Burdastyle Dress »
Type of item: Clothing
Outer: white cotton fabric with small holes cutout into a design Lining: pale yellow cotton.
What was your inspiration?
Dress from the Burdastyle handbook.
What are you most proud of?
The edging on the flounce.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
I followed the instructions for the Burdastyle dress almost exactly.
The only thing I did differently was I made a narrow bias strip for the trim on the flounce at the neckline instead of a zigzag stitch. I did an invisible stitch on the back side to tack it down. I think it turned out really well and professional-looking.
Also for the bottom hem flounce I did not use the pattern piece but cut a long strip of the yellow, pressed it in half and used the ruffle foot on my machine.
The keyhole turned out bigger than I was expecting, I have to work out when to add seam allowances and when not to.
All-in-all I am very happy with this dress, although Im not used to wearing white and I feel like Im going to get giant stains on it everywhere I go. But thats my own sloppy problem.