Don’t you just love it when a project comes together seamlessly? This combination of the Ice Cream cones Art Gallery Fabrics jersey and Burda 6/2016 #101 was perfection! Lets talk fabric first since that is where the vision started to form.

AGF Ice Cream Cones Jersey Fabric

When I saw the ice creams with the little sprinkles against a white background I was smitten. The whimsical delightful feel is perfect for summer sewing. It is from the Art District Fusion Collection designed by Dana Willard.

As to be expected with AGF jersey the quality is outstanding. I have sewn with their jersey before and have been impressed by how well they keep. This fabric meets the Oeko-Tex Standard. It is very smooth to the touch and springy. The radiant colours are lush.

To prepare for sewing, I washed it on a cold cycle and tumble dried on medium. It takes a steam iron beautifully.

Burda 6/2016 #101

I knew that I wanted to emphasize the beauty of the print so when it came to the pattern choice, simplicity was key. Burda 6/2016 #101 has very simple lines. This being my 3rd make – I can safely say that I really like this design.

The front and back yokes have the sleeve built in so you effectively only have 4 pattern pieces. It makes for a comfortable dress that also has the bonus of being easy to sew up. Since the sleeves are grown on there is no business of easing the sleeve. It took all of 1hour to sew up.

Sewing Construction Details

I sewed up a size 38 on the Burda size chart based on my body measurements. I made no alterations to the fit. I made the dress as long as I could on the length of fabric I had. This design is versatile in that you can easily make it a top or a dress of any desired length.

I used my overlocker for the seams and the coverstitch for the hems and the neckline.


Did I already mention I love this dress! The fit is spot on and the style is so comfortable it feels like I must be wearing pajamas. The fabric is beautiful in its own right and I have no doubt this would look fantastic in just about any design. That’s the hallmark of great design.

Style Notes

I dressed it up with some high heels in orange to make those oranges in the dress pop. This fabric is so fun and perfect for summer. Even in the rain it looks suumery!

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