My obsession with plaid fabrics and circle skirts continues.. Originally I wanted to make only a full circle skirt, but I immediately changed my plan when I saw this fabric in a store.. The color combination was perfect – black, teal and pale pink.. The fabric is some kind of soft thicker cotton, ideal for winter dress.. Since I knew only that I wanted a dress with a full circle skirt, I needed to pick a pattern for a bodice.. Simple - to make matching of the pattern easier, and with long sleeves - to keep me warm..
I was scared to experiment with new patterns, so I remembered that #125 from Burda 05/2011 has a nice fit and has a simple bodice (you can see my first version here).. I didn’t make any alterations to the bodice (except sizing it down).. The skirt is full circle and I also added pockets to the dress.. The hemline of the skirt I finished with bias tape and hand stitching so it would look as neat as possible.. Matching all the lines did not go as good as I wanted.. I can live with all the mismatching because the dress is super comfortable to wear and for now it’s my most worn dress for this season..
Photos of this dress were successful after second try.. Both times it was freezing and windy outside.. The second time my sister and I had to hide in a corner of a building so we could actually nave normal photos of the skirt instead of it flying in all directions (like on a photo below)..
Behind the camera – my favorite sister Dina :)