Shiny dress of leather

Added Jan 15, 2013

by machelefranklin

Paris, France

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Description

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

Material Notes

Coton, leatherette, lining

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Dress

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    Jan 21, 2013, 10.30 AMby VivianGrace

    I like it- if you’re still not into the shine of the leatherette, you could always distress/mattify it with a sponge and some paint… or spray it for texture? Just some ideas :)

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    Jan 16, 2013, 08.30 AMby machelefranklin

    Well thank you for your nice comments. I don’t know what to think about this dress now that I get positive comments (here and on a french website) – don’t know if i should remove the leatherette or not….

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    Jan 15, 2013, 10.18 PMby claudinka

    I must say I like the outcome! I would take it ;-)

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    Jan 15, 2013, 08.14 PMby Mary Athey

    I think its gorgeous.on you. I.m actually going to make this one for my friend but i.m doing leatherette.sides and plain jersey everywhere else.x

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http://burdastyle.com//projects/shiny-dress-of-leather?image=306297