Added Jun 6, 2013
London, United K...
This was a wearable muslin for the new Colette Patterns shift dress pattern. I also entered it into the competition they were running.
I made versions 1,2 & 3 (4 is a top version) and drafted a peter-pan collar and cap sleeves (the pattern has drapey elbow-length sleeves).
The pattern has bust and back darts.
I acsessorised it with a broach inherited from my Nanny on the lapel as a necklace would have detracted from the neck-line.
I blogged it here: http://material-girl.org/2013/05/28/like-water-on-shale-reviewing-laurel/
The shell fabric is a very light-weight satin with a slightly off-vertical raggedy-edged stripe; I’m not sure about the fiber content. The stripe was horizontal, but I turned it 90o to give me a vertical stripe. The dress is interlined with muslin and lined with a Pierre Balmain remnant (apparently hidden in a Berlin warehouse for the last 30 years!). The sleeves and collar are a black raw silk.
Sewing & Techniques
Check out this step-by-step on sewing our wrapped and pleated mini skirt
What do you think of these summery styles?
Check out the debut of this lovely designer style pattern with angular pleats
Behind the seams with Marina von Koenig Part 1
Dreamy dresses, floral prints, and cute spring tops.
You must allow our "request for permission" request to login to Burdastyle with Facebook.