Mini Dress

We’re finally settled into our new home here in Madison, and I’m so happy to get back to sewing. My most recent make is a cute “mini dress” from BurdaStyle magazine. It has a teardrop shape at the neckline, a contrast yoke and my favorite design element: pockets with accent bands.

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What’s great about this pattern (other than the obvious 1960s style) is how little fabric was required to make the dress. For the skirt, second half of the bodice and sleeves, I was finally able to use that 1.5 meter of colorful lightweight cotton found at a textile recycle sale last year. And as for the yoke and accent bands, I used the leftovers of a navy polyester crepe that I had in my stash.

The relaxed fit and the lightweight cotton make this mini dress very comfy. BurdaStyle calls this dress a “Mini”, there are many types of minis. If we’re splitting hairs, I’d classify this one as a “spring ’65” mini on me; above the kneecap, but not quite the thigh-high “summer ’65” mini that characterized Swinging London.

Here are some pictures:

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Thanks for looking!

9 thoughts on “Mini Dress”

  1. Ooh, I love this! It was one of the (many, many) patterns I bookmarked from the September issue. But I honestly can’t imagine it being done any more perfectly than this! Great fabric choice. Well done!

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