Burdastyle goes Frankenpattern: The Barcelona Dress

I never thought all over white was for me, I always pictured white on rather more tanned skin that I am able to get. However, somehow this year I have thrown all caution to the wind and for the first time ever made an all white dress.


Before we discuss this any further, let’s agree that linen creases delightfully not disastrously, doesn’t it? Because my ironing simply isn’t up to keeping this crease-free…


I frankenpatterned my synchronised swimmers blouse and the skirt ot my northern beach dress. Because both these items of clothing have beach references and because I will travel to beachy Barcelona soon, I’m calling this my Barcelona dress.


It’s even got pocketses, so while I am in that queue outside the Sagrada Familia at least I know what to do with my hands.


I did not line the dress, because – can you believe it – I had no suitable lining in my stash! Now you know that I don’t believe in stash diets, in fact, the fabric industry relies substantially on my trade alone, so I was quite shocked not to be able to line my dress. My husband thinks it looks ok – otherwise I’m working on the assupmtion that noone will look at my behind for any length of time. Anyways, I think I need to do a lot more fabric shopping. Not having any white batiste or something similar is just not on! Well, Ribes y Casals, Barcelona’s largest fabric store, I’m looking at you.

Accidentally, this dress also fits with July’s motto for The Monthly Stitch: July is all about sewing in black and white! Two birds with one stone!


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3 thoughts on “Burdastyle goes Frankenpattern: The Barcelona Dress

  1. Tia Dia July 11, 2014 at 4:50 pm Reply

    This looks so cool and breezy and summery and perfect for Barcelona (my fave city, btw). I like how you frankenpatterned the dress. The blouson effect of the back is wonderful. And I agree about the stash…. must add something! 😉

  2. […] used a bit of linen leftover from my Barcelona dress for the front, and the eyelet fabric I bought in Barcelona and lost for the back and […]

  3. navybluethreads August 1, 2014 at 12:21 am Reply

    Oh, I think you have to have a few creases to welcome in Summer. I’ve loved sewing in linen this Summer, the creases are part of its charm 🙂

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