Added Mar 4, 2014
This time something classic in the 1940’s style which is a buttoned up shirt dress. It’s a 114 dress from Burda 09/2012.
My alterations: I skipped the pockets, added the collar and changed the sleeves – I didn’t have enough fabric for the long ones, I didn’t like the idea of long sleeves for a cotton Spring dress anyway, so I went for a short sleeve instead. I wanted to stress the 1940’s fashion so I made a pleat on the sleeves and it made them boxier. Unfortunately I didn’t have enough fabric for the belt so I’ll be wearing this dress with a leather one.
I had some problems with a standing collar. When I sewn a beautiful collar and tried to attach it to a dress it turned out to be about 3 cm longer than the neckline…. I have no idea what went wrong because I was very carefull while copying the pattern on the paper and then onto a fabric. Luckily, I was able to substract pieces of the standing collar on both ends and didn’t have to cut it and sew it again! v
I also had problems with buttonholes – my machine finally refused to sew the buttonholes (and I generally see some problems with transporting the fabric, I guess it’s time to take my machine for a checkup, but when? I sew all the time…). I finally made the buttonholes using my machine but moving the wheel by hand, and it was a long and painful process.
I’m really happy with the top part of that dress but I’m not so sure about the skirt part… It’s neither full nor pencil skirt, and I don’t like such undecided solutions. I knew it’d be like that looking at the photos in Burda, but I didn’t know how this fashion might fit my figure and I don’t think I like it. I might change the skirt into a pencil one but I’d have to rip some seams and I really hate ripping… We’ll see how this dress behaves while worn.
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