I know I said I didn't have any plans to make BurdaStyle 04-2013-109 again any time soon, but that's exactly what I found myself doing this week.
Last weekend, Mr. Frogs and I decided to take the tadpoles to a movie. I wasn't feeling all that great and the thought of squeezing myself into a pair of cargo shorts was not appealing. My go-to Adidas gym shorts, although comfortable, are not exactly what I want to be seen in when I'm out and about. I found myself thinking: Wouldn't it be great to have another shift dress like the palm tree dress?
I immediately thought of this colorful cotton seersucker that's been patiently waiting in my stash. I pulled it out, and sure enough there was plenty to make this little dress.
Since the pattern was already made and all the fitting issues were already worked out, all I had to do was cut and sew. This time I didn't install a zipper. The dress slips right over my head. I used purchased binding for the armholes and neckline, which saved time and energy also.
I love how it turned out. The fabric is super cute and super comfortable. I can't wait to wear this dress out and about. It will even look cute with a little cardigan over it for work.
Okay, so I have no plans to make this again... but no promises.