Happy new year!
Though the dress was totally not planned for the new year…I managed to finish it on time and wear it on New Year’s Eve. You’ve probably seen this pattern before (I made the skirt pattern last year). It’s Burda 122 09/2010…that’s been on my to-sew list for over 2 years.
And it’s not like I didn’t have the fabric in my stash!
Unlike the skirt pattern, the dress was made for shorter ladies…which was very helpful to avoid ending up with the bust line on my waist
Despite the shorter length (I made a size 19…which is the short equivalent of the 38) and my not having adding any hem allowance… I still had to take up the hem quite a bit…I always knew my problem was the leg length! Anyway….that’s another topic.
As you may notice there are two different-colored grey bands on the skirt….that’s because the fabric is actually different… I bought a few meters of reversible fabric (double-knit?) in grey-light grey, grey-purple and grey-black…and this is what I had left. So tried to play a little with shades and add a hint of color by turning around the purple band you see.
During the sewing process I came as far as adding purple sleeves but I wasn’t so convinced about it …I even asked for advice via my Twitter account (2 votes against, 1 for it) so here is the result! Ah…the sleeve hem is just serged (lazy option) so I can turn the sleeves up for more purple.
Another project off my list… and I think I am in love with double-knit!
By the way…I declare my blog open for constructive criticism. If you see anything that should be improved in my makes please do tell me… I would really appreciate it!