The instant gratification dress
Allison is the one who draw my attention on this dress and made me get the May issue of the Burda mag afterall. And since I needed some distraction from V1175 which is not coming along like I would like to, I made it up:
Pardon the headless picture but this was shot at the end of a hot summer day and I didn’t feel like displaying my shiny face…
I’m a slow sewer but this dress was so easy and quick to make, it took me only one after-hours sitting! Really, I think figuring out the pattern placement took me longer than actually sewing it up. At the beginning, I wasn’t really convinced with my pattern placement, I felt like wearing a tablecloth, I guess because of the border at the hem and neckline, but it’s grown on me now and I really like it. I’d say the pictures don’t do justice to the dress nor to my butt.
I lengthened the bodice about 4 cm, so as to be able to wear the elastic lower than at the natural waist as shown in the magazine, which if you have anything else than a flat stomach (ahem ahem…), wouldn’t be very flattering. I cut a 40 at the shoulders and tapered to 44 at the hips, because I didn’t want to think about how to do an FBA on this pattern. There’s nothing I dislike about this dress. The shoulders don’t slip, the bra shows a bit on the sides but they will let the breeze through on any hot summer day so I can cope with it. The skirt might look like it’s narrow but I really can walk just fine since the jersey I used stretches a lot and was hemmed with a twin needle. I got the fabric at Karstadt for 5€/m and still have enough for another project.
This one is a no-brainer and goes in the same category than last year’s beach cover-up. If you have this issue, go for it!