Monday, August 16, 2010

Make sure you bring your.....

........sunnies for this one!
I cut out the Burda Dress on the weekend and whipped this up today, just for something different.
The fabric is Kaffe Fassett's "Heraldic" and I bought it from here (when they had free shipping too) for a steal at $4.98 per yard! No-one loves a bargain more than me! (especially when this fabric is $26 per metre here)
I cut the larger size, a 14, and it fits so much better now, I don't feel like I have to breath in like the top I made (see below)
I'm not one for showing my upper arms so, I will probably wear it with a short sleeve cardigan.
I think it will be great for summer - can you tell that I have had enough of this cold weather?
This is the top. Yeah, a bit tight. I have made a skirt pattern from the bottom of the dress pattern too. I love the bias cut. I'll show you the results of that experiment later!
Kathryn. XX

17 comments:

Kate said...

Lovely dress! I have that pattern - I must try it out.

thornberry said...

The dress looks terrific Kathryn - love that fabric! It will be terrific over summertime.

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

Oh Look at you!!! I f my upper arms were like your I would show them around!
And the top is lovely but alittle snug across the Boobies!:)

Deb said...

Kathryn, they both looked wonderful. Love the bright Kaffe Fasset, you are going to get heaps of wear out of both of them.

littleredhen08 said...

Lovely dress, Kathryn. Nice to think there will be a summer sometime; hard to believe when it is so cold and wet right here right now!

The Pink Poodle said...

Hi Kathryn....jee wiz it looks fabulous...

I love little dresses like that for summer...(especially having a "little" bust myself...lol...

well done...(wish i could sew..GRRRRRR!!)...

xxx andrea

Country Cottage Chic said...

It looks lovely! Gorgeous fabric too.

Jayne

Lil' Rosebud said...

Hi Kathryn, I just love your work, it's all just so pretty.
I am working on my own website at the minnie, i live in Sebas. and was wondering if you could give me some info on the Bunninyong makers market??? I tried to contact Blue Ginger and had no response, and would love to come and have a look at the market, and perhaps have a stall later this year. I hope you don't mind my asking,
Cheers...Carilyn.

Sew Useful Designs said...

Beautiful Kathryn! I really love the neckline, well actually, I really love it all! You're inspiring me to attempt dress-making again - thank you! :-)

Hugs! Vikki :-)

mariondee-designs said...

Hi Kathryn, Your dress and top look lovely. All your 'clothes' making brings back memories of when I used to make all my clothes and Burda was my favorite pattern book. Don't think I could do it now though so I'm enjoying seeing what you're making.. take care, Maryann

Marilyn said...

Love the dress.... such a wonderful pattern!!
Have a Great Week!
Love,
Marilyn

Tazzy said...

Now you made that in my size right? RIGHT? So very pretty. I was just telling my hubs, I need to find a shirt/sleevless/tank type pattern so I can make lovely shirts for myself until i'm through meno. My gosh I can't get stripped down enough. Anyway, that's a different post.. hehehe. lovely work!! Hugs. Tazzy

Nikki said...

Love that dress, Kathryn. So pretty and flattering.... if a little chilly for this time of year!!!

Natasha Burns said...

Oh Kathryn!
1. the dress is SO cute and fresh and what? that's a 14? you look like a 10! holy cow, i'd have to cut a 20!
2. your arms are great!
3. the top is so cute, I don't see it as too small at all
4. come on spring and summer! i too am OVER this weather!

Purple Pam said...

Pretty dress. What a bargain on the fabric. The top is nice, too.

Time Worn Style said...

LOVE that dress, I think I may have to get out my sewing machine!
alicia

Seaweed and Raine said...

LOVE that dress!!! And what a steal the fabric was - lucky you! Just starting to get acquainted with my sewing machine, so now I can stop just drooling over fabric and justify buying some! :)