This short sleeve mini dress pattern is part of the BurdaStyle 1960s Vintage Collection. Wearing the dress is like slipping into 1960s Swinging London, somewhere and sometime I’ve always wished to visit. This might be as close as I get!
The beautiful floral fabric dates to the late fifties, and I found it in a Bellingham antique shop during a trip there last month. It’s lightweight with some body and was a real pleasure to work with.
I cut the dress to a size 36. I ended up removing a couple of inches on the sides and back of the bodice because my muslin garment was a bit too loose, and this was my only alteration. The skirt length isn’t that “mini” on me, but I prefer it this way.
There are some interesting details to this dress. I particularly love the centre front appliqué, and inside the dress, I used my new Brother 1034D to finish up all the seams. This machine is awesome (if a little intimidating when using it for the first time!).
I’m very happy with how the dress turned out and I plan to use this pattern to sew many more!
Thanks for looking!