Dress for July Wedding

Added Sep 26, 2010

by molly85

London, United K...

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I didn’t really know what to wear to my friend’s wedding, so I thought I would have a go making my own dress. I chose a BWOF pattern kimono dress from the March 2010 edition (link http://www.burdastyle.com/patterns/burda-style-magazine-032010-kimono-dress), as I thought that it looked relatively simple.

I think that overall the dress turned out quite well, though I think that the seam under the bust is perhaps a little high. Also, matching the fabric lines at the seams was a bit of a headache, as the fabric has a little give in it (something I hadn’t realised when I bought it).

I have to say though, I felt quite proud of myself wearing one of my first self-made items of clothing. And no-one guessed it was my own handiwork, so it couldn’t have looked too bad!

P.S. Apologies for the rather crude/amateurish photos!

Material Notes

Synthetic satin, at £1.50/m! Slightly stretchy so nice to wear, not so nice for a novice to cut!

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Casual, Classic, Evening Wear, Romantic
Material
Satin

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    Sep 26, 2010, 03.03 PMby peaudane

    Lovely dress! I made this too and I had the same problem with the bustline being too high. I love the style and would make another if I could figure out how to correct this problem!

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    Sep 26, 2010, 01.59 PMby kelepso

    The first photo is quite lovely. Nice work.

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