Added Jun 29, 2012
by Milena Bella
Tel Aviv, Israel
This dress was inspired by a piece of an Indian eyelet fabric that I accidentally stumbled upon while shopping for other things. Sounds familiar :)? I thought of a Burda pattern from last summer, that just like the fabric reminded me of Italy, grapes and a relaxed summer wedding.
To deal with the eyelets I underlined the whole dress with white cotton batiste, to which I later catch stitched the facings and the hem. I decided not to line the dress for two reasons- first – it’s a hot summer, and second- I wanted to leave a door open to some fitting adjustments (I am a size or two over my feel good zone. It has been that kind of year:))
The pattern runs a little big, and the waist line in my opinion needs to be higher, so these are the adjustments I made. I also drafted facings, since the pattern is made to be lined (and not underlined and faced as I did – because my fabric had holes:))
What else.. My size had to have a wider skirt, I didn’t have as much material, but it worked out fine. I installed my side zipper by hand and added a waist stay band.
Verdict? I really like the dress, although right now feel it makes me a little bigger then I’d like (both because of the cut of the skirt and the white color). But it definitely has a potential for sexiness. I think the dress an I deserve to go to Italy, where both dresses and women with some flesh on their bones are highly appreciated- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MfXQSikRxFg
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cotton eyelet, cotton batiste
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