Added Apr 26, 2014
You cannot imagine my surprise when in a remnant box I found this sunset print cotton.. My first question was “Who on Earth could make a fabric with sunset print?”, second was “What is meant to be made with it?”.. The fabric was too crazy to pass, and I dug up two pieces so I could use them for something.. And that something was a dress.. For a year I wanted to try pattern #111 from Burda 03/2013 .. I had a fabric for it, and I was smart enough to make a test for the bodice.. The fit was far from good.. The bodice has an open back so the front needs to be perfect.. Here, bust darts were missing for that perfect fit.. Without them you can worry all the time about side boob.. Lazy as I am, I did tons of other sewing projects until I stumbled upon sunset print cotton.. The idea was immediately in my head.. I’ll place the pink cloud on the front bodice piece, and the part with water on the skirt.. In the end for bodice I combined two patterns – for the front piece #108 from Burda 03/2011 (It has bust and waist darts – perfect fit), and for the back pieces #111 from Burda 03/2013 (the back cut was perfect, and I didn’t want to change it).. Also, I changed the skirt, instead of gathered, I used the pleated one from dress #107 from Burda 11/2007 .. While sewing the dress I couldn’t stop thinking about unicorns, Care Bears , cotton candy and all that sweet girly stuff that in normal circumstances never comes on my mind.. It was a bit creepy..
When I put all my associations aside, I’m in love with this dress.. It’s funny how as time goes by, both Snave and I are changing our love for some colors.. Snave was always against wearing black, and I, as a true goth gal, couldn’t imagine myself in pink! And here we are, Snave in black polka dot dress, and I in pink cloud dress.. When we went for a photo-shoot, we were looking for a cotton candy, finally to have some props.. We couldn’t find any.. Probably because of Easter holidays.. It was fun trying to conquer Belgrade fortress and find a perfect place with a view of sunset at the confluence of Sava and Danube rivers..
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