I believe most of you, sewing bees, are familiar with the feeling of wild excitement when you have a piece of beautiful fabric on your hands and a dress pattern you dreamed of! Well, yeah… for me it usually never ends well. Why? I get overly excited and sometimes I forget to notice simple fabric characteristics, like tendency to pucker or to stretch unevenly.
Same happened here… I was inspired to make a dress Valentino style out of guipure lace that my mom gave me.
Everything was fine till the moment when I needed to sew neckline. Nothing worked, it came out terribly, even worse with interfacing. Being upset, bot not given up I decided to modify my idea into a skirt. Now I am convinced that it was for good: the whole dress in purple would be too much. I also made the blouse, I used crepe fabric in off white. Raglan sleeves are one of my favorite, but in this case I think I needed something a bit more flowing, like white chiffon blouse. Don’t you think?
Pattern: Burda Style 3477, I traced the whole dress but used only skirt part pattern from the waistline
Fabric: guipure lace, pink stretch satin $4/yard (get it here), elasticated band