Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Sewing a Nautical BURDA Anchors Shirtdress

This is a #MCBN post.

What a fabulous dress this is. Shirtdresses are so fashionable at the moment and this dress not only ticks that box but it has a nautical theme and can be worn with or without a net petticoat. This dress is made in stretch cotton but picture it in a floaty cotton lawn too. However you make it this is one stunning dress.
The fabric is very well behaved, and easy to sew for all abilities. I love the anchors don't you! And the buttons are just stunning!

Please do follow the link under  read the full post on the Minerva Craft Blogger Network . It explains how I made it, and what fabrics I used and how you can make one yourself.

And do leave me your comments,They are very much appreciated.

Thank you

Angela x 

How I made my lovely Sew Over It BETTY Dress for Jaycotts.co.uk

Jaycotts.co.uk  were kind enough to send me this Sew Over It BETTY dress pattern and I could not wait to make it. This is a new range of patterns which they  are  now stocking. I was so excited by it that I wanted to feature one in a blog right away


measuring yourself. Toile, pattern marking, Invisible zip, 

See the full range of Sew Over It patterns, including this one , on their website Sew Over It at Jaycotts

 I originally wanted to make it up in this "Paris" fabric but after trying every way I could gave up trying and raided my stash for this cotton viscose mix.
When choosing your fabric bear in mind the width of the skirt and choose something with a good drape which will hang well. I suggest a viscose mix. Minerva Fabrics have a great range of suitable fabrics and if you look at the selection on this page you will find florals and spots which will all look fabulous Viscose mix dress fabrics

The dress has a full circle skirt so it does take a lot of fabric. The only other things you need are some interfacing, an invisible zip and some thread.  A large spool of thread!

The pattern instructions are fabulous, inside the strong envelope is a booklet explaining each step in great detail. Fantastic.

The very first thing I did was to make a toille of the bodice. I used some lightweight cotton fabric and transferred all the pattern markings onto it with a fabric marking pen. Jaycotts have a good selection of water and air erasable marker pens. For a toille you need to use a water based or even a permanent marker Marker pens