Friday, March 21

evil eye









dress - self made

last year
exchanged boxes full of goodies
there were dresses and fabrics inside my box
and then, there was this chiffon with evil eye print
whole 5 meters of it!
i loved all of  the prizes from that magic box
but with this chiffon i got obsessed!
it has to be made into something really special
something i'll love more than my other makes
..
so i waited and waited for the right pattern to show up
and there it was, in december issue of burda 2013
..
don't remember ever being so excited about sewing project
or so obsessed
all of the bodice parts are lined in self fabric
so all the pieces has to be cut twice
but look like only one layer when basted together
 (meaning print has to match precisely
not an easy thing with such fidgety fabric)
..
and, since i got so obsessed,
when i started to feel tired
instead of going to bed
i couldn't stop working on dress
it has to be finished!
so, around 2 am
when it was finally done (all seams serged)
 i tried it on
and realized that i managed to sew one of the sleeves inside out
and now the pattern direction is totally off
(funny thing is, that i marked the 'right' sides of the sleeves
to prevent this disaster
since the fabric looks the same on both sides
and since i marked them
i felt there is no need to double-check is everything ok)
..
anyways
mistakes or not
this is still my favorite make ever!
..
mokosha




41 comments:

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    1. thanks, laura! yeah, it really floats like a dream :)

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  2. this is amazing! just my style. i want to make one just like it.

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    1. thanks, kelli! give it a try, you can find the pattern here

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  3. My jaw literally dropped when I saw the first photo. I can't even.... it's so good. It might be MY favourite thing you've ever made and that's a tough one for me because you know, superfan over here.

    Good god woman. The silhouette is amazing and the print! It's perfection. That's the perfect caftany pattern - I wonder if it's online? What did it look like in the Burda mag?

    Good work Oona! You guys are a killer team.

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    1. it IS online...

      i know because i awoke this morning to my sis, my jaw agape and drooling, i had no words, and then i was off for the day, to fantasize about her, and then i had 5 spare minutes on my walk home and bought fabric, AND NOW I SHALL HAVE THE PATTERN.....
      http://www.burdastyle.com/pattern_store/patterns/chiffon-evening-dress-122013

      (come on heather lou, you know you want to)

      amazing, sis.

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    2. :) thanks, my dear ladies! and i can not freaking wait to see your versions! i believe pretty much everyone should have thier own vrsion of this dress, and feel like a wood fairy or a priestess in it! anyways, here is the link for burda's maxi version (that is, actually, called 'fairy tale dress')

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    3. ah YES! i knew when i saw 123"A" that there had to be a full length version. oh burdastyle. you prankster.

      by the way, you can't even tell that sleeve is backwards, not one little bit. the magic of the evil eye.

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    4. burdastyle kind of hid that maxi version, i accidentally stumbled upon it (and, there is no difference in those dresses other than skirt lenght, and you're supposed to self draft skirt pattern anyways.. but i kind of liked the maxi dress photo better :p)
      and i agree, evil eye did the magic :)
      thank you for sending me that wonderful fabric, sis! it's the most beloved piece of fabric i ever owned :)

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  4. I didn't like the Burda version of that dress but I really like yours! The fabric is wonderful. *^v^*

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    1. thanks :) and i agree - fabric is the best!

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  5. čoveče, čarobnjak si! obožavam evil eye i baš nekako ide uz ovaj tip haljine za čarobnice :)

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    1. :) ali skroz se osecam kao carobnica u ovoj haljini, provalila si me!

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  6. This looks fantastic, girl! Beautiful dress!

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  7. I love this! I might need to make one. Is the pattern online?

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    1. thank you, manic! yup, you can find it here

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  8. I adore this dress!!Looks so floaty and dreamy!Amazing job!

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  9. Your maxi dress is not only pretty but I think it fits your personality too. I had that Burda issue and never noticed the pattern. Another proof this is YOUR dress.

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    1. thanks, merche! it does feel like totally me, this new me that is kind of over 50's and early 60's looks, and freshly obsessed with hippie and floaty 70's looks..

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  10. Omg, so freakin fabulous! Super groovy. I want one. Really. I'm going to have to get my hands on that burda issue.

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    1. thanks :) oh you should make it, it's going to look fantastic on you (and, you can find the pattern here)

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  11. Oh my gosh, you and your dress are just beautiful! You look like you're straight out of a mythical woodland fairy tale in these pictures :)

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    1. :) thanks, carolyn! funny thing is that burda has named this dress 'fairy tale dress' (but they've done pretty lame job photographing it, so it's a bit hard to notice how dreamy the dress really is)

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  12. You usually impress me with your creations... But this one is really stunning. Bravo!

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  13. Oooh, you look so mysterious woodland fairy! Very cool. :-)

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    1. i kind of feel like i have some magic powers when i wear this dress :)

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  14. Beautiful! That dress caught my eye as well...

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    1. thanks :) we're rare birds, i think.. from some reviews i realized people usually hated it

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  15. this is fabulous! sooooo beautiful, love the fabric you used... it is perfection!

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  16. OMG... I'm obsessed with this dress!

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    1. :) my obsession is contagious then

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  17. Funny thing is, I nearly buy all issues of Burda. But I skipped that one, cause there wasn't a pattern in it that really spoke to me at that very moment. And now I see you in this dress. Absolutely stunning! I think I just try to construct a similar pattern myself. Maybe as a wrap dress. I just love the sleeves and how it flows...

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    1. thanks, anne, that's really a wonderfull compliment :) and, i remember some similar looking sleeves from last years burda issues, i think it's going to be easy to construct similar pattern

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  18. Mokosha you beautiful creature - this is freaking amazing.

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