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White and Yellow Keyhole Dress

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Here are some details about my project:
Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Sizing Women
Style Romantic
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What was your source for this sewing project? Online Photo or Website
Name of website or photo Burdastyle Dress

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What materials did you use? Outer: white cotton fabric with small holes cutout into a design Lining: pale yellow cotton.

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What are you most proud of? The edging on the flounce.

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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.

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Cute! I love the keyhole.

09/03/2012 Flag

What a fun dress! You did a great job.

09/08/2012 Flag