Added Jun 25, 2014
by Irina Schwab
I found this pattern really inspirational. It is the flounce dress no 120 in Burda Style magazine 05/2013.
I dreamt about making this dress from a floaty, silk fabric to resemble the fish scales or a snake.
Who would be a mermaid fair,
Singing alone,combing her hair,
Under the sea, in a golden curl,
With a comb of pearl,
On a throne?
Beautiful dress, I will probably have to give it a few more tries to achieve the ideal fit.
It does come quite large at the back, so I will have to go a size down so the dress is more snug. This might be due to the body shape rather than a fault in pattern.
The dress features side zip, lace back detail and hand sewn sequins at the front. I have used a selection of vintage glass beads and pink beads, as well as a few tubular golden sequins.
However, all in all, a beautiful project…. And plenty of photos to choose from.
Worn with: shell bracelet (seen in a few pictures) Handmade, Zakyntos; Shoes: handmade brown crocodile shoes Bally vintage
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