Added Aug 20, 2012
it was one of those fabrics i found that just screamed “BUUUUYYYY MEEEEE!!!” when i saw it, so i gave in and bought it. it’s crepe viscose, which is kind of heavy, and since the colours are all screaming for attention as well, i decided that a simple tunic/dress would do. i used the same pattern as the one i used for the Syrupy Knit Top which is pattern no. 102 from Burda Style magazine, May 2012 edition (Finnish version).
it’s a very easy pattern, and it took me less than a day to finish sewing it (and, mind you, i’m usually pretty slow in sewing). as soon as it was done, the only thing that came to mind as i saw it was: Bali. the colours reminded me of the vibrant colours of the people & sceneries, and the loose-fitting shape of it reminded me of the breeze of the sea wind there, and suddenly i longed to be in Bali. so here’s my i-dream-of-Bali dress.
i’m not sure what to think about this dress. on one side, i like how it looks. i did everything just as it was said on the instructions, and after finishing the last stitch, i tried it on, and found out that the pockets are waaaay down below. if i wear the dress just like this, without any belt, i practically can’t use the pockets at all. so i wonder if it’s a mistake in the pattern or if the pattern is supposed to be for someone who’s much more tall than me. nonetheless, it’s a simple dress, and since it’s made of viscose, i can wear it in any season i want. it’s suitable for work too, since i again made the neckline to be 7 cm higher than in the original pattern.
i couldn’t decide which way to put the swirling pattern of the fabric on the dress… so i finally put them on different ways for the front and back part. all the seam allowances are finished off with zigzag scissors.
other than the weirdly-located pockets, this dress is all i hoped & longed for when i decided to buy the fabric. so, yay for the small piece of Bali in my wardrobe!
about 1.5 m of crepe viscose.
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