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
As an early special Black Friday promotion you can now enroll in the course ($80 value) for $49.99!
Sewing & Techniques
Learn how to use your bodice sloper to draft this popular collar style
What Burda Academy Course is Right for Your Sewing Style?
Pattern of the Week
This is a quintessential ladylike coat with turned down shawl collar and fit and flare silhouette.
We're taking a sneak peak at the upcoming fashion design course.
You must allow our "request for permission" request to login to Burdastyle with Facebook.