The fabric is a simple cotton jersey with a lovely floral and asian writing print ( suits the occasion actually) . it is a great project for an hour long sew along ( please join in)
Here is how it's done:
First you need to download the pattern, kindly provided by Julia (apfelbluete) from Burdastyle.com
Step 1: Fold your fabric lengthwise ( along the grain) and place the pattern on the fold line
Here is your sleeve done:
Step 6: All what's left are the hems- fold the bottom 4cm on to the wrong side and stitch either with a special kersey double needle or a zigzag stitch on your sewing machine. Stretch the fabric as you sew a bit for flexibility. The same on the sleeves, but only fold about 2 cm hem . Trim the excess of the hem over the stitch on the wrong side to eliminate the bulk close to the stitch- I usually leave about 4mm.
And here it is - a Japanese twister dress in less than an hour: