Sunday, 14 December 2014

Apple-seed dress

I have bought this gorgeous fabric during our vacation in the US. Having spent a few days in NY, I have seen Mood Fabric but was kind of overwhelmed by the choice of fabric and the size of the shop. In the end, I have decided to go to a shop outside of NYC on our way back to New York. The problem was that we left Washington, DC in the morning and we got blocked in the traffic jam close to Philadelphia and we arrived to the New Jersey fabric shop just twenty minutes before the closing time.

So I had to be very quick… moreover, the shop did not indicate the fabric type and I wanted to avoid any poly, so I oriented myself mostly to cottons. In the speed, I got little bit puzzled and did not pay much attention to the width of fabrics (most in 110 cm..) and I ended up buying little too less of some fabrics. Anyhow, I was sooo happy to find this apple-seed quilting cotton in just the perfect colours: black with yellow-brown apple seeds, black but not so black.

I have chosen a NewLook 6145, the basic model, I have just added the Claudine collar which in the end is not so visible, but at least my collar is somehow finished. The idea was to try NewLook patterns to check the fit. So far, I would say, Butterick is by far in the lead.
The dress is (as usual) completely lined, with a little lace to finish the bottom hem.

I think I would wish the dress to be more adjusted in the waist but in the end, I am quite happy with it as such.

Its premiere was on my BF’s birthday, end of September, which means that the dress remain finished and unblogged for the whole three months!

Inspiration: fabric
Pattern: NewLook 6145
Pattern changes: waist adjustment, shortening body part
Fabric: apple seed black cotton + black rayon as lining
Time to Complete: 1 week
Total Cost: 46 EUR
First Worn: September 2014

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