Tuesday, June 17, 2014

A dress with a taste of retro


Pattern: Buttericks 5748, size 12 with lots of modifications for fit
Fabric: cotton sateen, from Moods


I sew much faster than I manage to blog. And I will rather spend my spare time behind my sewing machine than behind my computer screen, editing photos and typing blog posts. But I do want to share and show you guys my new twirly dresses. If anyone has a solution to this dillema, please share. In the meantime, my list of finished projects to blog is almost longer than my sewing queue. Oh my.

So this dress has been finished for quite a while, and I even wore it a few times. I was one of these projects where I had the perfect fabric for a pretty pattern. I thought, 5 pattern pieces, a circle skirt, a simple bodice with fun notch details, this is going to be a fun project! Well. I had to fight so much with it to get it to simply fit. I am still not happy, but it is wearable. After wearing it a few times, I think I`ll go back and take another wedge in the center back. In hindsight, I should have started with a least two sizes down... It is a real pity, because apart for the fit (I still hope to be able to save it!) I love everything about this dress. The summery fabric, the low back, and mostly, the circle skirt. Oh, the circle skirt. Can you believe this is the first circle skirt I ever wore? I had so much fun all day wearing it! I need more circle skirts in my life.

Construction-wise, it is pretty simple. I put in a side lapped zipper, as per the insructions, and did quite a decent job at it, despite the fabric wanting to stretch very badly. The skirt is hemmed with a bright red bias tape (my favorite way to hem rounded skirts), for a pop of colour on the inside too.

And look, I can twirl!!

I styled it with my red Miette, which is the second sweater I ever knitted. I still love it so.











11 comments:

  1. The dress is really a great success! Congratulations!

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  2. Vilken jättefin klänning, och kofta! Miette har funnits i min kö länge, älskar alla Andi Satterlunds mönster.

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    1. tack! jag började sticka tack vare Andi. Hetty är näst i min kö!

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  3. I love a twirly skirt! This is a great dress and it looks lovely with your sweater! The hem tape is a nice finishing touch. :-D

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    1. yes, it's too bad both are past projects, because it turns out they would be perfect for the OAL!

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  4. such twirl, and those sandals... i'd like to help you with your sewing vs posting dilemma, but what i'd *really* like is more twirly!!

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  5. Jättesöt klänning! Rolig detalj att fålla med snedremsa i annan färg.

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  6. Jättesöt klänning! Rolig detalj att fålla med snedremsa i annan färg.

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