Added May 22, 2013
by cris orange
This is my first „order“!
My dear friend Camelia had a 10 years old Zara dress, that she still loved and couldn´t separate from it. She hoped in secret to find one day someone who would be able to copy this dress. The famous tailors in Thailand weren´t able… As she noticed that I began to sew, she smelt her chance… and I accepted the challenge!
So we went together to my favourite fabric store in Vienna and she chose the fabric: a thin fine cotton with butterflies print, together with cotton lining and some lace.
I didn´t want to destroy the original dress, so I copied the pattern as good as I could.
The darts were at the beginning a little geometrical challenge, but this was quickly solved.
The rest went smooth, without problems – the mere pleasure!
At the end the dress is a very little bit too tight, but this is because the prototype is also too tight and my dear friend didn´t want to come for a second fitting – after the first fitting she meant it would be ok and I shall go on.
Anyway, she seems happy with her new dress – and her dog Bella wanted absolutely to appear on the pictures too (but she still needs sunglasses :-))
Well, I also like this dress so much, that now I MUST have one too! Fabric is already bought… and of course I couldn´t resist not to take some pictures with the Camelia-dress, of course for me it is still tighter an shorter – but I feel this length as very comfortable…
See also the second version of this dress:
My favourite holiday dress
Cotton, Zipper, Lace
Member Project of the Week
Suzeb's superhero inspired swimsuit will make you want to be a kid again!
Get 9 patterns specially picked for shorter stitchers.
See how Burda members are styling pants for summer.
Meg's Magazine Mash Up
See how one of our editors gets her inspiration.
Take off with pleats, cut-outs, insets, and futuristic prints.
You must allow our "request for permission" request to login to Burdastyle with Facebook.