Tuesday, 29 December 2009

A Sundress - Why Simple Is So Much Better

In all my eagerness to sew, sometimes I forget that less is definitely more.

I wanted to try something simple and sweet that could still feature the fabrics I'm using. This sundress is perfect and easy to sew too!

The construction is basic pillowcase dress style, nothing complicated. I used bias tape I made from the same contrasting fabric for the bottom band. It's loose fitting, great for layering and can also be a top.. The fabric here is light weight Japanese cotton. I also utilised the French Seam to finish both side seams. Great solution when I've yet to buy a serger and want an alternative to the zig zag stitch. It's a clean finish and very durable too.

I'm happy how this turned out. And this will also be the first style I'll be offering for custom orders! :D

Yup, you read it right. If you're interested to purchase my humble work, you can do so very, very soon! Figured it will be great to share my work with others and the proceeds from the sale will go to supporting my great need to create. This will be under a separate label I've chosen for the venture. Wait for the unveiling in a few days :)

Till then, happy sewing!


  1. The sundress is darling. I made one of these for my daughter but it turned out disastrously big. I will have to give it another go! I am sure you will sell tons of these!

  2. I love the fabric that you have used.. and the sundress is sooo cute..

  3. Lovely simple is always beautiful and elegant i totally agree :)

    Wow you've decided to sell you handmade stuff what a joy!! I am so happy and excited for you cant wait for the unveiling :)

  4. okinokiyo - yup, more satisfaction sewing it too :)

    jenny - thanks! I need an excuse to sew more, selling is a perfect excuse lol. never give up sewing this one, it's easy to customize :)

    sue - thanks babe! did u get my email? if tak sempat perhaps next time ya?

    mayya - thank you! i need to use up all those fabrics in stash lol

  5. Its very pretty,Zura. I agree simple is sweet.
    Here's wishing you a happy and prosperous new year.... and happy sewing.

  6. wow...that looks lovely zura....


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