Midnight Sky Dress

Added Feb 20, 2011

by kihli

Zurich, Switzerland

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Description

The colour of the fabric reminds me of the dark blue sky in a cold winter midnight – so the dress got it’s name. I drafted the pattern myself, and as I took the time and made several muslins this time, it is also the best fitted dress I own so far (of course I plan to get some further best fitted dresses in the future :D). The dress has a more unusual style for me, but I like it, and also the bow! It is stiffened with horsehair so that it keeps its form, and it is the best bow I ever got. Originally, the intention was to get a dress to wear all day, but now, I think it is more suitable for the evening. Never mind, it will get enough wear, though!

Material Notes

Wool

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Winter
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Evening Wear, Vintage
Material
Wool

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    Jun 29, 2011, 02.00 AMby baroness

    the fit and pattern are perfect (i am useless at adapting or making patterns, so i am suitably envious), the colour is lovely, over all major success!

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      Jun 29, 2011, 08.43 PMby kihli

      Thanks! I could not make any pattern alterations before, too, but then I bought a book about pattern making and that changed all – you should try it, it is easier than I ever thought!

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    Jun 10, 2011, 02.14 PMby tirrs

    very nice

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    Feb 24, 2011, 02.44 PMby laurwyn

    I really think that it’ll work during the days too, especially in the winter.

    I love the fact that you use simple and subtle shapes. You look so classy and pretty in the same time. The bow is a very nice touch!

    I am very interested in how you drafted the skirt, especially the two front pleats! They bring out a very nice draping in the wool.

    I agree with the others, lengthening the skirt will bring more elegance. However, if you shorten de sleeves for the summer, I have the feeling that this length will work better.

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    Feb 21, 2011, 08.27 PMby harmonyandrosie

    Clever you, drafting that pattern yourself, you have made a stunning dress. I too would prefer a bit more length if it was for myself but aside from that it’s perfect!

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    Feb 21, 2011, 05.56 AMby pinksballer

    it is a great fit! that is the hardest part. I agree with apfelbute, I think the length should be just below the knee for more elegance and less sweet. the dark color makes it need to go more elegant and less sweet.

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    Feb 20, 2011, 10.38 PMby wendyondesign

    Please do! I’d love to see the back too:-) What a pretty dress!

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    Feb 20, 2011, 04.38 PMby in-stockholm

    it’s a beautiful dress!

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      Feb 20, 2011, 09.44 PMby kihli

      Thanks! I saw you peplum blouse and I like it very much, too!

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    Feb 20, 2011, 03.36 PMby erica-penton

    Beautiful! I love the fit and the neckline.

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      Feb 20, 2011, 09.44 PMby kihli

      Thank you! It is my preferred sort of neckline, as I think it suits me the best…

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    Feb 20, 2011, 03.32 PMby apfelbluete

    the dress is beautiful! Very good work! However, I would recommend to make the next time a little longer. With a little more length to win the elegance!

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      Feb 20, 2011, 09.43 PMby kihli

      Thank you for your advice! I was afraid to get it too innocent and boring, but I will think of making it longer the next time!

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    Feb 20, 2011, 02.01 PMby brisehuus

    Ein wunderschönes Kleid. Sehr stilvoll. Steht Ihnen sehr gut. Kompliment!

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      Feb 20, 2011, 09.40 PMby kihli

      Vielen Dank!

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    Feb 20, 2011, 01.44 PMby bunnyhug

    The fit is so very good and the drape of the skirt is superb! Wow! You have made a great dress.

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      Feb 20, 2011, 09.40 PMby kihli

      Thank you so much!

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    Feb 20, 2011, 01.12 PMby BeYou TiFul

    You look gorgeous! Great pattern and color. Too bad you have no pictures of the back.

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      Feb 20, 2011, 02.32 PMby kihli

      Thank you! I made pictures, but they came out rather bad, so I didn’t post them. But now that you tell me, I am thinking about uploading the least bad one…

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