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.

And look, I even blow-dried my hair for this.

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. 

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.

I clipped, graded, and understitched.

I even did french seams for every seam! I never do stuff like that. But this dress is a labor or love.

Skirt and sleeve hems were serged and sewn up by hand.

How fun is the fabric? 

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.

I even made my own DVF-inspired (lawn chair) photo shoot!

See the other entries here!

Vote here! Apparently votes really matter.


Kristin at 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!!!!

Anonymous 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

I love your dress!

Raspberry Blue said...

So close! For a minute there, I thought you were talking about this dress:

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 van KloskaCreAtief! said...

You look amazing in this dress!

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

Unknown said...

Hi Dawn,

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

Your dress looks awesome - love the animal print

Andrea D said...

Amazing! Good work!