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Yellow Meadow Cap Sleeve Dress

Added Oct 16, 2010

by wzrdreams

Brooklyn, New Yo...






Back in July, I was invited to participate in a collaboration with Burdastyle where I got to create a garment using Westminster’s Liberty Art Fabric and a Burdastyle Magazine pattern. Timing was short but who am I to say no to free fabric and a free pattern!?

I chose the Meadow pattern from the Marylebone Collection, color way LB20 Gold.
Picking the fabric was my favorite part of this project and it was even prettier than I had hoped. I love yellow and pretty yellow floral prints are few and far between. Once I had my fabric in hand I ran over to my favorite local trim store (Pacific Trim on 39th Street) and bought a RiRi zipper with gold teeth and a pale cotton zipper tape to match the fabric. RiRi zippers are so gorgeous. I don’t think I’ll ever buy another YKK again unless it’s invisible. RiRi zippers are so chic… and so expensive… and so worth it. I am so in trouble. :)

For the pattern, I chose the cap sleeve mini dress #130 from the 1/2010 issue. It was a hot summer this year in NY and I had that (and the short time frame) in mind when I picked out this shift dress pattern. Cute, cool, simple and sweet were my requirements. I made a size 10, and I did a full bust modification to the accommodate my figure. I wanted the zipper teeth to be exposed in the back, which I accomplished by setting the zipper further away from the seam allowance edge. I also added side seam pockets.

If picking the fabric was my favorite part of the project, than waiting in anticipation for the pattern was not! I had a trip to Canada planned that would cut into my sewing time, so I was anxious to get started right way once it arrived. I was also hoping to be able to take it with me to Nova Scotia for a late summer photo shoot. Luckily I had no trouble putting this dress together and it made it into my suitcase for the trip. I ended up wearing it around downtown Lunenberg and around the beach near the cottage that I was staying at. After the trip I got a few more snapshots in my neighborhood in Brooklyn on the last warm days of summer.

Material Notes

Meadow pattern from the Marylebone Collection, color way LB20 Gold.

Riri zipper




Garment Type
Beach, Casual, Classic, Mod, Preppy

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  • Anne2_large

    Aug 15, 2012, 04.56 AMby ADR

    I like your dress… I’m inspired! Does this pattern include how to add pockets? If not, do you have a “how to”? I always love pockets in dresses. Would appreciate a tip. Thanks!

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    • Anne2_large

      Aug 15, 2012, 05.17 AMby ADR

      I just bought this pattern and it does include pockets! YAY! That answers my question. : )

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    Feb 5, 2012, 01.32 PMby guerillaembroidery

    Hi, I’m wondering if you can help me. I cut out this pattern, but it seems to have a long sleeve and not a cap! Am I just being stupid? I’d appreciate any help if you can offer it .

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      Feb 6, 2012, 06.09 PMby wzrdreams

      Hi! This pattern came in two lengths and with 2 sleeves. I used the short sleeve instead of the long sleeve. I was only given the pattern as a print out so I don’t know what happens when you download it, but I would guess that both sleeve pattern pieces are included. It would be a smaller bell shape.

      Beware: there are no notches indicating front or back fo the sleeve that would allow for sleeve cap ease. be sure to add sufficient ease to the cap otherwise the fit will be odd.

      Good luck! I don’t wear this version often, but I did remake it out of a knit fabric (no zipper) and I wear a lot.

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    Oct 20, 2010, 11.18 AMby charlotteauzou

    I love this style. Perfect for summer !

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    Oct 16, 2010, 11.14 PMby freakusbzzz

    Your sewing is perfect.

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    Oct 16, 2010, 07.17 AMby janul

    Very nice, I love the picture with the blue wall! :)

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    Oct 16, 2010, 07.00 AMby irmchen

    Yellow is YOUR colour! Great dress!

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    Oct 16, 2010, 05.04 AMby groovymama

    This is really, really cute :-)

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