dress for Ivanka´s wedding
Added May 12, 2011
My best friend Ivanka´s getting married next month and such an occasion calls for a new dress! Since my skin is very light (or more likely white – in czech we call someone who doesn´t get tanned “director of a limestone quarry”. So that´s me.) even in the summer I thought I need some full color to have a nice contrast to the skin. And than I saw this purple cotton-satin in the local fabric store. It was 1,2 m rest for half of the price. Enough for a dress with a pencil skirt. Few days after I found out they have another 2,5 m also for half of the price and I bought it too. So I went for a big skirt and a matching small handbag and still have the 1,2 m left for another dress maybe..
The pattern for the top of the dress is from Burda 3/2011 (Mod. 108). I changed it a little, so the back isn´t so low. It looks very 50ies/60ies like – full front and open back. The bodice is also a little bit longer than the original and it´s lined with the same fabric. A big skirt. And a handbag (the gloves are my grandma´s, maybe 50 or 60 years old). The dress looks just fantastic!
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2,5 purple cotton satin, invisible zipper