Tuesday, December 15

mocha



dress - burda magazine (12/2015, #109b)

mocha colored version in quilted jersey 
is actually version #2
as i messed up my version #1 dress in yellow wool (see pics bellow)
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but #2 i like..
i only had 1.2 m of fabric
and pattern calls for 2.1 m
so i had to piece my sleeves from scraps
and i really like how they look now
with those horizontal seams
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#1 has a lot of issues in shoulder area
as it's way too tight on me
and sleeves are oddly shaped and too wide,
but most of the issues are my fault
as i was lazy, and decided to sew sleeves in flat
rather than sewing them in the round
(and then i even overlocked the seams
before trying the dress on
so i can't fix it now)
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so, lesson learned.. from now on
no more muslin playing with fancy wool fabrics
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for the #2 i sewed the sleeves 
the way they are intended to be sewn
so that, and the fact that i used slightly stretchy fabric,
helped with most of the issues
and the dress fits way better
..


here is #1
in all it's oddness..
i tried to make up for the mistakes
by hamming everything by hand
but it's still a mess



i've also finished knitting my barndom shawl, by westknits
it's huge and super soft and drapey
(and it's also version #2
but this time not because i messed up #1
but because i made #1 for a friend
and then i had to have one myself)


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mokosha

17 comments:

  1. Love this pattern. I like both versions you made actually, though I see what you mean about the golden being to tight across the shoulders.

    Awesome dresses - I really want to make one now!

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    1. it's really a great pattern, i would also love to modify it a bit, and eliminate those back pleats, but save the open back..
      looking forward to seing your version

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  2. I love the mocha version! Super party pleats in the back but looks really comfortable too.

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    1. glad you like it.. it is super comfy (and super warm too, as the fabric is quite thick)

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  3. I love your mocha version - I'm glad to see this made up and worn by a real person 'cos now I can see that it is very flattering and just lovely. I am super impressed by your shawl - you are very talented

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    1. thanks for the lovely words! shawl it the softest thing ever, and a really fun one to make

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  4. That back neckline detail is so nice! Beautiful shawl too.

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    1. glad you love them, lisa! back neckline is really cute (and even fun to make, once you decide to ignore burda's confusing instructions)

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    2. Lol ignoring the burda instructions:)

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  5. Your outfit looks super stylish, doesn't the shawl look great with the dress.

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    1. thanks, mags.. yeah, they kind of are match made in heaven :D

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  6. Cool pattern ... to bad for #1 ... #2 is simply perfect

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  7. Love the mocha! I love those kinds of fabrics - solid color but textured. Amazing shawl too!

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  8. I think they both look pretty gorgeous! it's a pity the yellow one is too tight as the colour is just glorious. I love the pleating on the back, so stylish :)

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  9. Both are beautiful. You have to save that dress. Have you thought of putting a gusset in the underarm? I remember my aunt doing it for the same reason and if it's well done it won't show....

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    1. the dress has a new owner! and new owner, being a few sizes smaller than i am, looks beautiful in it, so it's all good :)

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