Added Mar 31, 2014
Same as a bunch of other New Girl fans out there, I thought that the red dress Zooey wears in the opening credits is just plain adorable. And same as all of the sewers among New Girl fans, I thought that recreating that dress is a must. The funny part is – despite all the hype, there isn’t really anything that much special about the dress! But I guess It’s the kind of thing that grows on you after you watch opening credits for millionth time :)
Dress is made with pattern #121 from Burda 11/2012. Model is almost identical to the one Jess is wearing so I didn’t have to do any modifications, aside of shortening the sleeves and raising the skirt hem. I really love the skirt portion of the dress, but bodice was way too loose and ill fitting. I was stupid enough to not make the muslin first, and I didn’t have enough of fabric to cut another bodice pieces. In the end I solve the problem somehow but in the process I lost about 3cm of the bodice length, which resulted in skirt sitting above my natural waistline. Because of that pockets are too high as well, but I was too exhausted to redid them. I decided that it’s gonna be one of those things you just learn to live with.
In the end I really love the dress, although is very far from being perfect. Oh, and did I mention that my red dress is actually yellow? Yellow was always my favorite color to wear, and also that was the only monochrome fabric I had in my stash :)
Hope you’ll like it!
The fabric is some kind of heavy cotton, maybe a bit too thick for the dress but it keeps the shape really well. I made neckline facings out of some printed cotton I had in my stash, and I also used strips of same fabric for finishing the hem on skirt and sleeves. And there’s an invisible zipper in the back.
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