I have not posted for 2 weeks, but I have been sewing like mad. I have been in a real summer-dress-sewing period, producing sometimes even two dresses a week. Because: well, because is there some more fun than sewing cute little dresses? I can hardly think of anything else :)
Sooo, I just enjoyed myself and got my machine spitting dresses one after another. And today, when my photographer and myself finally got to taking pictures, there were like 9 of them to photograph. We got seven of them in the camera and then stopped by exhaustion. Brace yourself, my summer dress serie is starting.
The first dress is actually the last one made, directly hot off the machine, maybe 20 minutes before our picture session started. This dress is Burda 134-05/2013 pattern,
an old one, but a great one. I had already sewn this dress twice, in my early sewing years:
- one in a very cute viscose, which never got worn because the cleavage and the back V got desperately stretched out and the adjustments I did shifted the "under-the-bust-line" way too high.
- another one in black/violet silk crepe which still has a few flaws but is my favorite when the temperatures get over 30. The silk is just so light and the fit is pretty good so it feels like wearing nothing.
I did not plan sewing this dress again, it is not office-friendly, but then, I was going through my stashed pieces under one meter, desperately looking for ideas on what to sew with them and I found 80cm of this red silk crepe. I have sewn a cute top with it already, but since I wear trousers only rarely and the top only works with black, it was not the biggest success in terms of wears.
And the it clicked together: with a little chance, I could squeeze this dress from my remnant.
Well, in the end, I had more than enough to make this dress. I could even self-line the top part of the dress which makes a cleaner finish. This time, I actually retraced the pattern again, did my usual short-torso and narrow-shoulders adjustments and resewed a muslin to make sure the fit is fine this time.
I was really careful on the cleavage pattern pieces, I interfaced and stay-stitched all of them, just to be sure that nothing gets extended.
And bingo, I just love the result! The fabric makes me so happy when I see it, it goes so well with my complexion and feels amazing against my skin. It is exactly the same weight as the black-violet leopard, so a great one for a summer dress.
I am really happy that I could use up this remnant and that the result is so awesome! Did I say I love this dress?!?!