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Sunday, July 23, 2017

Paisley Cutout Mini Dress

Hello everyone,
So happy I finished my late #magamsewalong "Sew New Season" June dress, it supposed to finish last month but I couldn't because distracted with other urgent garments, holiday and other things. Besides, this dress was little bit complicated to work with, so I prefer to finish it slowly.

This dress has a special detail at the neckline yoke, straight-line cut, front darts, raglan sleeves and inseam pockets.
I had a big crush on this pattern as soon as I saw the magazine, the neckline detail is so pretty and the rest of the dress is so simple and airy. Perfect to wear in hot summer day 😍

For the fabric, I used 2 yards of printed paisley cotton that I bought for muslin but I think it is too pretty for muslin. So, I used it and put the muslin fabric on the list to buy next time.

The pattern, I used BurdaStyle Cutout Mini Dress 04/2017 size 36 and didn't make adjustment on the fit of the pattern except shorten the length 4 cm.
Also, one thing I changed, I used bias tape from the same fabric for the loops instead of follow the original pattern instruction.

Sewing process started with usual manners and glad that this pattern came with sewing course, so I just followed the step by step instructions with pictures. But the only problem were the loops, I tried the original pattern but it doesn't work for me. So, I used 1/2" me-made bias tape from the same fabric and hand sewn both side of the bias tape.
Pictures below shows some of the processes, I don't even count how many hours I spent for this dress but in the end I am really happy with it.
A little note: the blue fabric on the neckline yoke is just a template, and I removed it as soon as I placed the loops. Then, I sew/top stitches the loops along the dress bodice.

Here are the upper dress detail, wrong side - right side - back side and finished the back with sewn two pairs of small snap fasteners.

I decided to sew inseam pockets just before I hem the dress. I used light weight white cotton for front piece and same fabric for the back, I did that to avoid bulky pocket which is not nice.

And here are the final dress on Ellie my dress form. Front, side, back and closer look of the neckline detail. I used 1.5 cm sleeve allowance and 4 cm hem allowance.

Two more pictures on me, back and front views with hands inside pockets 😁 I really love a dress with pockets, I can hide anything inside.


Thank you for reading, happy sewing to all fellow sewists! Wishing you all a lovely weekend 💗

Love,

Hana, @velvetribbon_sew

30 comments:

  1. Wow that totally gorgeous . 110% for that neck beautiful.xx

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  2. All your hard work has really paid off Hana. This dress is gorgeous and that neckline is exquisite. You should be really proud of this one, and it looks great on you too.

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  3. I agree with you. The fabric is too pretty for muslin. Love your dress!

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    1. Thank you Maria Hayek. I still have the leftover fabric enough for a skirt 😊

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  4. So pretty, you have managed all the difficulties really well! So clever using a template for adjusting the straps! Thank you for sharing all the sewing steps and these great pictures!

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    1. Thank you Sasa. So happy that Burda gave sewing course for this dress. The template included on the pattern ❤

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  5. This dress is so beautiful and you did an amazing job with that neckline detail. The template is very clever. GORGEOUS! I agree...when you are doing something complicated, it is best to take your time and work slowly. You did a fantastic job!

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    1. Thank you for kind words Tomasa. The template came together with the pattern ❤

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  6. Very pretty dress, Hana! Your fabric choice matches that pattern. I am interested in it. Thank you for the details.

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    1. Thank you Eli. I am sure it will look great on you 😻

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  7. It's just the prettiest dress - the neckline really works with the paisley pattern. And yes, this is the sort of dress that needed slow work and attention paid to detail, so you were wise to delay finishing until you were back and settled. As Sew Jean Margaret says, this is a dress to be proud of.

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    1. Thank you so much Sarah Liz. I need to sew an easy garment after this complicated dress 😊

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  8. I love your dress, Hana. The fabric and the neckline are so pretty. It looks beautiful on you.

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  9. You have done a great work with this! Maybe I have to try this pattern.. :)

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    1. Thank you Ellen. Can not wait to see your version ❤

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  10. How did you manage to do that neckline?? It came out so beautifully, and looks divine on you! Good job!

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    1. Thank you Vanessa. I spent a lot of time and patient 😊❤

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  11. This is such a beautiful make and the neck detail lifts it to another level. Gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you so much for sweet words Sue ❤

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  12. Hana, your creativity is truly amazing. What a gorgeous dress!

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  13. Your dress is ever so lovely Hana! I can't get over that stunning neckline. You've also picked a really pretty fabric!

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  14. Absolutely beautiful.. Love that neckline work.. Great job.. and it looks really pretty on you..[Your hair looks pretty too.]
    Happy sewing.

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  15. This pattern caught my eye immediately too and am so glad to see your pretty dress all made up! Love the neckline detail... you did a fabulous job! And pockets are always a good thing. :)

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