Monday, June 16, 2008

Next: Burda Plus Fashion SS08 Dress 414A

My next project is a BWOF shirtwaist dress. It's hard to tell from the photograph, but the color is not gray. It's a dusky, minty green "linen look". The stripe is for the contrast while the main body of the dress will be solid. I like this dress because it is boxy and has no real waist definition, like me. I really like the fabric, too. But it's a synthetic linen and not very breathable. There is a lot to be said for natural fibers.

I bought this fabric from JoAnn way back in March, I think. When I was in JoAnn again a few weeks later, the salesperson remembered me asked if I'd finished this dress. I was a little embarrassed that I hadn't sewn the fabric yet. And now, it's June and I'm finally getting to it. Apparently, this salesman doesn't know about stashes. Although my fabric collection is larger than it has ever been, in my heart, I don't consider myself a stasher. "Real stashers" don't consider me a stasher, either. But I still felt guilty for not using this fabric when the salesman asked about it. So I moved this project up in my queue, even though there are things I'd planned to do first. I'm such a wimp -- allowing myself to be pushed around by a salesperson.


  1. Cute pattern; I'm thinking this would work for me too as I am a rectangle.

  2. This will be a great summer dress!

  3. "I like this dress because it is boxy and has no real waist definition, like me."

    LOL!!! You're so funny! ;) I can't wait to see this made up. I like it too.

  4. I like this dress pattern and the fabric.