Blue and white spotty dress

For this dress, I manipultated a pattern I found on the Burda Style website.  http://www.burdastyle.com/patterns/coffee-date-dress-multisize-sample

The Burda Style website is great for sewing ideas and some patterns can be downloaded for free. The dress pattern I used had to be printed onto A4 paper, and there were approx. 25 pages which needed to be joined together and then cut out. This did take me a while to do and the finished pattern was rather stiff and covered with joins and  sticky tape!!

cutting out the dress pattern
cutting out the dress pattern

My alterations of the pattern:- I removed the ruffle, added the waistband, and slimmed down the entire dress. It took me 3 attempts to finish it and to make it fit correctly as the sizing was not very accurate. The construction of the dress was slightly frustrating and time consuming.

finished spotty dress
finished dress

I think the polka dot pattern gives a lovely summery look to the dress, unfortunately with all this wintry weather, it may have to be stored in the wardrobe now until next summer.

Materials used:
approx 2 metres of fabric
long dress zipper
hook and eye
sewing thread

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