Added May 27, 2009
I made the Nora for a wedding in Central Park, NYC. It was a big hit and so wonderful to dance in. It felt very elegant and I think it was a flattering style with the belt and enclosure high on the waist, right under the bust.
I didn’t use embellishments along the collar and down the front center of the dress because I didn’t have time, but I would certainly love to put some beautiful beaded layer along the band. I also didn’t line the dress, which I would definitely do the second time around.
My only concern about the pattern is the hook-and-eye situation for the closure. It didn’t create a clean, solid closure and there were gaps when I sat down and stuff. I think the hook & eyes also loosened up over the course of wearing the dress and they are a total pain to sew on. I’m going to try a zipper and see if I can conceal it sufficiently.
Dupioni silk in a chocolate-y gray with a satin underskirt in gray/green.
Sorry I don’t have better pictures of the dress, but I’m going to do a fashion shoot and post more.
Make something special and practical for your friends and family this holiday season!
Pattern of the Week
This slim-fit dress makes a perfect cocktail dress for this time of year!
Sweet dresses, an outfit for a doll, and cute embellishments are fun for the holidays!
Meg's Magazine Mash Up!
Check out Meg's latest mash up of our Straight Skirt, and how she made it look so yummy!
Member Project of the Week
The latest Elie Saab collection inspired this hand-beaded dress by chanel2005.
You must allow our "request for permission" request to login to Burdastyle with Facebook.