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Waiting for the fall

Added Aug 12, 2013

by liliv-1

Athens, Greece






This pattern was a love at the first sight! I didn’t make it at once because I suffer from empire-waist overdose. But this pattern is not the usual empire waist silhouete, it is more interesting and refined…finally I didn’ t manage to avoid the temptation and made it. I used an adorable lycra with deep chocolate color and faux leather for the bands. I love the pattern even more now that I used it, it has adorable features. Burda suggests elastic or stable fabrics, but if you are interested in making this dress in a stable fabric be careful about the size: mine was very fitted at the bust, though I traced my usual 36. If the fabric wasn’t stretch I wouldn’t be able to wear it!

Material Notes

Jersey lycra, faux leather, invisible zipper




Garment Type

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    Sep 11, 2013, 03.54 PMby b. boop

    waouh!!!! i love this dress,i want the same one!!! ;)

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      Sep 12, 2013, 05.40 AMby liliv-1

      Oh, thanks!!

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    Aug 31, 2013, 08.15 AMby elenitibanidu

    Το φόρεμα είναι καταπληκτικό! Που μπορώ να βρω το πατρόν?

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      Sep 5, 2013, 09.17 AMby liliv-1

      εχει λινκ διπλα οπου μπορεις να το αγορασεις και να το κατεβασεις!

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    Aug 14, 2013, 11.43 AMby Angie H

    This is chocolatey goodness in the form of a dress … The leather detail just takes classy to another level. I just love, love, love it!

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      Aug 14, 2013, 12.22 PMby liliv-1

      Thank you, thank you!!

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    Aug 14, 2013, 06.27 AMby janene

    Love the fabric combination you’ve chosen. This one is definitely on my list… when I get round to it!

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      Aug 14, 2013, 07.08 AMby liliv-1

      Thank you very much janene! It’s a really great pattern! If you make it be careful of the size!

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    Aug 13, 2013, 08.24 PMby kisses

    Nicely done …like the touch of leather and the style suits you

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      Aug 13, 2013, 08.33 PMby liliv-1

      Thanks kisses! xx

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    Aug 13, 2013, 07.39 PMby zsyzu

    Love it!

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      Aug 13, 2013, 08.33 PMby liliv-1

      Thank you!

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    Aug 13, 2013, 04.32 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

    Wonderful project, I like all your creative decisions because they, no doubt, improved the pattern a lot ( to tell the true, as for me those contrast magazine’s bands made it look a little like a home robe). All changes you’ve done really make the dress more refined and womanish and perfect for some special occasion, e.g. for a date or visiting a theatre as well as for work. You made it very individual and it really suits you!

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      Aug 13, 2013, 08.32 PMby liliv-1

      Thank you Oksana for your wonderful comments!

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      Aug 14, 2013, 05.29 AMby Oksana Starzhynska

      I’m planning to make a jacket of faux leather, already chosen a pattern, bought fabric but I’ve never worked with this material before so feel not very confident about it. Have you any advice or secret to share?

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      Aug 14, 2013, 07.02 AMby liliv-1

      I don’t feel confident when I have to use faux leather either! My experience is very small: I have used this material 5,6 times only: 2 of them the sewing was ok and the material didn’t need any special treatment. The others it was really hard and I made test before every step to see how the faux leather reacts to pinning, pressing etc. What I did was: 1. press when needed with very hot iron and steam but with a protective fabric or newspaper and leave the fabric to cool 2. din’t baste but stiched with the pins. Put the pins towards the seam allowances to prevent little holes. 3. My main problem was that my machine skipped the stiches every time the machine plate or the foot was in touch with the leather, especially with the right side of it. The special feet I had didn’t solve the problem. I solve this by interfacing the material or by putting a little piece of thin paper between the leather and the plate and the foot. But this means that you can’t have decorative topstiching, if you find the solution for this just tell me:)) 4. In some cases I put glue to stabilize something, for example the seam allowances to lay flat

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      Aug 14, 2013, 04.50 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

      Thank you for a detailed answer: I guess one head is good but two ones a rebetter:-)) Hope my jacket will be born some day.

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      Aug 14, 2013, 08.54 PMby liliv-1

      I’m sure it will be a great jacket!

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    Aug 13, 2013, 03.45 PMby eirenep

    Πολύ πρωτοτυπη εκδοχή του πατρόν -η δερματίνη του δίνει πολύ στυλ! Σου πάει πολύ ωραία!

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      Aug 13, 2013, 04.19 PMby liliv-1


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    Aug 13, 2013, 08.16 AMby vinia789

    I especially love the faux leather detail,it suits u. Perfectly.

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      Aug 13, 2013, 08.34 AMby liliv-1

      THank you vinia!

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    Aug 13, 2013, 04.41 AMby rita61

    Nice dress!!! You sure are creating a new wardrobe!!! And they all your projects are so nice! And fit so well!!!

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      Aug 13, 2013, 05.33 AMby liliv-1

      Thank you very much dear rita! Yes I’m making some new things these days!

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    Aug 13, 2013, 12.28 AMby schnui

    I love this pattern too so I am not surprised you have sewn it up for yourself. what I love about your dress is the faux leather contrast fabric. That is so stylish; it looks great. This style really suits you. Well done.

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      Aug 13, 2013, 01.58 AMby liliv-1

      Thank you shnui for your kind comments! It’s a great pattern really and didn’t regret that I traced and used it! I think it is a bit overlooked!

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    Aug 12, 2013, 11.41 PMby BeeZee

    Love the faux leather detail! Thanks for the advice about the fabric too. Another success for you pretty one!

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      Aug 13, 2013, 01.57 AMby liliv-1

      Thank you dear!

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    Aug 12, 2013, 09.36 PMby nkaiy

    Lovely dress. U sure enjoy ur photoshoot session lol.

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      Aug 13, 2013, 01.57 AMby liliv-1

      Thank you! Yes I enjoy the photoshoots!!

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    Aug 12, 2013, 09.35 PMby nkaiy

    Lovely dress. U sure enjoy ur photoshoot session lol.

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    Aug 12, 2013, 09.32 PMby nkaiy

    This dress is lovely.

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    Aug 12, 2013, 08.02 PMby RedDynamica

    really lovely!

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    Aug 12, 2013, 06.07 PMby mry

    Your dress is lovely! This pattern is on my to do list, so thank you for the information about the fit.

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      Aug 13, 2013, 01.56 AMby liliv-1

      Thank you very much!

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    Aug 12, 2013, 04.42 PMby steffania

    Wonderful job, as usual! lovely color- ciao

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      Aug 12, 2013, 05.11 PMby liliv-1

      Thank you:))

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    Aug 12, 2013, 03.15 PMby Mary Athey

    gorgeous dress liliv, i love the colour as its so rich and the fauz leathers a great touch. you have done a cracking job on this dress liliv and you look fabulous wearing it x

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      Aug 12, 2013, 03.40 PMby liliv-1

      Thanks Mary!! xxx

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    Aug 12, 2013, 02.37 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Gorgeous dress Liliv! You have done a marvellous job with the faux leather, and the dress suits you so well! ;)

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      Aug 12, 2013, 03.38 PMby liliv-1

      Thank you for the lovely comments!

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