More collar love

Navy collar dress

Navy collar dress

Navy collar dress

Navy collar dress

Navy collar dress

Navy collar dress
dress: self-made // tights: Modcloth // belt: Modcloth // boots: Boutique 9

Anyway, I think this might be my favorite of the Burda 7739 bunch I’ve made. I also think it might be safe to say that I’m a little obsessed with this pattern, considering I’ve already made it three times: this one, a gray one that I just realized I forgot to post oh no wait, I did post it!, and  a spring version I finished last week that I haven’t posted yet.

This one was heavily inspired by yet another Dear Creatures dress. Shocking, I know. I loved the original dress but I knew the lack of a waist would look terrible on me so Burda 7739 seemed the perfect pattern to use for it. As usual, I lengthened the waist by a few inches, and I used double fold bias tape for the white detailing. I also lengthened the sleeves past the elbow and made little cuffs. I’m thinking of ripping those and making new cuffs with buttons.

So far I’ve worn this on Thanksgiving and Christmas, and I’m pretty much in love. I also have about six more dresses in my Sewing Inspiration board that this pattern would be absolutely perfect for recreating.

Do you have any patterns that you just can’t get enough of?

PS It was so great to hear about what everyone’s working on over the long weekend. I’m still hammering out a few pattern piecing-related issues, but so far so good! I hope all of your projects are going swimmingly.

17 thoughts on “More collar love”

  1. Such lovely pictures! I do love the white and blue together–so clean and classic.
    I’m in the muslin stage of this pattern right now; I have plans to make it with some red flannel and be super cozy. But, I’ve seen so many adorable variations that I’m sure one won’t be enough!

  2. I love love love your dess. I’m going to check out the pretty pattern next time I visit my fabric store. The nautical-ish collar is so adorable especially in navy as is your bow belt because bows are my weakness.
    Great blog post 🙂 xx Karen

    1. Aww thanks! I highly recommend the pattern. And yup, I feel ya. I’m still waiting for the day when wearing bows on all accessories is deemed acceptable. :]

  3. Girl, you are officially my favorite fellow sewist and blogger! Love this dress. I’m actually making a dress sort of similar right now. Super cute!

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