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Added Dec 29, 2015

by Mirei71

***, Switzerland






To be honest I still don’t know what I/we will be up to on this New Years Eve party. We are not the kind of family that go to glamorous parties on those nights. We rather invite some good old friends to our house and eat ourselves to the limit, wearing comfortable stretchy :-) garments. We let the kidz play around the house and shortly before midnight we prepare some fireworks and champagne. Our friends usually stay for the night and the night after. We eat all the remaining food and soak in all the easyness we have missed throughout the year. By saying that I don’t want to make you believe that I don’t like cocktail dresses and sparkling jewellery, actually the opposite is true! I love it!! But at the moment, the occasions to dress up like that are a bit missing. So I decided to dress up my niece for this New Years Eve post and sewed her this smaragd green dress including matching clutch!

The pattern for the dress is a burdastyle one. NR. 111C-072010-DL. The clutch is my own design. I have chosen a very noble fabric, which is not silk, but feels like silk and is kind of thicker and a bit stretchy. I bought it at Apropos in Zurich. Unfortunately I cannot put a link here, since the store has no actual site. But anyway it is a really nice place to go if you’re looking for exquisite fabric! I embellished the front up to the stripes with some strass and jewellery, sown by hand. The hem is also sown by hand as I didn’t want any stitches to be seen on the frontside. For the first time I will put a “goes also with” at the bottom of the pictures.

The shooting: the Casino Schaffhausen was very kind to let us in before opening hours, for a casino this is quite unusual, so I’m very grateful! There were three of us. The model, the photographer and me. Back entrance, signed up and staff on our side, we were allowed to shoot! We had 90 minutes before the place would open and needless to say: we were quite nervous! The atmosphere of a casino is very similar to how we feel at the beginning of a new year. The die is cast, decisions are being made. we win, we lose. The uncertainty and hope with which we enter a casino room has a similarity with the one we have when we put the first step into the new year. And when the year ist over and the “rien ne va plus” is spoken, we look back at it and judge it, hopefully positively. I wish you all a healthy, happy, sewfully and inspired 2016!! See you in my next post! Cheers!!

Material Notes

like silk but thicker and stretchy




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Beach, Bridal, Evening Wear, Other

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    Feb 15, 2016, 08.38 AMby SassyT

    Featured today on SSB. Thanks for permitting.

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    Jan 17, 2016, 10.25 PMby sewing fanatic

    you look a million bux x

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      Jan 18, 2016, 11.05 AMby Mirei71

      thanks a lot. It’s not me but my niece :-)

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      Jan 18, 2016, 11.10 AMby sewing fanatic

      its a stunning wow piece! i have that burdastyle issue, and your version makes me interested in making it now =D

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    Jan 2, 2016, 05.12 PMby SassyT

    I have closed it temporarily but I will post on here when I share. Thanks for permitting.

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      Jan 3, 2016, 06.49 PMby Mirei71

      ok, so I wait for your post. happy new year!!

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    Jan 1, 2016, 04.18 PMby Michelle Bryer

    This dress is absolutely gorgeous!

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      Jan 2, 2016, 12.12 AMby Mirei71

      Thank you very much Michelle!

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    Dec 31, 2015, 03.46 PMby SassyT

    Stunning! Would you mind me sharing this on Sassy Sewing Bees in the future? I link to your post and let you know when shared. SSB – https://www.facebook.com/SassySewingBees

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      Jan 2, 2016, 12.14 AMby Mirei71

      Of course you can share. Always welcome! Unfortunately I cannot see the fb profile. It seems to be shut or something… you can find me on fb as well under mirei71

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    Dec 31, 2015, 02.58 PMby kisses

    Nice dress like the details

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      Jan 2, 2016, 12.14 AMby Mirei71

      Thank you very much!

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    Dec 31, 2015, 02.21 PMby sewingfan1

    Oooo, looks great! Really good choice.

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      Jan 2, 2016, 12.14 AMby Mirei71

      Thanks to you!

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    Dec 30, 2015, 11.56 AMby Ellen Hatteland

    Gorgeous dress!!

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      Jan 2, 2016, 12.14 AMby Mirei71

      Many thanks Ellen!

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    Dec 29, 2015, 10.34 PMby Maria Hayek

    The dress is gorgeous! I was so focused on it, I didn’t even notice the clutch until I read about it and had to scroll up :D It’s very pretty too, both on a very pretty girl :)

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      Jan 2, 2016, 12.15 AMby Mirei71

      Thank you Maria
      I wish you a very happy and sewfull New Year!!

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    Dec 29, 2015, 04.19 PMby alice9163

    This is so beautiful.

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      Jan 2, 2016, 12.15 AMby Mirei71

      Thanks Alice!

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    Dec 29, 2015, 04.18 PMby Mary Athey

    beautiful dress and it looks fabulous on your niece. well done on the photos and getting the casino to open for you. I have this issue and this has been on my to do list for years. happy new year to you and your family x

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      Jan 2, 2016, 12.17 AMby Mirei71

      thank you very much! so I hope to see your ceation very soon :-)
      let me know when you post it!
      Have a fab. 2016!!

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