Sunday, January 22, 2012

Sewing fancy: you had me with jam dress


My second handmade dress for the year. This one is  dress 109  from issue 6/2010 of Burda Style magazine. The pattern asked for a jersey material, but being a rebel that I am, I opted for cotton instead. (As a novice sewer, I'm just too scare to use a stretch material!) I was really concerned as I was making it thinking the dress will be too tight with a non-stretchy fabric, but it turned out quite alright, it was super quick to make and everything seems to fit perfectly. YAY!

I'm not sure whether you can see the pattern on the dress, it is made of rows and rows of jams. How cute is that? I love patterns where you can't really tell what is it until you look at it close up. Now I'll just have to make some jam while wearing the dress.



18 comments:

  1. Cute dress!! I may have to find that pattern... I havent been sewing that long and have recently tackled knits, they're really not that scary, just make sure you use a round point needle in your machine! Cute booties too!!
    Nat x

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    1. Thanks Nat, I've added a link to the pattern in my post, go check it out. I think I'm just scared because it is something I've never tried before, but yeah I think it is something which I should tack soon. Thanks for the tip!

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  2. Love the dress! v-neckline is divine and the little sleeves are cute too!

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  3. Cute! The shape is great one you, with it's strong shoulders and slim waist!

    It's a pleasure to stumbled across your lovely blog!

    Catherine @ The Spring (in Brisbane)
    http://www.thespringblog.com

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    1. Yeah. it is such a cute pattern, I got it from Japan a couple of years ago.

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  5. Lovely dress, it's very flattering on you.

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  6. oh boy do i love all of this!! those glasses are crazy amazing and i can't believe you made this dress again - you know how i feel about your dress making abilities...i am just waiting for you to start selling them {ahem, in my size} on etsy - haha!!

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    1. The glasses are from Karen Walker, she makes the craziest glasses, you should look it up. Hehe, you will be the first to know if I ever start selling dresses online :)

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  7. Great job on the dress - the pattern sounds awesome. Loving the sunnies too.

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    1. Thanks Soph! I had the sunnies for a couple of years now, they are my favourite!

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  8. Just found you via Burdastyle - love the dress and your blog. The photo location is great too - just a few streets away from where I live in fact!!

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    1. Thanks Lexi, and welcome to the blog! We must live really close to each other, I'm only around the corner from the street. It's my favourite spot for photos because no one is ever around.

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