Summer Still

The weather here is still so warm its hard to think about the items needed for Autumn and Winter so I am still making up summer items to take advantage of the blue skies and balmy temperatures.

I am constantly looking at my stash trying to get some order and an accurate listing of what I have, but as well I also love to keep sewing as much as I can to bring my vision into reality.

I had been looking at my stash and the  patterns that I had and I decided to make up this lovely striped satin. I have had it for a while in my stash just waiting for the right design idea. I decided to use Burda Style pattern 6936.

I felt that this is a fairly forgiving style so I could get away without the muslin.Burda 6936

Grey stripe love this

Grey stripe love this

The pattern is a very straightforward make, not terribly tricky . I really liked the use of bias tape to add interest on the wrap part of the dress. It is very easy to wear and looks good on. I made the longer version this time although I didn’t follow the pattern exactly so that I could have the effect I wanted I had to make some changes and I did my usual adjustments for my lack of height.

Satin stripe back

The Back View

satin dress front

The Front view when worn.

sleeve detail satin dressdress satin
I don’t have any pictures of myself in this yet but I just love it. The fabric was one of those purchases that (I am sure I am not alone in this) I just had to buy. It is in the colors I love, it is soft and hangs really well. I discovered because of my changes to the pattern after I had finished it that the lower inside seam could be seen when it is tied. So I  used grey bias tape and encased the seam on both sides for a more attractive result.

satin dress inside detail

Closeup of seam detail.

This was a great pattern to make , so much so my mother wants to come over and sew one with me for herself. It is really nice to wear as well, I have cut it out to make it in a few other different fabrics one sheer with a under slip dress. I will post that when it is done.

Happy Sewing ,


About suebsewbyme

Australian fabric fanatic who loves to sew and create interesting garments . Creativity is my mantra.
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