burdastyle 101 dress with cap sleeves »
Instructionsthis pattern is for the bodice only; you cut 2 rectangles for the skirt. that's fine by me-- BUT! the waistline on the bodice is curved; that will give you a wonky curved hem when you attach the skirt.
to avoid this, i drew a straight line across the center front and cut off the excess curve, then attached the skirt part. you can do this on the paper pattern.
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Type of item: Clothing
Style: Rock / Punk, Retro / Vintage, Funky, Classic
some sort of flammable man made stuff in leopard print. in terms of handling, i loooooved this material.
What was your inspiration?
the sew weekly (www.sewweekly.com) challenge; use thsi burdastyle pattern to make a little black dress. i don't wear much black so i went with leopard. :)
What are you most proud of?
the exposed zip that runs the length of the dress. i added it when i realized, after cutting, i FORGOT to add seam allowance to the pattern! the exposed zip gave me another inch of wiggle room and saved the dress.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
see my pattern advice if you take this one on!