Where are those dangerous curves? Will Burdastyle 03/2008 112 enhance my curves, like Gertie’s bombshell dress? They are legitimate questions if you had been behind the camera taking these pictures you would have seen them.
But I was on my own with the camera…and I didn’t until I sat down to look at the pictures…So I thought it would be fun to share this picture with you.
Regular readers know I like to joke, right?…if you are a new reader, welcome! I am happy to have you here. Sewing shouldn’t be too serious….it should be fun and good for a laugh too!
Well, you wouldn’t guess that from this picture. Clearly smiling in front of a camera/tripod is harder than when having a human being behind the camera telling you funny things. So, don’t mind my face…just focus on the dress made with Burdastyle 03/2008 112A pattern It’s the first time ever I have sewn with chiffon. I scored a piece last year and it was sold to me as silk, but as it doesn’t wrinkle I really doubt it is.
I had already made this dress in cotton back in 2009 pre-blogging days. And it’s one of those rare makes that doesn’t require any fit adjustment! Yeah!
Above you can see some details and mistakes. I chose a knit lining and two-thread rolled hem. When I attached the bias straps I didn’t manage to properly cover up parts of the serged seams. I should have not finished the seams but I didn’t want them to fray. And the second mistake was really accidental and only became apparent when I wore the dress the first time…I folded over one side more than the other. It’s not noticeable from the outside because of the draping…so I will just leave it. Oh, and I used my machine’s letter embroidery function on a piece of muslin…my proper labels are black. It doesn’t look quite as professional as a woven label, though.
As usual in my recent projects, I didn’t have enough fabric so I couldn’t cut the front bodice on the bias. I thought the fabric was drapey enough and could get away with it. I thought I’d mention it because a bias-cut fabric may drape even better. I also had to chop off part of the fold-over facing.
This is the original Burdastyle pattern as it appeared on the magazine.
Have you started thinking about fall sewing project or are you still in the summer mood? As for me, I may just move to Australia for a few months…I am still sewing summer clothes.