Added Mar 9, 2014
This dress is made with pattern from Burda 08/2009, which happens to be the first Burda issue I ever bought when I started sewing :) The pattern I used is #128 and I don’t really know why it took me so long to try it out, but I’m so glad I finally did! I really love the fitted style of this dress, it’s a nice break from the silhouette I usually go for.
I’m not sure are there any rules about redheads wearing pink, but since for some reason I love this color so much I decided that redheads definitely SHOULD wear pink. As much as possible. Which I do :)
The construction of the dress went without any problems – up until I accidentally chopped off 10cm of the skirt hem. Whoops. On these standing pictures it doesn’t look like that much of a problem, but boy – try to sit down in a short fitted skirt without a vent. That’s what I’m talking about! But I decided that I’m gonna go with it, mostly because I thought that the style and the fabric is a bit too businessy so that shorter length would make it more casual. Kinda. This whole situation reminded me of good old Hanna Horvat and her well known tendency towards inappropriately short clothes. Although the style of this dress is much more Marnie like, the super inappropriate length puts it directly in Hanna category in my eyes! So hence the project name :)
Behind the camera – my dear friend Tea
Fabric is some wool mixture with a really nice shine to it, and there is an invisible zipper in the back. I also made the bow belt out of grosgrain ribbon. For the lining I used some fabric I had leftover from previous projects, but since I didn’t have enough of it I had to frankenstein it a little bit :)
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