Talk about impulse sewing!! Even with a number of projects on my ‘to do’ list, I choose to impulse sew on my last childcare day before uni begins next week. The frock is this one from the Burda website. It was included in a marketing email from Burda on Wednesday. So on Thursday, I purchased, printed and made it – this is it.
I LOVE it! In fact, I love it so much, that if I could marry it, I would!
My husband even said “wow” when I showed him. His response to almost everything I make myself is, “that’s nice”. To which I say, “honey, look closer. This is really hard to do!”. He never really cares, so I’m quite happy with his response for a change.
I LOVE the scoop neck on this dress. I LOVE the little sleeves and I LOVE that the skirt has just the right amount of gathers, not so full that it makes you feel self conscious.
The fabric is a lightweight, textured cotton. It has subtle, almost embroidered looking stripes on it. I actually didn’t quite have enough fabric for the dress, so I hacked into an old frock that I’d made with this fabric last year, but had only worn a few times. I think it’s definitely a wise choice. I love this dress soooooo much more than the other.
I love that I can wear this with a belt or without. I think given my belt obsession, I really need to build my collection. Must head off to the op-shop again….
I think I’ll definitely be making this baby again. There is a little bit of a gape in the neck of this frock, which is possibly because the size of the bodice was a little big from the beginning. I made the smallest size that the pattern came in, but I think next time I’ll take in the centre front bodice by about half an inch. This will also help the arm holes, as they currently sit a little too snug on the front of my arm because the bodice is too big.
As you can see I also choose to insert and invisible zipper at the back, rather than the side. I always have to adjust the back of garments, so this just makes it easier to fit at the end and I don’t think it looks bad at all.
So there, one less piece of fabric in my stash. Unfortunately, I accidentally added another three yesterday – whoops!