Added Feb 5, 2011
Found one beautiful dress in revolveclothing.com which really inspired me, wanted something similar- simple but also to look nice. As I didn’t have any pattern, i read 3 sewing books, but the biggest help was my grandma’s borrowed sewing book (1959, during that time in soviet Union there was very difficult to get clothes so almost every woman knew how to sew).
So firstly I prepared material, made these ‘lines’ . My mistake nr 1: material was twice bigger than it was necessary so the dress looked a little bit different than I wanted at first. Later I measured myself, folded front material (and later the back part) to the half and drawn lines in connection with my measures (this part explained me my grandma, how she used to sew). after this I based front and back parts and saw where I have to narrow it. Later inserted invisible zipper (thanks grosgrain for the good this technique video tutorial !!!) Finally I used white old lace- another grandma’s advice, her mother learned people sewing and used such a laces to cover the back bottom, and this lace is from that period, so I was very happy ((:
And of course I have to thank for many burda’s people, as lessons and advices really helped me very much !!!
I like how it came out, this will be my cocktail dress but I like that with simple sweater and little shoes it looks casual (:
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