Added Feb 19, 2014
After finishing my first version, I became obsessed with this pattern. OBSESSED. I HAD to make another one for my birthday back in January. With only one and a half days to finish the dress, off I went to my pattern store of choice where there’s a lot of wool fabric on sale right now. I was super lucky because I found exactly the shade of blue I was looking for: a beautiful deep blue hue. I feel like of the three version I made of this dress, this is the one where I had just the right fabric. Fabric #1 was a tad to stretchy and soft, and fabric #3 too heavy. Fabric #2 is just the right amount of everything; the finished dress comes closest to Burda’s pattern picture.
With just such a short amount of time to finish this dress, it was impossible to line it even though I thought from the start it might be a good idea. Sure enough, I can’t wear the dress without a slip or a tee beneath it, the wool’s just too scratchy. It’s okay though: I’ve left my perfectionist days behind me when it comes to sewing. I’m just glad I finished it in time for my birthday. Also, I have no shortage of t-shirts, so everything is a-okay. I fucked up pretty badly on another part of the pattern and that mistake is highly visible. While pinning the pattern pieces on the fabric, I had accidently switched up the back and front skirt pieces and ended up cutting the back piece on the fold and the front piece twice. Could still slap myself for that one, what a stupid, unnecessary mistake! Alas, there was nothing I could do except cut the back skirt piece in two and sew together the two front pieces.
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