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Fairytale Christmas Dress

Added Dec 17, 2013

by DrapedinClou...

Cologne, Germany






After I recently found out how much I enjoy to more consciously “design” my sewing projects I decided to approach my next project in a different way, more or less without a fixed pattern and with lots of time to come up with my own ideas. In the last weeks I sewed my christmas dress with these principles in mind – and it was so much fun! I had bought the lilac wool last spring and combined it with different ribbons and pieces of lace. The skirt is based on my usual dirndl “pattern” but I added a horizontal pleated part. Back and front are decorated with the same ribbons but in a different manner. For the cape I used Sew Vera Venus wonderful free mini cape pattern. I used a light iron-on interfacing and added lace to the collar and the seams. Both the skirt and the cape are lined with a cream colored fabric, I usually skip this part but it feels quite luxurious. The cape’s buttons are closed with a simple frog fastening (is this the correct term?), I made it with a piece of ribbon from the skirts back. I finally made a headband from a leftover wool scrap and adorned it with another piece of ribbon. As a result I will look like a vintage Lolita/Alice on christmas eve – not the worst thing that could have happened?

See a few more pictures on my blog, Draped in Cloudlets.




Vintage, Romantic, Goth/Gothic Lolita
Lace/Sequins, Wool

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    May 13, 2014, 06.39 PMby Jaychra

    love this silhouette, detailing and colours :) looks great on you

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    Dec 18, 2013, 04.36 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Lovely and sweet fairytale dress – and a lot of work :-)

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