Every time when I come across yellow/mustard fabric I have to buy it.. In normal case I would rarely by polyester fabric, but this lovely romantic floral print I couldn’t ignore.. My first idea was to make a skirt with it.. Couple of months have passed, and I had another idea, this time for a dress.. I delayed for a few days with starting this project.. Which was good in this case.. I remembered a technique I completely forgot to use – lace insertion.. A year and a half ago I made a couple of garments using the technique (1, 2), and when I figured out a new way to play with fabric I completely forgot this one.. With this fabric white lace goes so well and makes it more special instead being only a simple floral dress..
I’m constantly trying to find basic bodice patterns in Burda magazines that have a good fit.. With basic bodice one can easily play and make them more personalized.. This time I tried pattern #113 from Burda 09/2016 (patterns #112 and #114 have the same bodice).. I ignored polo neck and made the dress without it.. I had to make shorter sleeves than pattern suggests, because they are extremely long (you can see that on model photos for the pattern).. I didn’t make changes to other pattern pieces.. Just added white cotton lace around neckline.. Almost the same way as I did with my first dress.. I added a covered button and a loop for closure to mask a small mistake I made sewing the zipper.. Now it looks like a cute detail.. The skirt is gathered and it has lining..
The fit of this bodice is a bit looser, which I prefer these days.. More space for moving hands and eating.. The outcome is better than I expected.. Although fabric is polyester, it’s nice to wear.. Probably because of the colder weather.. Sewing all the lace trims was easy.. The fabric was stable and it didn’t fray much..