Learn How SIMPLE
Digital Patterns Really Are!

Sign Up to Receive
The Ultimate Guide to Digital Sewing Patterns eBook + a FREE Skirt Pattern!

Project Ferretti

Added Mar 20, 2013

by orchiddream

West Chicago, Il...






Draped chiffon dress with stretch jersey under dress. Ruched chiffon belt with feather embellishment.

Alberta Ferretti Dress 04/2012

Material Notes

silk chiffon, polyblend jersey, custom colored feathers




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Evening Wear
Blends, Other, Silk

8 Comments Sign in to add a post

  • New_for_burda_large

    Mar 23, 2013, 10.52 PMby ealinglou

    R u thrilled with it? You shld be! I saw this in Burda Magazine and was in two minds – I think I am now going to go for it .

    1 Reply
    • Chaneljkt2_large

      Mar 24, 2013, 03.46 AMby orchiddream

      Thank you for the favorite!
      The client was thrilled. I had a lot of fun with the belt.
      I don’t think the dress would really flatter anyone unbelted.
      Thanks again for the kind words, and have fun!

  • Betykissposterd906_1__large

    Mar 21, 2013, 09.54 AMby Ivanamania

    I love it! everything – pattern, color, fabric, belt… I can imagine it’s super flattering

    1 Reply
    • Chaneljkt2_large

      Mar 21, 2013, 04.11 PMby orchiddream

      Thank you, Ivana! It’s a tricky dress to make and wear, but if everything goes right, it’s a show stopper! I had a lot of fun with the belt.

  • Dsc09595avatar_large

    Mar 21, 2013, 07.15 AMby Ralf Schmitz

    oh wow! i LOVE LOVE LOVE this dress!!! the effect that chiffon drapes are doing is amazing GREAT job!!!!!

    1 Reply
    • Chaneljkt2_large

      Mar 21, 2013, 04.09 PMby orchiddream

      Thank you for the kind words, Ralf.
      This dress is a nightmare to make, and frankly, I think the rating should be expert++
      It was for a maid of honor, she looked terriffic, but I’m glad it’s over! The belt was the only fun I had….

  • File0012_10_large

    Mar 20, 2013, 11.28 PMby jennyrecorder

    I have seriously considered making this one, but I’m thinking it will make a short, slightly ovweight woman (me) look seriously dumpy- any thoughts?

    1 Reply
    • Chaneljkt2_large

      Mar 21, 2013, 04.05 PMby orchiddream

      Hi Jenny! It is a lot of draping. The woman I made it for is curvy, but she has a very trim waist and is tall. I’m not sure it would flatter without the small waist. The pattern doesn’t call for a belt, but NO ONE could wear it without one, it would be a disaster. If you decide to make it, I’ll give you some construction tips. As usual, Burda leaves a lot to the imagination regarding construction. :-)))

  • Dscf3009_large

    Mar 20, 2013, 10.24 PMby Glenville Hughes

    Ok you may wear that one when you take me to dinner? It looks fabolouse!

    1 Reply
    • Chaneljkt2_large

      Mar 20, 2013, 11.06 PMby orchiddream

      Unfortunately, this one was for a client. I have one in the works for me in a more sophisticated color. I am not getting younger,but I can get classier!
      I would love to take you to dinner! It’s a date!

  • 20170310_191639_large

    Mar 20, 2013, 03.59 PMby Mary Athey

    its fab, love the belt and i’d love to know how you made it x

    1 Reply
    • Chaneljkt2_large

      Mar 21, 2013, 03.58 PMby orchiddream

      Thanks for the compliment Mary! I’ll post more instructions for the belt soon.

  • Logo_elenaperletti_large

    Mar 20, 2013, 03.31 PMby Elena Perletti


    1 Reply
  • Rita_for_burdastyle_photo_large

    Mar 20, 2013, 02.54 PMby rita61

    Very nice! It looks great! The belt is interesting; are there more instructions on making it?

    1 Reply
    • Chaneljkt2_large

      Mar 21, 2013, 03.56 PMby orchiddream

      Hi Rita! Thanks for the interest. I’ll give more instructions on the belt soon. Thanks again

    • This is a question
  1. Sign in to add a post

Add to Favorites 7 people added it