Own design dress by mystake

Added Jun 27, 2014

by IDia

Bucharest, Romania






When I bought this great printed silk, I knew I will do a very simple dress, cause had only 1 m of Fabric. I used Burda pattern 126/08.’98.When I put the pattern on Fabric it Didnt match so I put it how I thought will work. This time I was wrong, the dress was too tide and Didnt Look good so I start to make changes :-)
I made it longer, under knee size. I added kimono sleeves cause Fabric left wasnt enough to cut normal sleeves. And I LOVE how it turned, ITS matching so well with the dress :-) it gives balance with the skirt print!
Then I made a Deep V cut on neck, the boat neck Didnt match anymore.
Then I saw that waist line needed something to give more Shape to the dress so I added a belt from small Fabric left. I wanned to make in that up side down V to give longer size on legs :-)
On back of the dress I added a V on zipper side cause was not enought to Close the dress, and I ended the belt in V Shape that makes waist slimmer from back side.
I put a contrast color hidden zipper as a detail.
For the neck line I used white bias satin ribbon.
What I did first time on dress, I used a double glue band to finish sleeves hem and skirt hem, in this way, theres No visible stich and on back side I added bias satin ribbon in a contrasting color.
I liked so much this project, cause mistakes worked my imagination and I felt like designer playing :-)
I can only tell YOU to not be affraid to make mistakes, sometimes the final result can be stunning!
Now Im working on a clutch for this dress :-)
Thank YOU for watching!




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    Jul 22, 2014, 11.25 PMby catdoesit

    How did you make that out of 1m of fabric? Beautiful use of V’s, I’ll see if I can use it as well!

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      Jul 24, 2014, 12.45 PMby IDia

      By mistake

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    Jul 22, 2014, 03.01 AMby rossallia

    such an inspiring fabric. and it looks like it turned out great.

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      Jul 22, 2014, 06.38 AMby IDia

      Thank YOU! The fabrick ITS realy great indeed! And dress turn out great as well yes :-)

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    Jul 4, 2014, 04.01 PMby GeorgieT74

    Lovely. What is the name of the site where you purchased that fabric?

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      Jul 4, 2014, 04.31 PMby IDia

      Thank YOU! ITS called latextile.ro, ITS a Romanian site with gorgeous fabrics!

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      Jul 4, 2014, 06.09 PMby IDia

      This is the link, I SEE that they dont have Page in english so dont know if they delivery outside the country , but I Could ask them if YOU want.

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    Jul 4, 2014, 05.31 AMby nadia r

    very very nice!!! wonderful fabric too

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      Jul 4, 2014, 06.58 AMby IDia

      Thank YOU!

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    Jul 3, 2014, 01.36 PMby velvetribbon

    Your hard work has paid off! Your dress turn out beautifully :)

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      Jul 3, 2014, 03.44 PMby IDia

      Thank YOU so much!

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    Jun 29, 2014, 02.50 AMby kisses

    Like the outcome and the fabric is beautiful. Mistakes at time produce the most lovely garment.

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      Jun 29, 2014, 04.14 AMby IDia

      Thank YOU kisses :-) Normaly I dont like to make mistakes but I wanned to save this Fabric and I love that it worked my imagination :-)

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    Jun 28, 2014, 09.01 PMby nelluzza

    i really like the colorful silk and i personally sew like everytime this way: by errors LOL i think it makes the work much funny and little crazy

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      Jun 29, 2014, 04.16 AMby IDia

      Thank YOU :-) it is Little crazy cause work ITS fun but much more to fix mistakes :-)

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    Jun 28, 2014, 06.06 PMby Irina Schwab

    You changed this completely! You made a new pattern in fact. The fabric is gorgeous! xx Can’s wait for you wearing it!

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      Jun 28, 2014, 06.11 PMby IDia

      Thank YOU so much Irina, yes the basic patern had been changed compleetly :-) I also cant wait to make Photos in it ;-)

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    Jun 28, 2014, 08.33 AMby cris orange

    Wow, this silk is wonderful, looks like a painting. And it’s incredible what you made of just 1m of fabric! Starting with a basic pattern you made a design dress. Let me know when you upload pictures with the dress on you :-)

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      Jun 28, 2014, 01.06 PMby IDia

      Thank YOU so much Cris! On monday will Upload Photos with me in dress :-)

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    Jun 28, 2014, 07.32 AMby Ellen Hatteland

    It is Beautiful IDia! It’s a Great result and a Lot of work…!! – and the fabric is stunning!

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      Jun 28, 2014, 01.05 PMby IDia

      Thank YOU so much Ellen, it was some work on it, specialy details!

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    Jun 28, 2014, 04.40 AMby Alisa Sibrova

    Love the fabric, did you buy it locally or online? :) The dress is beautiful :)

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      Jun 28, 2014, 04.52 AMby IDia

      Thank YOU! I bought the Fabric from online shop.

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    Jun 28, 2014, 04.10 AMby mbuchanan1

    Amazing that you can make this dress out of 1m of fabric. Beautiful! Much better than the original design.

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      Jun 28, 2014, 04.51 AMby IDia

      Thank YOU, from original design remain only sides cut :-)

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    Jun 27, 2014, 10.23 PMby Mary Athey

    Beautiful dress. You certainly improved on the original. The fabrics gorgeous. X

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      Jun 28, 2014, 04.50 AMby IDia

      Thank YOU Mary, I also LOVE the print!

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    Jun 27, 2014, 09.28 PMby Byanka Ayala

    Looks like an art piece… Dress turned out spectacular!

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      Jun 27, 2014, 09.37 PMby IDia

      Thank YOU so much! Mistakes were chalenging this time :-))

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    Jun 27, 2014, 09.14 PMby liliv-1

    Wow, the final result is really stunning.

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      Jun 27, 2014, 09.18 PMby IDia

      Thank you liliv, I realy like how it turned out :-) the only not stunning are the photos, NexT week will do with dress on me :-)

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