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Burda's Retro Jumper Dress

So I wanted to post a Burda jumper-dress I finished the other day.

I am definitely doing to need go back in and pull in the bodice a bit! So frustrating. I don't know why I insist on using the poly-poplin for most things, but it crinkles easily and doesn't look.... professional. 
 The pattern I used for this jumper-dress was Burda's Retro Dress. I made it according to the 36 but should have used the bust from the 34 and the skirt from the 36. 
Technically my bust IS a 33" but apparently not in Burda sizing though I suppose that could be due to ease included.
Also, this jumper was supposed to be ALL mushroom print but I realized later on that I would need about 3 yards of printed material versus 2. BAH. 
I was impatient to sew, so I colorblocked as always. 



I did an inside lining for this but only on the top. Otherwise, I serged the edges like I usually do.

Inside pockets! 
What you will also notice is.... this fabric is my own design!
These are the little mushroom…

Dress Collab with Tanith Rowan Designs

And now.... a very special blog post! 

Back in about July me and Tanith of Tanith Rowan Designs collaborated on a maternity dress! I was up for the challenge: I had never made anything maternity before and I am still in early stages of using stretch knits for designing. 
So I devised a version of my Sunrise Panel dress just for her based on her measurments and specifically for a stretch knit. 
Dummy me didn't take photos with my DSLR like I usually do (or maybe I did but deleted them accidentally because I ran out of room on my SD card?) so we'll have to deal with in-progress photos from my phone. 


I think the hardest part was deciding on colors. The fabric store I went to in Chicago can be hit or miss with stretch knit and being a little less knowledgeable in stretch knit, I wanted to see all the weights in person at the store before I bought it. 
This is also the first garment I have sewn entirely on my serger - but it wasn't without hiccups! I don't exactly remembe…