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Scarlet Eyelet Kim Dress

Added Jun 23, 2017

by missjackieo

Edinburgh, Unite...






This is the full dirndl skirt version of the Kim Dress by ByHandLondon. I used a lovely red cotton eyelet fabric which I feel really worked for holding the gathers as it has a bit of stiffness to it . I got into all sorts of problems making this dress , Tbh I am pretty confused why the bodice didn’t fit me . I found the distance between the straps was far too wide so the straps were falling off all the time .I also didn’t like the fit round the waist . So I ended up re-drafting the bodice , bringing the straps further in and adding a wide waistband . I’m not used to drafting so the back of the dress ended up being all sorts of crazy, but I feel the overall fit of the bodice has much improved . If anyone has any advice about why I am having so many fit issues feel free to comment ! I am pretty big busted but fairly narrow from shoulder to shoulder , so not sure if I should be making a certain type of adjustment …

Material Notes

Red Eyelet Cotton
Red lining , poly blend




Spring, Summer, Fall
Garment Type
Classic, Romantic, Vintage

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    Aug 14, 2017, 03.21 PMby missjackieo

    in English ?/?

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    Jul 9, 2017, 09.53 PMby RobakXXL

    Wow! So lovely!

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    Jun 27, 2017, 12.00 AMby missjackieo

    Yeah the website seems to be having a lot of issues at the moment with uploading !

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    Jun 26, 2017, 06.35 PMby liliv-1

    Perfect on you!

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      Jun 27, 2017, 12.03 AMby missjackieo

      Thanks , im not so sure but I love the colour ! x

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    Jun 26, 2017, 05.29 AMby Mary Athey

    Gorgeous dress and it looks so good on you. Love the fabric x

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      Jun 26, 2017, 05.29 PMby missjackieo

      Thanks Mary , I’m surprised you saw it as its not uploading to my studio yet .

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      Jun 26, 2017, 08.22 PMby Mary Athey

      I think burda has frozen again? Your projects appear in my activity first though so not everyone will see it yet xx

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      Jun 27, 2017, 12.03 AMby missjackieo

      Thanks x

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