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Maybe you’ve spotted the making of this dress on Twitter and Instagram. I’m pretty sure this is the dress I shared the most in progress pictures of, but it’s so lovely!

 

 

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Fabric

I found this beautifull fabric in the webshop Ella & Basil. It’s a cotton from the Nature Studies 2 collection by Robert Kaufman. I get a ton of questions about this fabric, so if you want buy some you should hurry up!

The fabric is sold out at Ella & Basil. But you can also find this fabric at Cas & Nina. 

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Pattern

I used the Belladonne dress pattern from Deer & Doe (for the second time). I can’t stop loving it!

Ps, I made a tutorial about removing the center back seam from the Belladone dress, and any other dress in fact.

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Fit

Since I’m pretty tal patterns are always too short on me. So yeah, let’s not think about that now. The overal fit is pretty good, I did took 2 cm out of the back for a more fitted look, but is wasn’t absolutely nessesary.

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Can you spot on which side the invisible zip is?

Adjustments

To make the dress fit perfectly I did some adjustments, I took out 2 cm of the back and made the bodice 2 cm longer. The waist band rests perfectly in my waist now. As usual I inserted the zipper in the side seam. Since the neckline was a bit too big I made 0,5 cm smaller on both the back and front bodice. Next I should make it even smaller by taking out 0,5 cm only in the front.

On the dress the bust darts are pretty high up so I decided to lower them. It dit fit very nice even with the higher darts so, actually, I would bother lowering them.

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I’m very proud of my matching seamlines

New technique

For the first time I did some pattern matching! To be honest, for the fist time I machted something different then stripes. I cutted out a few pieces before I decided to match them, so not everything is matchy-matchy but there are some parts I’m very proud of!

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The Feel

This dress is just amazing! It’s perfect for spring! Just by looking at it I get really happy!

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Btw, I’m working on a turorial so you too can get this pretty dress without a center back zip. The tutorial is here!

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