Long sleeve ruched dress

Long sleeve ruched dress Long sleeve ruched dress
I really like the fabric that I used for my red dress that I also bought the same fabric in black and deep green. I used part of the black to make a pencil skirt, and this is the green one.

The pattern is also from Burdastyle with my usual petite alteration. I really love the ruched detail on the side seam and the raglan sleeves. The original pattern also has ruched detail on the sleeves but my fabric is a bit thicker than ordinary jersey so I eliminated it.

The pattern is only three pieces, front, back, and sleeves. If you bought this pattern, don’t be confused when you see other pieces on the pattern. They are for the the Diagonal Divided Panel Dress from the same Burdastyle edition.

Long sleeve ruched dress Long sleeve ruched dress

The ruched part was stitched first and reinforced on sewing machine, and the rest was finished on serger. I like that Burdastyle pattern has no seam allowance. It means that I can add 1 cm seam allowance instead of using the standard 1.5 cm seam allowance. I find the 1 cm seam allowance is easier to handle on both sewing machine and serger.

The dress is quite fitted but the knit fabric makes it comfortable. I think it is a perfect dress for the transition period between winter and spring. Sorry for the constant photobomb by Fuwawa. She was sitting on her sunny spot and refused to move at all!

Long sleeve ruched dress Long sleeve ruched dress

Long sleeve ruched dress Long sleeve ruched dress

And here I am wearing the dress last week when I went to a karaoke with my husband. It was actually my first time going to a karaoke in Japan! I’m not really sure how I feel about listening to my own voice, somehow it sounds different than what I imagine….

Spending the afternoon in #karaoke 😝🎤

A video posted by Novita Estiti (@verypurpleperson) on

Pattern is Burdastyle Long Sleeve Fitted Ruched Dress 02/2015 #124 (PDF), size 38 printed at 92%.

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