Hee hee, duck lips crack me up. This is Burda 07-2013 #122. It’s a strappy knit dress. I kind of love it. I made it for our cruise to Mexico. And yes *hangs head*, I’m still making things with animal print. I can’t stop. I’m like Blanche Devereaux*. She’s my idol. She would totally rock this dress. And somehow, she’d have a millionaire on her arm by the end of the trip.
Isn’t it fun? You can’t really wear a bra with it, but you kinds can’t tell anyway. The bust and upper bust (?) layers are adjustable up and down a bit. I like them like this. I made my standard size 34. The only adjustment I made was to leave off the seam allowances for the hem (I usually do this) and then hem it a bit higher than in the model photo. Oh, and I also made my straps with elastic inside. This makes them sturdier. You want that if your dress is mostly held up with the neck strap!
Here is where the straps go through the bust sections. You make two of the upper portion, and then don’t sew all the way to the corners. This makes a opening in the seam. You topstitch so it makes a “casing.” Sort of.
This actually might be my last animal print. Ack! What will I do??
*Don’t know Blanche? You need to!!!!