Street Spirit

Added Nov 14, 2012

by pambox

Sydney, Australia

P4010345_thumb

Views

576

Pb141128_large

Description

I made this dress back in August, but I hadn’t worn it yet. It’s not the sort of thing you wear every day – it needed an event to do it justice.
Cue Radiohead tour.
The dress is a pattern from the Japanese pattern book, She Has a Mannish Style (I love that title!). This pattern was one of the reasons I bought the book, in fact. I saw this fabric on Tessuti’s website, and thought it would be a perfect match, but it was a little pricey on my student budget. Then it went on sale for half price, so obviously I had to buy it.
The dress is very simple, just a basic draped dress, two pieces of fabric, and with black satin bias binding on the neck and arms, it was incredibly easy to make. Although I did leave broken sequins everywhere after cutting the pieces out.
The dress is named after one of my favourite Radiohead songs, which I was very excited to hear then play last night. I almost called the dress ‘The Exfoliating Dress’, because the sequins are sewn on with metallic thread. And that many sequins + metallic thread is a bit scratchy to wear. But naming it after a brilliant song, band, and gig is much better than naming it after itchiness, isn’t it?

Material Notes

sequinned jersey
satin bias binding

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer
For
Women
Style
Evening Wear, Rock
Material
Knits/Jersey

3 Comments Sign in to add a post

  • Img_6207_large

    Nov 16, 2012, 05.22 AMby The Tropical Sewist

    that is quite some irresistible fabric!

    1 Reply
    • P4010345_large

      Nov 18, 2012, 09.37 AMby pambox

      It is – I was glad it went on sale so I could buy it!

  • Slika9_large

    Nov 15, 2012, 06.18 PMby tejka

    great fabric!!

    1 Reply
    • P4010345_large

      Nov 18, 2012, 09.38 AMby pambox

      Thanks

  • Sc20140213-172446-1_large

    Nov 14, 2012, 10.46 AMby Mary Athey

    It looks lovely on you. why don.t you line it?? thats what i.d do with this fabric x

    2 Replies
    • P4010345_large

      Nov 14, 2012, 11.30 AMby pambox

      I worry that lining it might mess up how it drapes. I should make myself a slip to wear underneath, though.

    • Sc20140213-172446-1_large

      Nov 14, 2012, 01.56 PMby Mary Athey

      A slips a good idea. i always line my dresses even if the patteen dos.nt call for one. i think they hang better x

    • This is a question
  1. Sign in to add a post

Add to Favorites 3 people added it

Burdastyle

http://burdastyle.com//projects/street-spirit?image=298853