Hello and welcome!
I just started this blog and this is my first post. I’m excited and a little bit scared. But mostly excited 🙂 🙂 🙂
Let me start by saying that I have about 20 years of experience in sewing. At first, it was more of a necessity. I loved beautiful things but could not afford it. Now, I can buy an expensive dress but I can also do it myself for a fraction of the retail price. Most things that I see in stores I can make by myself and very often, the quality of my creations is higher.
So coming back to the blog and my first post. I decided to make a blog to keep track of outfits I made and share tips on how each particular thing was made. I learned a lot from the “photoforum” on the Russian site of BurdaStyle (they have an amazing amazing community, check them out even if you don’t know the language, its mostly photos http://burdastyle.ru/fotoforum/) and it inspired me to make this blog and hopefully provide some useful information for someone else.
The last thing before going all bananza on the red dress – I will post probably post 10 or 20 creations with very little descriptions as I have a backlog of outfits + I am better (and faster) at sewing than writing.
ok, the red dress from February 2016 issue.
If you don’t have this issue, try to find it in your public library or buy digital pattern from BurdaStyle web-site.
Material: 2 meters of light satin with no stretch (fabric width 150 cm). It felt like a candy crash saga effort to try to fit everything in, so I highly recommend going with 3 meters.
Modifications: I took a pattern almost 2 sizes smaller, got rid of asymmetry: combined parts 4 and 8, used the left half side of the bottom flounce and mirrored it, added a second neckline flounce, did not add seam and hem allowances on the bottom parts of details (I am short – 152 cm).
Oh the flounce!
Here is neck flounce – 2 identical details.
another minor modification is that I used shorter zipper (20 cm) but I kind of wish I went with the 50 cm one as the dress fit very tight (remember that I used the pattern about 2 size smaller?).
I am very happy with the end result. Now, I need someone to invite me dancing 🙂
thank you for a visit