Added Apr 22, 2014
♫ ♪ True Romance
I love wearing strapless dresses, so I decided to make a new one for myself.. I had only an idea that for bodice I would use the bustier pattern from Burda 01/2012, no. 124.. I was lacking the fabric for the dress.. In the fabric stores I couldn’t find anything that would inspire me.. At one point (while doing some house chores) I remembered that I saw the white cotton blend, a bit stretchy, with thin black stripes.. After finding the fabric I had all the details in my head – faux placket, buttons, black piping, pleated skirt..
I had to narrow the bodice for a little bit, and that was my only alteration to the pattern.. This was the perfect project to use four buttons that were gifts from a friend, by adding a faux placket..For the lining I used leftovers from my graduation dress .. This was my first time sewing the boning to a bodice, and it’s a very easy thing to do.. There’s also black piping.. The skirt is made of two rectangles.. Instead of making gathered skirt, this time I made it pleated..
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