Hello everyone! It’s February, and you know what that means–Valentine’s Day is coming!!! In preparation for the “LOVE” day, I decided to share this Burda 7178 – Retro-Style – Perfect Valentine’s Day Dress with you.
While February 14th is known as a day to celebrate love by couples, if you go to the greeting cards section of your local convenience store, it’s quite clear that Valentine’s Day is definitely marketed to EVERYONE. So whether you’re celebrating a relationship love, family love, friendship love, pet love, or self love, I wish you a Happy Valentine’s Day!
My husband and I have a wonderful weekend planned. I’ll tell you more about it in next Wednesday’s post. I’m working on a red dress to wear, but if it doesn’t work out, I’ll wear this pink cutie instead.
Burda 7178 – Retro-Style – Perfect Valentine’s Day Dress
I’ve had this pattern in my stash for quite a long time. It’s the collar on View C that drew my attention, and of course the Retro-Style is so right for me. Although the fabric suggestions call for wovens, I opted for a knit (as usual). If you’ve followed me for a while, you know that the majority of my garments are sewn with knits. The sizing for this pattern is very limited. It’s available in sizes 12 – 22, so if you’re outside of this range and haven’t learned how to grade commercial patterns up or down for size, this one won’t work for you. However, as I’ve mentioned before, if you’re interested in learning how to grade patterns, you can always check out this VIDEO from Andrea with Sew To Fit. She does a great job explaining the process. Follow her instructions, then you too can make this dress for Valentine’s Day, or any other occasion.
This is a pretty simple dress to sew, with 8 pieces (four being facings). I omitted the back slit, which eliminated the need for piece #6, so only 7 pieces needed to make the dress. Oh, how I love a simple sew that turns out looking like I could have purchased my garment from any high-end boutique. I’m saving this one for a date night with my husband.
Evening Clutch Tutorial!
As I’ve promised, there is a video tutorial coming to show you how to make the evening clutch, like the one I’m carrying with this dress. It’s so easy and the possibilities are totally endless. Stay tuned! It’s coming!
Create the Look!
- Pattern: Burda 7178 (View C)
- Fabric: Textured Double Knit
- Shoes: (Old) Options Here & Here
- Clutch: Tutorial Coming
What About You?
What are your plans for Valentine’s Day? Are you making a dress to wear?
Thanks for stopping by!
Remember: When you live in your DESIGN, it is from there that God SHINES!
(All Photos Courtesy of CEMO!)