Friday, September 19, 2014

After The Moment




 I was planning to sew this dress since I saw it in the preview for the September issue of Burda magazine.. But first, I had to return home from my trip.. The dress is pattern  #123 from Burda 09/2014.. I traced the pattern and shorten the length of the skirt for only 12 cm.. I decided to use a fabric from my stash and make a summer dress.. It was hard to pick one, so eventually I went with very lightweight cotton, originally white and black gingham print that I dyed in yellow.. Dyeing in washing machine proved to be the easiest way of doing that.. I used Deka L dye in the color gold..  The choice of the color and the whole process I did a couple years ago, when I bought the fabric.. At that time it seemed like a nice idea.. Along with main fabric, I used yellow lightweight cotton for the lining.. The gingham fabric is very thin and you can see everything under it..







The instructions suggested 2.50 m of fabric, and I managed to make my dress with only 1.40 m! It’s probably because I didn’t cut the fabric diagonally.. I have chosen safer option for the bodice, and just continued like that with the skirt.. Now I think that it would be much more fun if the skirt was on the bias.. Side views of the dress are great.. As usual with Burda patterns, I didn’t have any fit issues..




Also, I didn’t forget to sew the pockets.. Yay for that! The mistake I made was cutting both pocket pieces from the print fabric, instead of the upper one from plain yellow I used for the lining.. The fabric is so sheer that you can see the pockets.. I was too lazy to go out and look for buttons.. I found them in the stash that my mom and grandma collected.. They are all different, but the same size.. Perfect :)






When I saw the almost finished dress, yellow-black combination reminded me of some traffic signs or construction signs.. To confirm this, you can see how my dress looks on the street, with yellow-black columns and fence surrounding an elementary school..  



Behind the camera – my favorite sister Dina :)

15 comments:

  1. I love everything about the last photo … very editorial … and the dress is super cute!

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    1. thank you :) that was a spontaneous photo, taken when we were walking home.. for some reason that school is covered with crazy graffiti and I was obsessed with everything yellow-black..

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  2. I love it! I looks so bright and warm and summery and it makes me miss the summer already, haha. And I agree with Sasha, the last picture is very cool.

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    1. thank you :) if last winter repeats, there will be time for wearing this dress.. climate is changing.. sadly but true..

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  3. Exactly! I have ot memorized since the preview, excellent interpretation - a little retro, a little cool...

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    1. thank you :) I was going for that kind of interpretation ;)

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  4. bas je dobra ispala (i nije previse zuta, ako mene pitas :p).. a razliciti dugmici su mi bas super fora! ti razbijas sa tim 'buttons challenge' stvarcicama, a ja prasica i dalje nisam nista odradila po tom pitanju.. mislim da nisam prisila dugme niti napravila rupicu citave godine (zbog proklete masine sam na sve stavljala drikere), moracu da to ispravim sto pre

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    1. verujes li mi da sam zaboravila na "buttons challenge"?! do razlicitih dugmica je dovela cista lenjost opravdana cinjenicom da ti dugmici decenijama cekaju da se iskoriste za nesto :D mogla bi jedno popodne i svratis do mene na pravljenje rupica i usivanje dugmica :P

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  5. I love the dyed gingham and mismatched buttons :) Very cute dress!

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    1. thanks :) mismatched buttons are result of my laziness.. that's my favorite part of the dress :)

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  6. Love this and most of your projects. Would you mind me featuring any of your projects on SSB? I credit, link to your post and let you know when featured.
    https://facebook.com/sassysewingbees

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    1. thank you very much :) you can go ahead and feature me :) thanks for asking :)

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  7. I didn't recognize the dress from the Burda preview at all, I think yours look so much more modern. I really need to try dyeing some fabric this winter, I've seen so many great dyeing jobs recently in the blogosphere, just like yours :)

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    1. thank you :) dyeing is fun! you never know how the result is going to look, but it's hard to go wrong.. I did a lot of dyeing, and in my experience, doing that in washing machine gives the best result and the color is more permanent.. with hand dyeing, you can control better the color intensity and use more colors on one fabric, but I had problems with fixing the dye.. if you need some tips, you can ask me, I'll be glad to help you if I can :)

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