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BWOF 05-2008-121 finished

Tonight I managed to finish my dress. After completion of the neckline portion yesterday evening, it took me only two hours to finish it. The hem must be done, but I like to leave it for a night, so that it can set.

If you want to see larger pictures, click on them.

The sleeveband I also constructed a bit different then the BWOF instructions tell you, mainly because I wanted to use my serger and sew the sideseam and band in one pass.

What I did is:

IMG_2816 Sewed the sleeveband till the marking with a small zigzag stitch.
IMG_2818 Pinned sideseam and sleeveband, turning the seam allowance of the sleeveband outwards as much as possible.
IMG_2819 Serged the seam. The I made a small clip halfway the sleeveband part of the seam, so that one part of the seam allowance could be turned away from the other part. Then I folded the sleeveband.
IMG_2820 Topstitched on the edge of the sleeveband, and this way it was attached too.

The result: a great summer dress, that in the end was not so difficult to make.


  1. Oh, this turned out beautiful!

  2. How STUNNING! You just made me want to put this on my list!!!

  3. Very nice dress, thanks for all the tips.

  4. Terrificly flattering dress Sigrid. thanks for the great tips on construction.

  5. Your dress is lovely! And it goes so well with your shoes too :))

    And it is nice to see you taking photos of what you are wearing. It reminds us of what you have made again. Those white pants are great (a couple of posts back).

  6. Great job! You look put together and summery. Thank you for showing how you did the sleeve. I think I would have done the same thing you did - in fact I do this with all sleeve insertions for knits.

  7. I love the fabric! Another cute version of this dress.

  8. Beautiful dress! I love the fabric!

  9. Fantastic job! I like the way you constructed the sleeves and your fabric looks great on this dress! This is one of my favorite dresses and I am seriously considering maling it again on a solid teal green color, this time with the crossed over skirt! Unless I find another pattern that I like for more than 3m of teal green jersey, of course!

  10. I love this style dress! I wish I were taller to wear this dress. It is truly flattering on you. Love the sublte colors of the fabric and the contrast pieces.

  11. Sigrid .- made you a dress very nice for the summer. I love the print and this model is very pleasant to take. I want to take the skipper body to unite a skirt with ruffles and gathers, I think it would be good too. best wishes. Paco

  12. Beautiful dress - I love the colors. It is very flattering.

  13. This dress is gorgeous. i love the print and the contrast bands.

  14. This is a beautiful dress, I love how it looks on you. Great idea with the contrasting bands.

  15. Great dress, and the shoes are perfect with it!


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