Saturday, June 25, 2016

Burda Challenge May and June!

Well first, a quick photo of my second Style Arc Cara top. I finished the first one and knew immediately that I needed a white one! Really, almost any top you love can stand to be done up a 2nd time in white! :) I also knew it needed to be eyelet! And then I saw this fabric with a scalloped hem at Hancock and had to have it.



It's pretty narrow so while it calls for just under a yard, I got 2 to be safe. I left as much of the other side that I could in case I can find another use for the scalloped edge.

The only changes were to add side seam length so I could use the scalloped edge - so the proportions are a little different than intended but it's okay to me. And I cut the back elastic to 14" instead of the recommended 15.5" for my size.



I still need to hem the sleeves and it'll be ready to wear! I think it's so cute!

I mentioned in my June planning post being unsure of what to sew for May and decided to go with the slip dress as a nightgown. PERFECT pattern for it!

I used a size 40 neckline/armhole and graded to a 42 as per usual. I used a really soft knit that I got in a Fabric Mart bundle so composition is unknown. I added no hem allowance and removed 1" from the hem and then hemmed it at 1 1/4".

One of the views had braided straps and I thought that was pretty awesome. I cut strips, on the crossgrain that were each 1/2" wide. I safety-pinned the 3 together and braided them, keeping my tension as consistent as possible. I then passed it through the back strap, which is stitched down, and adjusted the length in front. They're just topstitched in place and feel pretty secure.


It is extra comfortable and I can't tell you how many times I've worn this to bed. I did a load of laundry just to have it available to me again! Must find more suitable fabrics in the stash!


The braided straps are my favorite :)

For June Burda (and Fabric Mart!) I sewed up this awesome little A-line number in an animal print stretch cotton twill.

Spoiler Alert: I LOVE IT!!!



Read all about it HERE on the Fabric Mart Blog

19 comments:

  1. You've made some cute items here! Love the eyelet top and I've loved every version I've seen of the Burda dress!

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    1. Thanks Carolyn!! I think we will see more versions of this dress popping up!

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  2. oooo...The fit on the "Birthday " dress is so nice! Great fabric too.

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  3. These all look so awesome! Perfect for summer - you are looking so stylish!

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  4. I love the eyelet top - it definitely looks great in white.

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  5. I love all the things you have made! A woman can always use a comfy nightgown, and its such a great make. Your June Burda project is wonderful. It fits you well, and I like how you styled it!

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  6. FYI, the floral is cotton/poly burnout. I just made a top in it, and I decided it is so soft is it better for a nightie!

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    1. Ah. Thanks! :) I figured someone else had to have it.

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  7. Love your cara top.. So cute in the eyelet.
    The night gown is cute too.Looks so comfortable.
    Happy sewing.

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  8. OK any garment that makes you *want* to do laundry must be the shizzle! I love your Burda dress and am in the process of making bust adjustments for my version.

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    1. Haha! So true!

      I hope you love yours too!

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  9. your Burda dress is fantastic - love the use of a subtle print. And I left off the belt (mostly due to not having any good hardware) but I really like the look. Great summer dress.

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    1. Thanks Beth! I was worried about finding adequate hardware but lucked up!

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  10. Your nightie is so pretty and looks so comfy, and LOVE how your birthday dress turned out! :D

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