I’m aware that it’s October, and everyone is making warmer clothes, but I’m still in summer mode.. It’s very hot here for this time of year, at least 20°C every day.. I decided to make one more summer dress for which I have made a muslin over a year ago.. Very cute button-down dress with open back, straps and full skirt.. Meanwhile, I have changed many ideas for fabrics that would look good with this dress, and in the end settled with this yellow-blue plaid cotton..
The pattern is #122 from Burda 05/2001.. This Burda issue is from those years when we didn’t have translated instructions in Serbian.. Everything was in German.. All those older issues always remind me of my beginnings in sewing when I used instructions only to see which pattern pieces I have to trace.. After that I would figure out on my own how to put them together.. I kept that habit, but from time to time I try to read instructions to see if there is something interesting (it’s always boring)..
|Patern #122 from Burda 05/2001|
Instructions suggest 2.05m of fabric, and I had 1.70m.. After tracing pattern pieces I started placing them on the fabric to see if my idea is feasible.. Full circle skirt needs a lot of fabric.. And I wanted to cut it on bias, so the pattern would look more fun with normally cut bodice.. I was left with enough fabric to use it for right side and lining of the bodice, straps and all pockets.. I excluded only the waistband that you can see on technical sketch.. Everything else I made without any changes.. I’m in love with the outcome.. The dress is perfect for summer but I think it would also look good with a shirt when it’s colder..
Here are some photos with our cat Malibu.. Since we took these photos in our street, it was easy to make Malibu happy and take him out for 5 minutes.. Behind the camera – my favorite sister Dina :)