Added Jan 13, 2014
my (never worn) new year’s eve dress
it’s a silly story how this dress happened
i have an aunt that also sews
and she has a friend that is a professional seamstress
and that seamstress friend has a costumer
a certain girl that has dozens of dresses made for her every year
last year, at some point, seamstress was making 7 dresses for the girl
and at first fitting, girl decided she doesn’t like black sparkly maxi gown
so she left the half-made dress and the rest of the fabric to the seamstress
and seamstress gave it to my aunt
it wasn’t really my aunt’s style, so she gave it to me
dress had shoulder seams and the left seam finished
it had maxi mermaid skirt
and right sleeve was also sewn up
it came with bag of scraps too
i’m not into mermaid style dresses, nor maxi skirts
but decided to try transforming dress into knotted burda dress, from this september issue
i cut the skirt at the knee, and used lower part to make front bodice ties
i slashed front bodice vertically, and altered it according to knotted burda dress
(ended up with a bit deeper v neck, but i can live with that)
used the right sleeve of original dress
as a pattern to cut the left sleeve
(poofy knotted dress sleeves wouldn’t fit into this altered version anyways,
and i like these more fitted ones better)
fabric is some sort of wool knit, ridiculously soft and warm
and has a bit of lurex in it, to add some sparkle
it’s quite a bit more fancy and expensive fabric than those i usually sew with
i feel really lucky it found me :)
see more pics on my blog mokosha
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