Added Jul 26, 2013
my attempt to make a copy of this dress i saw on one of the fashion stores displays in Amsterdam (see last pic). we were rushing to take the train downtown, so i didn’t have time to try the dress on, let alone buy it. so i took a picture of it, and vowed to make it myself.
by chance, i found the perfect pattern for this dress in my old Burda Style 09/2012 magazine, pattern no. 121. the end result is super!
the fabric i used was thick cotton jersey with stretch to both directions (length-wise and width-wise). because of this, i used my smallest size (my upper body is one size smaller than my lower part), and omitted the zipper.
i again miscalculated the amount of fabric i needed for this dress, since i’m basically using it length-wise for a few parts and width-wise for the others…. so thanks to my miscalculation, this was again not exactly a true copy of that dress in Amsterdam, because the stripes on the back side are all horizontal instead of partly vertical on the center back. and of course, the stripes on my self-made dress are a bit smaller than on the original dress.
but nevertheless, i love the dress & it’s also super comfy! oh, i also didn’t add any decorations (beads/stones/sequins) to the neck part, unlike the original dress that has black plastic stones (i think), because this way i can wear it to work too, and if i need to jazz it up to wear it for a night out then i can just add a necklace or something.
2 m of thick jersey with stretch (both ways).
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