Twice as nice

I’ve just made two dresses using a new-to-me pattern, Burda 8071. It’s a fairly simple sundress with three bodice options, and uses about a two metres of fabric, a 14″ zip and a metre and a half of ¼” elastic.

I had a lovely cotton batik sarong from Indonesia which I’ve been saving for a rainy day, and it proved to be ideal for this project. weaversstories-giat-sarongI had to think carefully about my pattern layout, as these sarongs often have a contrasting panel which takes up about a quarter of the fabric area (see right for a typical example of this).

I placed the contrasting panel across the front of my dress skirt and also on the back of the bodice so my dress has different front and back views. I love the outcome and had a lot of favourable comments today which are always very welcome.

I made the same dress in black and white, hence twice as nice.

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This has been my 100th post.

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3 thoughts on “Twice as nice

  1. Lukraakvars September 18, 2013 / 12:04 pm

    Ooh I love this dress, its so simple and flattering. I wish I could make my own clothes (I can make them, but I wouldn’t wear them out in public haha). Well done.

    • Bridget September 18, 2013 / 5:13 pm

      Thankyou. I’m sure you could do it too: practice makes perfect 🙂

      • Lukraakvars September 19, 2013 / 11:18 am

        That is probably where my problem lies, not enough practice… haha. thanks for the encouragement.

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