Added Jan 15, 2013
A tad bit too shiny, actually.
I wanted to make the Burda “Scuba” dress for its simple yet great shape. And I got fooled by all the leathery trend going on at the moment and tried my luck at it.
I used stretchy cotton for the main dress, and stretchy leatherette for the front piece. the dress is also fully lined.
The construction is easy enough, and i like the overall result, except for the shine of the leatherette. This is too much for me. Or maybe it’s the leatherette that looks tacky. I wanted a mat and textured one (croc or ostrich embossed), but couldn’t find a stretchy one, so i chose this plain one. Idea-of-the-year.
So, this dress only got worn on Christmas eve, and I now plan to remove the leatherette part and change it for something more wearable.
More pics and explanations (in french) here
Coton, leatherette, lining
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