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The “Flip Flop” Halter Dress Finished!

I fell in love with this pattern on the latest issue of BurdaStyle, which they first published in May 1950!

The original pattern has a halter neckline and a circle skirt. I edited the skirt a bit to get a more flattering shape for my body type

Sewing is seriously getting more easier than shopping for me… Think about it: you first go on window shopping, make a list of the items you loved, then limit your choices with your budget, find a dress that you’d adore – which would also fit exactly your size and body shape… blablablaaa… Whereas this gorgeous dress took me a day to finish and cost around 5 EUROS!


When I sewed the lining, I realize that I wasn’t very good at installing the triangular part neatly. So I decided to cut the front band into two and sew them separately on the bust. But even that did not solve my problem; I ended up having a crooked look on the bust. However, the dress turned out so great that no one can notice it, unless they look closely.

Join me on my blog for more lessons learnt notes and photos on this project: http://sewingyourstyle.tumblr.com

About the author: Have you ever wanted to wear the wonderfully crafted designer clothes that you’ve seen on TV or in a magazine and lamented for the fact that the possibility of buying that item with your current salary is as high as going on a moon in your lifetime? Have you ever heard the sales person saying “Unfortunately our cuts are much slimmer…” and just smiled back and left the store with full grace while recalling scenes from “Alien vs. Predator” movie within 3 seconds? Well, I have! 🙂 So one day I woke up and said to my self “what will I lose” and decided to learn how to sew! I went to the market and bought a sewing magazine; ran to the fabric store and bought the cheapest fabric I liked and started sewing. I learnt new stuff each day from the internet and I keep learning. Since then, I keep sewing great clothes for my taste :)) If you have the same passion, follow my blog! http://sewingyourstyle.tumblr.com

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  • iorhael July 9, 2012, 3:30 am

    Looks great ! This dress is definitely in my to-do list! 🙂

  • Quinn July 9, 2012, 11:12 am

    What a super job! It looks lovely on you 🙂

  • EmSewCrazy July 11, 2012, 10:10 am

    Love your comment about sewing being easier than shopping! So true! Great dress too! Love that fabric!

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