BurdaStyle: cotton tea dress

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Cotton dresses with small sleeves - a must have for the summer. Today I'm blogging my Burda Style tea dress.

It's been a while since I've had a croissant. Last week on a cheat food day we decided to have some real non-gluten free pastry. And here is what my husband got at the bakery early in the morning:

It was delicious, but hopefully we won't be so bad anymore. Or at least any time soon.

But our dinner wasn't so bad: we had some sushi.

And a lovely walk, of course. It was a nice sunny and windy day, but when the wind is so warm...it doesn't count.

The today's garment is Burda Style Tea Dress 02/2014 #101. I liked it as soon as saw it in the magazine. It's very feminine, elegant and just lovely, but at the same time it's very easy to sew it. The A-line skirt has a small hidden secret - it's quite a flared skirt.

Sleeves are perfect for beginners and all those who doesn't like gathering them: they attach in the easiest way. I think that sleeves are very important for summer dresses: they protect shoulders from sunburn. I'm not a fan of tan, so for me it's extra important. Sleeves also turn any dress into actually a wearable one, by eliminating the "beach-like" effect.

As for the neckline, I used a self-made bias tape.

Fabric is 100% cotton poplin I've got from a local shop.

Do you like summer dresses with sleeves?

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    1. Thank you so much Rachel! Nice to see you on my blog. :)

  2. The dress looks perfect on you! I'm one for summer dresses with sleeves as well! I have small shoulders and sleeves makes them look a little broader. And as well protects me from sunburn. I was thinking about making this dress and now I've seen it on you I'm sure I will make one for myself!

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