Monday, May 23, 2011

Dropped waist dress

I tried a new pattern.

Burda 8072

I do have to wonder, who is this pattern marketed at? It is beige, and on an older model, yet it is a really 60's youthful looking pattern. Doesn't the silhouette remind you of something Mary Quant would make or Twiggy would wear back in the sixties?

Anyhow, it was a really simple pattern and super quick to make, so I loved it. I made the dress from a craft cotton (bought on sale of course). I made the non-pleat version as I like things simple.

Oooh, and I just want to say, if I was a dinosaur, I would definitely want scales like the pattern on this dress :)

Fabric close up.

This is it plain. A little boring I think. I am wearing the matching belt, but it's hard to see. I am also not sure if I want to accentuate my hips by wearing a belt there, I prefer belts high on my waist as on the waist gives me a better silhouette.

And the back.

How I will wear it-or do you think it looks too christmassy?

What I am wearing...

Boots = Number one shoe warehouse

I enjoyed this pattern so much, I made another one straightaway-I will put it up soon :)


  1. The green is springy, not Christmassy. I think the outfit you chose will be fine. I really like the red belt with it.

    Classy dinosaur scale dress FTW.

  2. Hey Emily, thanks. I will wear it with my red then :) I am loving red accessories at the moment.