Friday, July 15, 2011

easy summer dress BURDA just in case you didn't know! Well they always have fashion that does not look homemade, easy patterns and great tips and advise.  Most sizes are European so you have to figure that out but I have purchased a number of PDF patterns and have had great luck so far.  Well I got the newsletter with new summer patterns and had to have this dress.  BUT....pattern did not come in my size.  Most pattern makers on BURDA only make patterns in one size lot, anyways I was looking at it and thought it was a simple idea, and I knew I could copy a neckline from a shirt I liked, so I got out the pattern paper and got started.  I wanted to have side seam pockets so I used this tutorial from BURDA as well, I am a big fan of binding so I used a simple binding technique added some gathers at the neckline and it was done! I decided not to add the gathered waist, but I might change my mind later.  Without a belt or gathering it looks like a shepherds costume, my daughter and I were laughing about it calling it my shepherd dress, so it definitely need a belt or gathering.  Dress in a day! LOVE THAT.  I purchased this linen like stripe at a fabric warehouse, it was easy to sew with and is very comfy...I might need some more of it.  I used about 1 2/3 yards, the bias binding cut into the last bit of the 2 yards.


  1. Cute! I recognize that fabric..
    I'm going to try a Burda pattern for the first time this weekend, a pencil skirt. We'll see how it goes!