Added Jun 12, 2011
I saw this pink silk in the Fancy Silk Store Birmingham and couldn’t get it out of my head so gave in to temptation and went back to buy it. When I saw it next to the yellow I knew exactly which pattern I’d want to adapt so I could use them together and the pink/yellow dress is the result which I love, but haven’t actually found an event to wear it to as yet. I love seeing it every time I open the wardrobe though so it’s serving some kind of purpose.
It looks really flattering on and was very straightforward to make (my favorite kind of project) so I figured I’d make another and have a go at putting in an exposed zip (thanks to Laura Belcina’s tutorial for this) which resulted in the white/purple creation which will definitely be in my suitcase this Summer. The white/purple one is from cotton with a small % elastene. I’m planning on adding some kind of straps which will give it a grunge feel hopefully as I don’t trust bustier tops. Planning to adapt an idea I saw by Proenza Schouler that Kirsten Thomas was wearing in a Vogue photoshoot.
Pattern is No.108 from Burda Magazine May 2000
Heavy and stiff embroidered silk for the one, cotton with elastene for the 2nd.
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