Denim MoJo

I’m breaking a long sewing/blogging hiatus with something nice and simple.

I’d earmarked this Burda pattern for a wollen woven top that I didn’t get round to making last winter.

Burda Shift Dress Line Drawing

Burda Shift Dress Line Drawing

http://http://www.burdastyle.com/pattern_store/patterns/shift-dress-092012

Then inspired by a suddenly remembered spread in a fashion magazine, the first few exercises in Colette Pattern’s Wardrobe Architect series, and an article in InStyle about current denim trends, I came up with the idea for an jean-y version I could throw on or style up.

A page from my inspiration book

A page from my inspiration book

I tried to incorporate some of the features from my inspiration dress; all seams have a dark red top-stitching and I finished the openings with a facing flipped to the outside. However, as the fabric faded a little in the pre-wash, I had to abandon the super-smart denim look and so I left the edges of the facing raw, they’re fraying nicely. The straight seams are flat-felled and the darts are clipped close to the top-stitching.

Here’s the dress on a lovely breezy beach walk. I’ve also worn it with tights and a long-sleeve jersey top underneath. I will see if I can style it for a night out, but I can’t see me wearing it to work though! Or at least only on a dress down day.

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