Thursday, March 24, 2016

Direct Lines




This dress is one more of my little experiments.. For a while I wanted to make dress bodice with tiny pintucks.. After sewing all those tucks back in September, pintucks were logical next step.. Also, for much longer time I wanted to make a dress with a side buttondown.. Last week I had the idea for a great combination of these two details.. All I needed was a basic bodice pattern with darts only at the waist.. 




For bodice I picked pattern #133 from Burda 08/2012 which I used a couple times before (here and here).. I knew that the fit is good and I like those cute cap sleeves.. My idea was to sew vertical pintucks for the front bodice piece, which would create nice effect when there are only waist darts.. I had to do an adjustment to the bodice pattern, I moved bust darts to the waist.. Also on left side I added space for buttons and buttonholes.. I didn’t want to complicate things more so I made a simple gathered skirt.. I used lightweight cotton with which I planned to make a shirt dress.. It was a good fabric choice for sewing all those tiny pintucks.. I love how this experiment turned out.. I made it in a size larger than I wear.. It was only a test, and I would love to make the same one in some other color.. 





Behind the camera - my favorite sister Dina :)

13 comments:

  1. All those pin tucks :O .... they create such a nice surface + the direction of the lines = perfect! And you look lovely wearing it

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  2. Brilliant! What a simple and effective way to enhance a plain fabric. And the buttonned up side closure makes the dress even cuter.

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  3. LOVE this make! Both the pintucks and the side buttondown are brillliant tweaks! I think I want to try the side buttondown myself!

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  4. Stunning! I love the fabric choice-it really showcases the design!

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  5. Looks smashing! I can't believe how good the fit is since it sounds like you cut a bigger size to accommodate the tucks? It's such a beautiful effect, I love it.

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    1. There are two reasons I made this dress a size larger.. First is my laziness to trace the pattern in my size since I already had this one that I used for my sisters dresses.. There are a few centimeters extra space around my waist, but it all looks ok on photos :) Second reason is fabric color.. I would love to make this dress for myself in a brighter color.. Grey dress is just a test version ;)

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  6. Absolutely delightful! Pintucks are the best and the little buttons are just the cherry on top. This dress is so effortlessly feminine without being twee!

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  7. I LOVE this so much! As soon as I'm not pregnant anymore and have a somewhat normal body, I plan to try and copy something like this for myself! Those side buttons are like <3<3

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  8. Gorgeous! I love that you took the time to do the darted pintucks, it looks incredible.

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  9. This dress is amazing! So cute! Love the buttons and the pintucks!

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  10. The pintucks look amazing, I can only imagine how long it would take to make them all. The side button closure looks great, that is something I might actually try. I don't have the patience for all the pintucks.

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  11. I LOVE this dress...just wish I could sew well enough to make one - I wouldn't know where to start :( Wish I could buy one somewhere...it would definitely be my "go-to" dress!

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  12. I absolutely LOVE your dress!!! Great job!!!

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