Carmenklänning

Added Aug 17, 2014

by kaitiek

Stockholm, Sweden

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Description

I followed the instructions in Swedish Burda magazine 07/2014 for the tiered dress they charmingly called a “Carmenklnning,” a Carmen dress (for its Carmen Miranda ruffles). I wasn’t sure how I’d like it, but I think it’s surprisingly flattering.

As the magazine said, this was really easy to sew! I finished it at a leisurely pace in a weekend.
This was the first time I ever made my own bias binding. I was surprised how easy it was to do and how little fabric I needed, which was great because I only had a little over 1.5 meters of fabric. I don’t have a bias tape maker so I used the pin method described here: http://creativelittledaisy.typepad.com/creative_little_daisy/2007/11/diy-version-of.html

I have a few more photos on my blog: https://thestockholmseamstress.wordpress.com/

Material Notes

Lightweight quilting cotton. Fabric says “Colorbk for Joanns.” I found it so strange to find Joann’s fabric in Sweden!

I bought mine at Ohlsson’s Stockholm, but I saw it online here: http://www.joann.com/colorbok-fabric-mono-tiny-blossom-gray-and-white/11712437.html#prefn1=isProject&q=colorbok&prefv1=false&start=1

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

Season
Summer, Spring
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Romantic, Bohemian, Casual
Material
Cotton

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    Aug 17, 2014, 09.19 PMby liliv-1

    Totally love this!

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      Aug 18, 2014, 02.44 PMby kaitiek

      Thanks! It was really easy and fun to sew.

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    Aug 17, 2014, 06.56 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Stilig! Du har gjort en bra jobb med denne :)

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      Aug 17, 2014, 07.10 PMby kaitiek

      Tack så mycket!

      That means a lot coming from you, Ellen, as I really admire your projects!

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