vendredi 12 février 2010

Vintage 50's dress

I'm quite happy to show you the vintage Advanced dress I sewed this week! I loved the design the second I saw it: love the pleated bodice with the ties detail, love the big skirt with darts and loooove the front closure (zippers are quick to sew!). The instructions are clear and easy, I only had to slightly change the order of the final steps because I used an invisible zipper.

Look at this cute bodice! I'll make a top out of it, it's too adorable

Now for what I don't like that much about the dress: I used tangerine poplin to make it because with the current temperatures it's impossible to wear heavier fabrics. So far so good, right? Well have a look at that:


The fabric wrinkles horribly because of the zigzags I used to finish the edges! It's too thin!!! I had just ironed it so it's not accidental :( I still want to wear my dress because I really like it, the shape and the colour are so nice. I thought a petticoat could improve the situation, alas:



Well I guess I'll wait for my serger to arrive (yeeeees^^) and make another one, with a more suited fabric. A shot of the anorexic petticoat:

15 commentaires:

  1. Your sewing is great! What lovely and different garments! Your lacy knock off top in a previous post is AWESOME and so cute!

    I saw your post on Sew Retro and had to look at the rest of the dress. I agree overlockers/sergers are so much better and will make your next attempt FANTASTIC!

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  2. I love the design! It's such a shame about the puckering. I hope you post photo of any more you make!

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  3. Salut Cecili, just found your blog through Sew Retro, hence my flurry of comments. This dress is really nice. I can't see the wrinkles in these pics but you could always pretend it's supposed to look like that! Great colour.

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  4. That's a very pretty, vintage styled dress. Fits you beautifully. I hate when fabric wrinkles. It's difficult to find a nice cotton that doesn't though.

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  5. Love the dress! The color is great!

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  6. Gorgeous dress!

    I really really love your pinky knock off top. I love ric-rac and I love lace and I would never have thought to use them together! I think I might steal that idea, if you don't mind :)

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  7. Oh I just love it! Orange is one of my favorite colors, but I've never yet made anything orange. Can we see what the pattern looks like?

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  8. Thank you for the link to the crocheted Frogs. I've bookmarked that site and will try them. They would look especially nice on a knited or crocheted garment.

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  9. The dress looks really great, nice color. I noticed that you allways manage to give good shape to the skirt. Hope you will be able to imporve those "imperfections" next time!

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  10. I love the petticoat, did you make that too?

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