Last week I had an unplanned birthday party.. I had limited time to prepare everything for that event, including making a birthday dress.. First I thought I had everything under control.. I knew which pattern and fabric I’ll use and I was counting that an evening before the party was enough to sew the dress.. Unfortunately, when I was nearly finished with sewing, while trying the dress on, I hated it.. Dress #1 was too depressive and too hippie, and I felt more than 10 years older wearing it.. Not a good thing.. Maybe I'll show you that dress in future.. At midnight I started thinking of a backup plan because I needed a dress #2..
You may recognize the pattern for dress #2.. It's the pattern #133 from Burda 12/2012.. I’ve used it so many times before (1, 2, 3, 4) and it was a safe option and something I had only couple of hours to make.. To be precise, I had 3 hours before my class for conservation the pottery and an hour or two after that to prepare myself (and all other finishing touches) for the party.. The fabric is very nice cotton with embroidery which is hard to see because it's all black.. I had to add something special to this simple dress and went with horizontal pleats on upper front part of the bodice.. Cute detail for which I had time to make.. Since I didn't have time to redraft the pattern for front bodice, I just marked places I wanted pleats on traced pattern and cut it.. After that I pinned all the cut pieces to the fabric.. I'm happy that everything worked out without any problems.. Because I was in a hurry, the pockets are missing.. Everything else about sewing this pattern you could have read with my previous variations.. I really love how this turned out.. I was missing a little black dress in my wardrobe, although the black is not the best color choice for someone who has albino cat :P
Here’s a sneak peek to my new stash for sewing and knitting, all gifts from my friends.. Thanks again for all these lovely things :D Can't wait make them all into wearable pieces :)
Behind the camera - my dear friend Drx :D