Hot! MTL: Lemonade at Lunch Dress

I can already this is going to be a fairly dangerous feature for my shopping habits! I bought the fabric to make this look after putting it all together. That’s okay since I’ve been eyeing this modcloth dress for some time. I was quite pleased to find a fabric that captures the spirit of the bodice so well!

Also, keep those MTL requests coming in and drop us a line with a link to the original garment as well as a little explanation of why you’d like to make the dress (it can be very short). I received a handful this weekend (some quite the challenge) and hope to get them into the queue soon!


Original Inspiration



  • Make the red cummerbund a separate sash instead of an attached piece. If you want to make it part of the dress, cut the bodice piece shorter — about 1-2″ below your bust. Cut the red fabric in the shape of the removed bodice pieces. Be sure to give yourself enough extram seam allowance to attach the red fabric. Then, do the darts as you would.


Mena Trott

Mena Trott started The Sew Weekly to document her attempt to sew all of her own clothes in 2010. Since then, she's made over 125 outfits and has way more clothes than she needs.


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  1. I am loving this new feature of the Sew Weekly!

  2. This would be a very close version, and it tempts me to buy fabric, too.

  3. awesome! I am new to Sew Weekly but I love MTL and everything I’ve seen here so far. great work!

  4. I already read The Sew Weekly everyday, but I just love this new feature, so much inspiration!!!

  5. This dress was already in my ‘to be knocked off folder.’ You just saved me some work!

  6. I love this feature – am from South Africa and have really enjoyed your blog lately – you sew such beautiful colourful things :-)

  7. I love this Byrant park fabric but can’t seem to find it anywhere online to buy. Any ideas?