Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Fabric Mart Challenge #2 - My Dress!

Here’s my second entry for the contest! Can I just yell for a second? I LOVE IT, I LOVE IT, I LOVE IT, I LOVE IT!!! If I can brag for a minute, the waist seam hits EXACTLY where it should, there is no bust wrinkles and gaping. This is a great dress!! Okay, bragging done. *clearing throat* Okay, well, let’s start again. This is a my entry for the second challenge. I really like it.
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And look, I even blow-dried my hair for this.
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I wish I could find the pattern on some Burda archives somewhere. I looked at my links for the Russian and French websites but I the archives seems to have gone away. Dammit. Anyway, it’s 09-2006 ##114/115. It’s a slightly flared a-line wrap dress. 
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With the pattern, they include a facing pattern piece for the bodice. I modified it slightly to create a one-piece facing that connects at CB and goes from one hem to the other.
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I clipped, graded, and understitched.
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I even did french seams for every seam! I never do stuff like that. But this dress is a labor or love.
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Skirt and sleeve hems were serged and sewn up by hand.
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How fun is the fabric? 
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My inspiration for this dress. Not only the woman, but also the wrap dresses she is wearing. Can you say animal print? Collars? Really, I need any excuse I can to wear animal-print anything.
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I even made my own DVF-inspired (lawn chair) photo shoot!
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See the other entries here!

Vote here! Apparently votes really matter.

15 comments:

Kristin at SunnySewing said...

your dress is awesome! When I read about this challenge I knew it had your name written all over it :D Great job and I love the chair pose, just like DVF!

Frougie Fashionista said...

I love your dress, especially the fabric! Great wrap dress. And that final pic AWESOME!

Kathy {Kathy Sews} said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE! It's perfect. I love the fabric and print. And the lawn chair DVF pose it really terrific.

AngelatheCreativeDiva said...

Absolutely STUNNING!!!!

annieloveslinen said...

I voted! You have serious competition but you nailed this one. Good luck for the rest of the comp.

Mila said...

Dawn, here's the link to Russian Burda site http://burdastyle.ru/vikroyki/platya/plate-burda-2006-9-114/

I love your dress!

Raspberry Blue said...

So close! For a minute there, I thought you were talking about this dress: http://www.burdastyle.de/burda-style/damen/wickelkleid-jerseykleid-kleider_pid_1301_3396.html

It's so close to the one you made. Beautiful dress!

Faye Lewis said...

Very nice fit. Your dress has my vote.

Justine/ Sew Country Chick said...

Oooh I love it too! Studio 54, here we come!

BeccaA said...

This is the perfect DVF knockoff. I love your dress!

Jos said...

You look amazing in this dress!

green23 said...

Stunning!

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Wow ! All pictures are very nice and thanks for share..

Carol Wallace said...

Hi Dawn,

Try this website to find the burda archives from 2004 - 2015.

http://burdastyle.ru/zhurnaly/2015/

Your dress looks awesome - love the animal print

Andrea D said...

Amazing! Good work!