I’ve used the Wenlan blouse pattern from Burdastyle to make this bib dress before and really loved the result. This time I use the pattern again to make these floral bib dresses. The fabrics are so pretty with tiny floral patterns on them, they also look and feel like Liberty fabrics. I added a few pleats on the top of the sleeves and let the raw edges shown.
In the technical drawing of the top, I saw that the sleeves are on top of the lower skirt part. I got a bit confused reading the instructions, so I just did it my way and sewed the sleeves to the bib before the bib part is attached to the skirt part. It worked! The neckline and armholes are finished with binding strips. These dresses are size 6, so they are not as fitted as my previous bib dress.
The bib part is patchworked cotton lace fabric, they were bought already stitched together like that. The fabric is very thin and transparent, but I didn’t line it because I like the transparent effect this time. These dresses are so light and flowy!
I also made two paper bag skirts with pink and grey floral fabric. The fabric has tiny white flowers embroideries all over them, giving more weight to the fabric. I think this effect is perfect for a gathered skirt like this. I used the same technique as this skirt for making them. Making paper bag skirt is so quick and easy with pretty result!
Actually I also took some pictures to make a tutorial for the side seam pockets. But the floral pattern was so distracting that the stitches couldn’t be shown. I think it will be better to use plain fabric to make a tutorial, please be patient! I’m sorry!
There is an Artist market in Yokohama next month, and I will be sharing a booth with Kayo and Chie, that is why I’m making all these summer clothes. I was going to make something with batik, but it turned out that I don’t have enough fabric. Well, actually there are some pretty vintage batik from my mom, but she only allows me to use them for myself. I hope you’re not bored with all these florals, there are still tons of them in my stash so more will be coming!