Friday, May 29, 2015

Suburbia




I’m late with projects for Burda 2015 Challenge.. I didn’t manage to finish April’s make on time.. I stopped working on my dress after tracing the pattern.. Month later, the dress is finished.. I really liked all three versions of wrap dress from Burda 04/2015.. I picked the cap sleeve version #121, the other two patterns you can see here and here..



The dress from the magazine is made from striped fabric and I wanted to make something similar.. In my stash I found this forgotten striped cotton fabric.. There is more than 20 pattern pieces for this dress and it was fun to put them together.. As usual, I all my concentration was devoted to matching the stripes and it was very successful.. My skirt is shorter than the pattern suggests.. I wanted to sew those large pockets but they didn’t look good with shorter skirt.. That's why once again I don't have pockets on a garment.. I made one more change with my dress.. I skipped sewing the two ties that make a cute bow and went only with snap closure..  



The fit of the dress is great.. I’m still not sure if I would keep this dress for myself.. It looks a bit too serious for me.. Probably because of the lapels.. If I find time, I would love to make a version without the lapels because I like other details on this dress..


Behind the camera – my dear friend Mokosha

19 comments:

  1. Gorgeous dress! It fits you very well and looks great on! Too bad that you find it too serious for yourself. Maybe if you styled it differently/more casual, you might like it more? I also loved all the versions of this dress in the magazine and I have to give it a try now that I know that the fit is good.

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    1. thanks so much :) I don't think it's about styling.. the same feeling I had while I was trying it on while making it.. my feelings are still mixed.. you should give it a try.. it's not complicated to make ;)

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  2. You never cease to amaze, Tea! When I saw this dress in the magazine, I was all "meh" and "modern version of 1950s" and "I'm not buying that". Now I see how much I was in the wrong! I guess I got fooled by the minimalist look of striped fabric. Goes to prove that your experience as a sewist is great --you can see the pattern on its own. I love your version: the colour is very original and your attention to matching prints is, as always, respectable. Looks great on you. I'd seriously reconsider giving it away. It might come in handy if you ever have something more official to attend.

    Ok, so if you'll excuse me, I'm now going to stare at your photos for an hour and marvel at the beauty of your dress.

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    1. I love reading your comments :) It's funny how I saw the potential with this pattern and ended feeling like '50s housewife in finished dress :) I'll probably wait for a while to see if there's any occasion where I could wear this dress.. In the end, I could always make another one :D
      I hope you didn't stare too much at the photos.. Mokosha and I were like two zombies while taking them (as you can see on my face).. We had couple of rainy and colder days and I just couldn't postpone documenting this dress any more :)
      thanks :)

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  3. So... this convinced me that I need to make that dress. I liked it when I saw it in the magazine, but your version is sublime! I actually don't think it looks too serious, because of the colour and the stripes. You look beautiful!

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    1. I'm glad to hear that you like my version :) you should make this dress.. I love how it looks, but I still think that it's not for me ;)

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  4. Love it, I think it looks great on you but if you don't feel it no need to keep it. This dress is totally my style though, too pitty I didn't buy this issue.
    p.s. like how you played with the direction of stripes.

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    1. thanks :) too bad you didn't buy that issue.. I buy all the issues, one can never know when and what will become interesting.. in the end, you can always download that pattern from site..

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  5. Just beautiful! Amazing that you think 20 pattern pieces is fun!

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    1. thanks :) when it comes to sewing dresses, I don't mind having more than 20 pattern pieces to put together.. I have a problem with jackets and coats.. I'm still not sure why ;)

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  6. I love it, it's different for you but really modern... I wanna make it too! Might be too busty for me with the lapels though... love your fabric here!

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    1. I think I might make it now I looked at the pattern... would it work *without* the lapels?

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    2. You can make it without lapels, I plan to do that with my next try of this pattern :) On the link below you can see how the version with long sleeves looks like without collar and lapels
      http://www.burdastyle.com/projects/leisure-wrap-dress?all_images=1#project-shot-all
      thanks :)

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  7. That's so flattering! I love the way you styled it with the red shoes :)

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    1. thanks :) I'm glad you like my styling.. we had a couple of colder and rainy days and I remembered that I have the red shoes ;) from the end of April I totally switched to the summer wardrobe :D

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  8. So pretty! I really like this particular Burda issue and this pattern most of all, it will be the next thing I will sew, I think. Great to see it "in action" :-)

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    1. thanks so much :) it was a good Burda issue.. there are a couple more patterns that I would like to try :) I will really have to make another version of this dress that I would actually wear :)

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