Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Invitation




Lately I’m very happy when I find time and an excuse to sew something for myself.. I got idea for this dress a few weeks back, but I was too busy to try this little experiment.. Then the great occasion occurred, I was invited to a wedding party.. Finally a good reason to sew the dress.. I delayed making this dress until the Friday, the day before the party.. It always looks incredible to me that I can create a more complex dress in a day.. 



I guess that this black fabric inspired me to make this dress.. It is lightweight cotton with small percentage of elastin.. Great choice for fitted or open back dresses.. Of course, I wanted to make a dress with open back.. And I remembered that I haven’t tried to make a dress with cutouts.. That’s how I came with this design.. Two small triangle cutouts on sides, and deep V on the back of the bodice.. It was very easy to adjust the pattern #108 from Burda 03/2011.. I’ve used very successfully that pattern before (here and here) and I know that the fit is good.. I just made the V on the back to go to the waist, and I cut the triangles on the side.. I added the waistband to hold the bodice and the skirt together.. Full circle skirt was an obvious choice for me.. 


I had a limited amount of fabric, only 1.70 m.. I say “only” because a dress with a full circle skirt and double layer bodice reacquires more fabric.. As I mentioned, the fabric is lightweight cotton with elastin, and I didn’t have anything similar in my scraps I could use for lining.. That’s why I decided to make a bodice completely with this black fabric.. After placing all bodice pattern pieces I was left with enough fabric to make a circle skirt.. In the end the length of my skirt is 48 cm.. I finished the hemline of the skirt with bias tape so I could keep it longer.. Sewing together all the bodice pieces was fun.. I improvised how to make it all neat without any topstitching.. I was left with quite a bit of hand stitching.. 




You cannot imagine how much I love this dress.. The fit is great, and believe it or not, but it’s very comfortable.. I wore it two days in a row and I can’t wait to wear it again.. I just love when I make a new favorite garment :D


Behind the camera - мој Матија

13 comments:

  1. I love it! The cutouts just give it that extra touch :)

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  2. Tea, this dress looks great on you! Perfection!

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  3. amazing, I Love the cutouts. It looks great on you!

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  4. Lovely! Will definitely have to try cut outs :)

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  5. What a fabulous dress. I love the deep v at the back and the cut outs add that extra bit of originality. It's true how we seem to be more productive under pressure. Well done. You look amazing in it!

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  6. It would be my new favourite too! I love the design changes you've made and the fit looks fabulous. What a perfect summery little black dress.

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  7. beautiful and elegant ... you are going to wear this dress a whole lot of times - i would!

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  8. Your dress is amazing, it fits you perfectly and you look a million bucks, everyone needs a little black dress in their wardrobe. Your one clever lady

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  9. Such a stunning dress with lot's of interesting details - nice!

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  10. this dress looks young and fresh, no wonder why it's your favorite one, till now off course:)

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  11. Lovely! Would you mind me sharing any of your sewing projects on Sassy Sewing Bees in the future? I link to your post and let you know when, on the post in question . https://www.facebook.com/SassySewingBees

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