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Hilda's Kathrine

Added Apr 21, 2009

by barkcloth

Amsterdam, Nethe...






I made Kathrine in heavy silk, maybe a little bit too stiff, because the result is very theatrical. I feel like a puppet from Alice in Wonderland in it! I didn’t have enough from one color, so I used two, blue and gold.

It was HARD WORK! Mostly because I made a big mistake cutting the front part and it took me hours to find out what I did wrong. Then the lines of the pattern were of no use to me anymore, so I had to find out how to ‘pleat the pleats’ all by myself, so to say. It’s not finished jet, I will post more pictures wearing it. The sash I made from the blue silk as well, but it looks silly if you wear it like a belt.

It’s a nice pattern, but one tiny bit of criticism: I think size 40 could have had bust darts too. It feels a bit tight, I have a cup D.

Material Notes

double woven Thai silk, both the pieces I bought cheap in Malaysia, but they were too small to make a whole dress from




Garment Type
Classic, Evening Wear, Romantic

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    Apr 28, 2010, 02.30 PMby bastor

    Incorporating two different fabrics it was all the dress need. Great job!

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    Apr 28, 2010, 01.47 AMby sewhipmomma

    wow!! great idea on the two colors ..makes it gorgeous!! great work!!

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    Apr 27, 2010, 10.40 PMby splendarose

    I feel you did an awesome job on this dress. It looks like it was made by a famous designer. And it was! YOU! I love the fabric choice and the colors. I love the way you bound the arms on this dress.

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    Jul 6, 2009, 10.42 PMby superminx

    I think you did a lovely job. the two colours really make it. Well done!

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    Apr 22, 2009, 12.59 AMby lybu

    Very pretty. It look great in mix of 2 colours.

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    Apr 21, 2009, 03.54 PMby haleema

    It is lovely. I can’t wait to see pictures of you wearing it.

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