You can’t really tell from the photo below but I’m soooo excited to be posting my second dress for 2019. I’ve had a great start to the year and that’s mostly because of the people that I have in my life right now. It’s amazing how much you grow as a person when you surround yourself with positive, influential people who inspire you to be the best version of yourself.
To make things even more incredible my good friend, who got diagnosed with stage four cancer two years ago is almost in remission. He still has a long way to go and fortnightly cancer treatments but it’s the results that all of us hoped for but didn’t see coming. Last year he was even asked to tell his story at the Cancer Councils annual White Orchard ball, which made us all so proud!
Anyways, let’s get back to my sewing post… If I was to take inspiration from any Australian brand it would be from Cue. I don’t often find myself buying expensive designer labels, mostly because when you start sewing you just can’t justify spending over $300 for one outfit. But if I did spend that much it would definitely be at Cue (hehe). I am so in love with their simple, elegant designs, especially when it’s made with the most beautiful fabric. For me it’s a great place to start for inspiration.
The thing I love about this BurdaStyle dress is that it’s such a basic, stylish design it works with almost any fabric type. I know because I’ve tried it with so many already, changing the style each time (just wait… I’ll prove it with more blogs posts to come!)
Description: Form fitting sheath dress with great inline styles. Perfect for work, evening or casual wear.
Pattern: BurdaStyle Seamed Dress
Material: Cotton Sateen from Spotlight
Every time I make this dress I try out a different print or skirt pattern. I’ve made it years ago with a pleated skirt. In this version I’ve also omitted the pockets to make it more slimline and this also makes it easier to wear with your own waist belt.
I’m going to challenge myself this year to try and work with different fabric types and also make a trip to The Fabric Store in Brisbane to get some proper linen and higher quality cottons. I have a couple of Pinterest clothing boards that I have been collecting inspiration for a number of years now (mostly Cue clothes… just kidding). I’d really love to start my Copy Cat Challenge again.
My work also sends me to Melbourne every so often to meet up with the rest of my team, so I’d love to extend my stay and visit Tessuti and Rathdowne Fabrics. With so many local sewing stores closing down, where does everyone buy their fabrics these days? Local or online? I’d love to hear what your favourite stores are.
But, as you’ve seen from me a number of times already, this BurdaStyle number is a classic and one of my go-to patterns. It’s always been the perfect addition to my wardrobe and such an easy, casual but corporate style for work.