autumn dress, at last,...

Added Apr 26, 2011

by loulourosa

Brugge, Belgium

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It took me months to finish this dress, (no time, too cold in my studio,…) so I was verry happy when I finished it a month ago! But I did’n like it AT ALL, the sleeves where too pouffy, the bodice was not right,…
So I had to redo those things. I shortened the sleeves 3 cm, and instead of two pleats in te bodice, I made pintucks. It looks a lot nicer now!

This dress is based on a pattern from Burda magazine 2009, I think April or May,… I had to enlarge the pattern from size 42 to a size 46
On the pattern, the zipper is on the back, but I had to put it in the sideseam as I didnt have enough fabric to ad extra seams at the back.

The fabric was very cheap, 3 euro/metre. It’s a silk (I think) chiffon, it has satin flowers and polka dots. As it is see trough, I had to line it. For this I used a light green Venezia lining. I prefer this lining as it does’nt wrinkle and feels fresh to wear. My lining was more expensive than the fabric,…
The fabric was not easy to work with, it dances around when you cut it or when you try to make pleats.
Especialy the making of those “balloon” sleeves,…

Material Notes

Silk chiffon, Venezia lining, invisible zipper, one button, guttermann yarn.

Difficulty

Advanced

Categories

Season
Spring, Fall
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Romantic, Vintage

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    Jan 27, 2013, 01.01 PMby Noalarm Fakeplastic

    thumbs up… up… up… for how it fits you and how you have a knack for choosing fabrics

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      Feb 20, 2013, 07.29 AMby loulourosa

      Thank you for your sweet comment, this is a dress I wear a lot!

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    Nov 16, 2011, 06.08 PMby eliseanna

    This is beautiful, I love it.

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    Apr 28, 2011, 06.22 PMby wearthecanvas

    I love this fabric!

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      Apr 29, 2011, 06.20 AMby loulourosa

      Thanks, I bought it in Holland, on a fabricmarket.

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    Apr 28, 2011, 12.13 PMby blmfld

    i think this is really a lovely dress. good job!!

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      Apr 29, 2011, 06.25 AMby loulourosa

      Thank you! :-)

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    Apr 27, 2011, 08.58 AMby Jlcrane

    Just lovely! You’ve done such a marvelous job! I especially love the fabric.

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      Apr 27, 2011, 02.39 PMby loulourosa

      Thank you verry much for your nice comment :-)

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    Apr 26, 2011, 06.00 PMby laugh434

    Very pretty. Love that fabric!

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      Apr 26, 2011, 06.38 PMby loulourosa

      Thank you! I wasn’t sure about the fabric,…

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    Apr 26, 2011, 04.32 PMby bennomusik

    Oh what a beautiful dress!

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      Apr 26, 2011, 06.38 PMby loulourosa

      Thank you for your nice comment!

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    Apr 26, 2011, 11.36 AMby Debby H

    Lovely and great idea about filling a bra to get the size you want on your dummy.

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      Apr 26, 2011, 02.41 PMby loulourosa

      Thank you, now I have to fill the other parts too ;-)

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    Apr 26, 2011, 08.59 AMby loulourosa

    Thank you for your nice comment! I gave my dummy a bra with filling so it would have my size, to make this dress.

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      Apr 28, 2011, 12.12 PMby blmfld

      that’s a good idea!!

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    Apr 26, 2011, 08.29 AMby apfelbluete

    Great job! very good fit!

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      Apr 26, 2011, 06.38 PMby loulourosa

      Thank you verry much.

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