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!

By | 2017-10-07T11:04:08+00:00 August 18th, 2017|Uncategorized|9 Comments

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  1. peggy August 18, 2017 at 11:08 - Reply

    That dress is absolutely precious. I’d like to copy it only a little longer for me.
    pk

    • zoubi zoubisou August 21, 2017 at 06:33 - Reply

      Thank you very much Peggy! If I do another one, I would make it a little bit longer for me too 😉

  2. Lori B. August 18, 2017 at 12:28 - Reply

    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!

    • zoubi zoubisou August 21, 2017 at 06:36 - Reply

      Thank you so much Lori! That’s very sweet of you! 😊❤️ So many cute patterns are in that September issue… what to do next 🤔

  3. Diane G @dreamcutsew August 18, 2017 at 12:34 - Reply

    What a gorgeous version of the pattern! I love your fabric choice.

  4. Fabric Tragic August 18, 2017 at 16:36 - Reply

    Cute as!

  5. wedreamaloud August 27, 2017 at 10:56 - Reply

    I love this dress!! So cool!! 🙂

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