Added Jan 21, 2014
by cris orange
Every year on Christmas I select one colour to decorate the Christmas tree and the table – an my own outfit of course. This time it was yellow.
I had the Vogue Kay Unger Pattern V1302 since longer in my head, so it was pretty clear what would happen with the wonderful silk charmeuse from the fall-winter collection 2011 of Luca Luca.
The only problem was that, because of my 3D Trenchcoat , I only had 1 week to make this dress, and I also had to buy the presents and and do the decoration (cooking ist he task of my husband :-))
The muslin dress fitted me perfectly – such a luck! The drapes over the bust and back are applied above the dress, so I didn´t that fort he muslin, because that wouldn´t affect the fitting – big mistake!
I my hurry I applied the drapes over the finished dress and noticed only at the end that they were to small! They tightened over tha bust and back so that I couldn´t even breathe!
In the panic I made the mistake (instead of cutting those drapes again), to try to gain some inches from the seam allowances. At the and I can at least breathe, but it still tightens and at the armholes you can see the lining (although I sewed it twice).
Furthermore I had to adjust the drapes by hand at many places, because they didn´t sit properly.
Anyway – my dress was finished in time! But for yellow tree decoration didn´t remain any time (you can´t buy this colour), so the tree became gold-white rather than yellow.
Even though I was a little disappointed about this dress at the beginning – I already wore it several times and I love it :-)
And now I now: this year I will start with the Christmas preparations already in summer!
Silk Charmeuse from the Luca Luca Collection Fall-Winter 2011 // Lining: Silk Habotai
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