Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Jersey Dress (Burda 8/2011-116)

I haven't been posting much last time so I still have some things to report about that I made at the end of summer.

This simple dress with small kimono sleeves and hanging collar I finished in August but didn't even had a chance to wear it, the weather turned to the autumn so fast.

Not much to report about this dress, the stitching was fast and easy. Except for my first attempt to make it using other fabric which ended in turning into a top :).
After this first failure I  researched all finished versions of this model at Burda web site forum and decided that mine should be made from very thin and flowing jersey.
The only problem with this sort of jersey was that the collar just hanged flat without making nice  drapes which is the main feature of this dress. To overcome this I added fusible interfacing to the collar. And I didn't make pockets in side seams.

As for the rest I just followed the instructions.
Arms trimming

Now I only have to wait till the next summer when I could wear this dress.


  1. Glad to see your version Maria. The fabric is perfect for you, feminine and delicate.

  2. Lovely dress, very elegant! And I love the soft and pretty shades of your fabric - those colours really suit you!

  3. Ich liebe diesen Schnitt und nähe mir gerade meine 2. Version davon!
    Wunderschönes Kleid! Das Kleid mit den perfekten Schuhen wirkt an Dir sehr elegant und der Stoff ist wieder wunderschön!
    Liebe Grüsse von Sabine

  4. Oh! So beautiful! I too often I have those unexpected ... when you finish sewing something and it's another season, I often keep the finished garment and forget about it ... the following summer, when I discover it in a corner of my wardrobe, the joy is immense!

  5. What a sensationally stunning dress on you, Maria! Your version inspired me to give this pattern a try (I did not notice it until I saw yours!!!). Also thank you for taking the time to read and comment on my blog.