Added Jan 11, 2010
I was in love with Sibeli’s tulip dress, so I tried one myself. I love the result. Like Sibeli did, I used Miasu’s contour bust and the Marie skirt.
Miasu did an amazing job with her contour bust, it’s so cute! As is typical for me, the bust was too large, and as is also typical for me, I didn’t realize just how large until after I put the trim on! I tried to modify it at the side seam, but doing so pulled the material in a bizarre manner. I ended up adding a middle dart right in the front, and it fits much better, and I actually like the look of the dart.
Given the large amount of ease in the hips of the Marie skirt, I decided to make it a size smaller than my typical Burda size, and it was still much too large for me. I ended up having to take 1-2 inches off the side seams. I generally really like the skirt, and am debating trying a Marie on its own. If I were to make the skirt on its own, I think I’d eliminate the pleats in the back.
As an amateur seamstress, I ALWAYS forget to pay attention to the type of materials…a cotton blend or something? The navy skirt has a very slight stretch to it.
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