My “burrito” experience – Part 2

I promised you photos of my finished Sewaholic Nicola.  I was lucky!  The weather was pretty good today and I was able to model it outside!  

Perhaps you remember from my previous post a few of the details…  I used a cotton/Tencel fabric, similar to jean fabric but much lighter and “glossier”.  I found the buttons in my stash, lovely gold coloured metal ones with a little crest on on them.  My stash has actually tripled because my sister brought me more sewing supplies and notions that a friend of her’s didn’t need anymore.  I love making a new dress without even having to enter a fabric shop!

Like the collar and the neckline?
Or the lace channel for running the self tie belt through?

Now here are some quick shots of the whole works!

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I’ve already cut out my next project!  What are you working on?

Happy Sewing!

37 thoughts on “My “burrito” experience – Part 2

  1. This is so perfect. I adore the lace channel!

    1. Thank you! I found the idea on Pinterest – so different!

  2. Nice dress indeed! I’m impressed with the nice crisp even collar.

    1. Thank you! I don’t think I have ever seen a blue I liked so much – hopefully it won’t fade… I did stick it through the wash with no colour change, so fingers crossed!

  3. Your dress looks lovely Linda. I love the buttons and lace detail around the waist.

    Debbie x

    1. Thank you! It’s nice when you can find something new!

  4. The lace channel is a very good idea

    1. Thank you! I found it on Pinterest.

  5. That burrito technique, does it have another name? I was telling someone about it (in relation to swimwear gussets) and was met with blank looks!

    1. Another reader – Linda – in the Part 1 previous post where I describe the details more, said it is just the way that “traditional Men’s shirt yokes” have always been done. It was labeled “burrito” by Janet Pray in the Craftsy course I took just as a way to better describe how it’s done. It could possibly have other names, that are unknown to me, but this name has stuck in my head. I suppose these techniques just get passed down – like, here’s how you sew these pieces together!

    2. And you know, it is pretty much the same as a swimwear gusset, on a larger scale!

  6. That is such a lovely dress. The lace at the waist is perfect. It looks great on you. Way to go. You could wear that dress anywhere.

    1. Thank you! It’s nice to be wearing “blue jean” that looks classy, isn’t it! 😃

  7. It looks fabulous! The cuffs are great, and I like how that lace looks like a belt instead of a casing. Right now I’m doing some spring cleaning of my stash so that I can dive into some spring sewing!

    1. Thank you! Yes, it is always amazing what I can find when I clean up and organize! I’m looking forward to seeing your handiwork!

  8. I really love the lace channel!! Great make!

  9. Very pretty, and the lace channel looks lovely.
    How nice to get fabric given like that. It must have been fun finding out what you actually have!

    1. Thank you! Yes, when my sister shows up, it is like a Birthday or Christmas all over again!

  10. Lovely dress & great backdrop, too! Thank you so much for the photos. 😘

    1. Thank you for reading and commenting!

  11. Linda, your dress looks great. I agree with all the others–the lace is lovely. Also your backyard looks fabulous! It’s still brown and gritty here in Calgary.

    1. Thank you! It’s all the rain that makes everything so green and blooming here!

  12. Nice to see the finished product…very cute and so versatile!

  13. Beautiful dress, Linda, I love that shade of blue. I have some pink chambray In my stash that is waiting to be a shirt dress one day. I like the collar on yours.

    1. It is a great blue, isn’t it! The collar is directly from the Sewaholic pattern. I love it. It is so different!

  14. Love the fabric the dress looks great. Was the crochet detail your own – I really like it, what a great idea!

    1. Thanks! The crochet belt is a 3″ wide length of lace sewn on. I got the idea from Pinterest – great for ideas!

  15. That lace channel is gorgeous. I learned something again, here: one of my outfits last month was from a fabric that I knew nothing about, except that it was beautiful and I wanted it. The fabric shop I buy from is very “creative” on their invoices. So on this invoice I had “Mix-and-match linen” and “Tinsel denim”. Well I thought tinsel denim was a nice description for it, since it has a metallic sheen in sunlight that reminds of tinsel on Christmas trees, right? At least now I know about cotton tencel, thanks {-:

    1. You’re welcome. This is the first I heard of it when I purchased this fabric. I think it has the potential to wrinkle easily, like a linen would, but the feel of it and the colour and the “shine” like you say makes me very happy with it.

    2. I have worn my pants and top a few times and it does crease easily…and it is a demon to iron. Have to use a press-cloth and medium iron otherwise it shows the ironing marks too easily. But you know what, I will definitely use it again, it is so beautiful and I am certain with your dress as well you will find people commenting on the unusual fabric texture.

      1. I have recently purchased a … I can’t remember what it is called now… But it is a Teflon (plastic looking) cover for my iron and it replaces the need for a press cloth at any temperature setting. It also doesn’t leave any iron marks. Using that on my steam iron makes the job easier.

  16. Your dress is just perfect and I love that style of dress, it makes me want to do a bit of dressmaking next instead of crafty stuff!

    1. Thank you! You have the cutest dolls – make my dress for one of them!

  17. That dress is great. I actually need something like that myself but I’m attracted to colorful prints like a kid is attracted to candy and neglect to sew the basics.

    1. I love prints too! But this denim was to difficult to resist! 😍

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