Sunday, August 3, 2008

The khaki shirtdress


Here's my second version of BWOF 5-2008-113 (the first one is here). The fabric is lighter in weight than my first one, I like this better.


The yellow details are quite subtle.



Belt loop detail



Pocket flap detail



Buttonband


This is such a great dress pattern, I highly recommend it. There are a lot of details to take care of, but overall it's an easy project.

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Tonight I'm working on a muslin of the increasingly popular Alison swimsuit from Burdastyle. This is my first time trying swimwear. Wish me luck...

30 comments:

Adrienne said...

Very nice! I love the yellow!

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

I really like the touches of yellow! Great dress!

loopylulu said...

Great addition of the yellow. The second version proved to be as beautiful as the first.

yaiAnn said...

Yes, ditto to what everyone else said! Love the unexpected pops of yellow!

flanthrower said...

I LOVE it! The yellow does make it extra special.

Catherine said...

You look so great in this. I love the yellow and all the details like the topstitching. Great job!

Katrin said...

Whow, this dress is absolutely great, the contrasting details are divine!
I will add this pattern to my must-sew list, but seeing our European wheather it will be probably next year...
Katrin

Vicki said...

So cute, especially the yellow button tab.

Lori said...

Fantastic dress, the yellow is such a nice accent.

Tany said...

It looks AWESOME!!!! The yellow details give it a little extra touch!

Becky said...

Just repeating what everyone else has said-- it looks great, and the yellow details add so much!

kasizzle said...

Love the details.
Looks like a very versatile pattern.

peacockchic said...

ohhh the surprise yellow is like the peanuts and prize in the cracker jacks box. Love it!

Gorgeous Things said...

Love, love, LOVE the yellow!

Kay aka dkswife said...

Looks great!

cidell said...

Yellow touches are really nice. What a nice dress! I'll keep in in mind. Good look with your muslin. The only recommendation I have is use your walking foot for topstitching if you have one.

Sheila said...

Great dress and agree the yellow adds a great touch.

melissa said...

oh WOW, I love those hidden yellow touches! You'd never have thought it from the first photo, and then a little movement or gust of wind and a little flash is revealed...

Lashell said...

Great job, beautiful dress

Kestrel\'s Nemesis said...

Wow,

That dress looks fabulous on you! I was wondering where you got your belt supplies. I'm on the hunt for a source for them myself.

I love the button band and belt loop detailing, they seriously took this dress a huge step up :)

Christina said...

Kestrel's Nemesis - I didn't use any hardware on the belt, just a tube of fashion fabric that's topstitched and tied in a knot. I'm not quite up to belt-making yet :)

stacysews said...

Very cute! I love the yellow accents to this one.

Have fun with your swimsuit! I love making them - I've found that they are pretty easy to make and lycra is fairly forgiving.

Liz R. said...

very cute!

Melissa said...

Oh Christina, that turned out super cute!!! Good luck on the suit tonight, you'll do well I'm sure!

narcissaqtpie said...

wow, I really "heart" this dress. you look fantastic in it.

sulu-design said...

I thought it was cute when you showed us a sneak peak, but seeing it all together now, with all of that wonderful yellow detail... it's phenomenal (and so adorable on you)!

Kelroc said...

I really like this dress. the yellow is the perfect accent to the Khaki.

Cennetta said...

Another winner! Christina, both dresses are beautifully crafted. You are definetly in the trend!

Sigrid said...

Super cute, the yellow details are very good, just the little thing that makes a garment special.

Benedikta said...

Hey Christina,

How is your Alison Bathing Suite coming along??

I came across your popular blog and have to say that we at BurdaStyle.com absolutely LOVE your Motto: "One day everything in my closet will be made by me."
That is exactly what we all are striving for, what a great idea!

We hope to see the your Alison version on our site soon. We would love to hear what other patterns you would like to fill your closet with self-made creations..

Best,
Benedikta