Added May 18, 2009
BWOF 2/2007, #124.
I loved this dress the minute I saw it in the magazine. I was searching for the right kind of fabric for a long time – I couldn’t find the right shade of red.
I had to alter the dress a lot, to make it fit me right. I am size 38 in the top part, and size 40 in the lower part. I traced size 38 and it turned BIG BIG BIG in the bust and shoulders areas. It took me some time to fix that.
The dress is fully lined. I used a piece of white cotton for the under collar to make it a bit stiffer. Also, I used white interfacing for the collar and button closure, which gave these parts a slightly pale shade compared to the rest of the dress.
The neckline is a bit low for my small bust, so I have to be careful when I move my arms and body. Other than that, I love the dress.
Fashion fabric: chiffon with print
Lining: red chiffon
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