Wiggle Dress with a Cherry on top

Added Jan 5, 2014

by laurwyn

Tilburg, Netherl...

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Since July, I have been losing a little bit of weight, and this made me want to wear more fitted clothing. I have also been feeling more comfortable wearing these fitted dresses and skirts. For my wedding last year, I have used Spanx. And they work miracles.

Further in the book, it is presented with a few variations. Long sleeves, short sleeves, no sleeves, drindl skirt etc. This dress is a sheath style with kimono sleeves. It has a boat neck in front and a V at the back. It als has an underarm gusset. This dress also makes you look like a beautiful hourglass. I love the design of the hip line. It marks your waist beautifully !

Working on this dress went much smoother than expected. I started from the size 16 for the bust and upgraded to what should have been a size 18 from the waist down. And the muslin was perfect. The only detail that needed changing was the length : I had to shorten the skirt of approx. 10 cm. Shortening the sleeves was tricky because I did not know where to cut. I tried a few different cuts. I also had to slash through the gusset to be able to go for that. I also added a lining due to the itchy nature of wool. Here you go !

You will find pictures and sewing nerdy things on my blog

Material Notes

Wool as fashion fabric
Rayon as lining

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Spring, Fall, Winter
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Business, Classic, Preppy
Material
Wool

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    Feb 12, 2014, 05.18 PMby auroras-y-sirenas

    You look gorgeous, it embraces beautifully your curves!

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    Jan 11, 2014, 05.55 PMby yenny lee

    Lovely

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    Jan 7, 2014, 07.43 AMby Ralf Schmitz

    fab dress and it suits you so well! congrats to you and your loosing weight! warm regards and happy new year!

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    Jan 6, 2014, 07.14 AMby rita61

    Your dress looks good on you! Congrats on winning the weight loss!

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    Jan 6, 2014, 06.32 AMby Mary Athey

    Fabulous dress. I love anything that embraces and enhances curves, this fits you perfectly and well done on the weight loss. I need to knuckle down and stop eating rubbish as my weights going up lol x

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    Jan 5, 2014, 11.11 PMby schnui

    Great dress which looks really good on you.

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    Jan 5, 2014, 08.25 PMby janul

    gorgeous!!!! you look great!

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    Jan 5, 2014, 06.42 PMby cathysews

    It looks fab on you ..great dress

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