Well my daughter graciously allowed me to take a few quick preview shots of her in her new dress. I had to promise not to publish to Facebook where her friends might see. LOL I'm sure there were a few reasons but the first and foremost one was she plans to use this dress this year for senior pictures. So I ask you to please ignore the lack of beautifying she plans to do before the real picture is taken.
What you need to know is that my daughter has been greedily eyeing the June 2010 issue of Burda Style magazine. Many of the styles in it called out to her whimsical/bohemian heart. This one came with a mom do you think an eyelet dress would look good on me. Needless to say that on one of my trips to fabric hunting (searching for a bargain) I saw this red tag eyelet at Joannes for 50% off which does not happen to often at Joanne's. After a quick call and trip home daughter took a look at it and declared this was it. The fabric was polyester but very thin and light weight so perfect for what she wanted. Thin wasn't the word sheer would have better matched it. By the time we left the start daughter realized that yes I would sew this dress but it must be lined.
From Burda Style Relax on the beach in this loose-fitting dress with practical pockets and pretty lace trim.
38, 40, 42, 44, 46. My dd took a straight 46
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Typical of Burda magazine but yes you can follow them.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
My dd had marked this dress from the beginning because it looked fun and carefree. That fits very well into her whimsical/bohemian style.
No dislikes yet. But she could not understand why pockets.
Polyester eyelet and lace hemming type from Joanne Fabrics
Polyester batiste for the lining from my stash
Both of these fabrics ravel badly.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
We left off the pockets and belt made from self fabric. I also lined the dress since the eyelet was very light and very see through.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Have a feeling this maybe made again but this copy my daughter plans to use for her senior pictures.
A wonderful easy breezy summer dress.
Next up my first Lutterloh, Lutterloh 2009-19. What girl doesn't want a sleeveless shirt for under jackets and cardigans.