Tag: Burda

Blue “Muslin”

As you all know I’ll soon be my best friends made of honor. Most of you also know that I’ll be making that dress myselves. I’ll be making a  copy cat of Sophie Ellis-Bextors dress:

I’ve made a trail version of the slipdress, although it is perfectly wearble on itself. I like to make clothers that can be used in several ways.

*Tadaaaaaa* The dress is a mashup from an adjusted Burda 11/2011 bustier cocktail dress an a flared skirt I drew myselves.

I didn’t add any boning. Since I expected that it would need a ton of adjustment, I didn’t plan on actually wearing this dress. For a bustier dress without boning it keeps up wonderfully! I guess that it is because it is very snug. Probably I’l be adding detacheble straps in the near future. I’m pretty sure this dress won’t survive the “jumpint-test”.

I’m very pleased with the result. The zipper installation on this dress isn’t one of the most pretty one I’ve done. But hey, this should be a muslin, and I have an extra at once. On my body it looks better then on the dressform. A dress form is very hard compared to my soft body.

Pattern: adjusted burda 01/2012 leather bustier dress, (only the bustier is available through burdastyle) and a flared skirt I drew myselves

Year: 2012

Mods: I made the bustier front into a straight line, I elongated the bustier.

Fabric: 2 meters Coton (1,5 m wide), 6 euro  Moens modestoffen

Notions: Zipper, 20 ct kringwinkel, thread, gütermann 3,2 euro, I used about half

Time to complete: +/- 5 hours.

First worn: the same day as I finished it to go and chill in the sun.

Wear again? Yes! Maybe I will add detacheble straps so I can wear it more often

Total cost: 7,80 euro



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