So this is the dress for my friend that I finished on Christmas morning! It was her birthday on 30 Dec and we had a dinner planned for that evening and then a party on New Years Eve so earlier in the year I offered to make 2 dresses for her, one for each occasion. How crazy am I? How much does my time management suck? Would I put myself through it again - of course!
The birthday dinner dress started life as BWOF 03/2008-112A and after several failed attempts at building some support into the dress, on Christmas Eve (yes really!) we decided to add wide straps that would hide underwear.
The fabric is a silk / lycra blend from Hong Kong's Western market, apparently made for Chloe, expensive but absolutely gorgeous to sew.
And here is my friend modelling it, I felt so happy seeing it on her which is of course why I would be daft enough to do it again.
Gorgeous dress! And definitely a gorgeous birthday venue!ReplyDelete
Wow! Yes, it's indeed gorgeous. I love the print and the fit. Great job! And I'm super jealous of your Bali trip! :)ReplyDelete
Beautiful fabric, cut, and fit! What a nice place to celebrate a birthday and the new year! You really know how to celebrate in style.ReplyDelete
That's a pretty dress and you're a really good friend!!!ReplyDelete
That is stunning! The print, the cut, the fit - just perfect together. And totally jealous of your trip to Bali!ReplyDelete
The dress looks lovely on your friend.ReplyDelete
Love the dress! It looks beautiful on your friend.ReplyDelete
*gasp* That is beautiful. The fabric and the dress, and the wide straps make it so much more chic. I've looked at that pattern many times and considered it, but always thought it a little too "generic pretty dress from the Macy's juniors department"-- the wide straps are exactly what it needs to make it look designer. Great work and that is a *very* lucky friend.ReplyDelete
She looks amazing in that dress. She is glowing. How fantastic!ReplyDelete
Wow, she looks stunning, it shows off her figure to perfection. Great choice and fantastic execution, Allison. Looks like you had a splendid New Year in Bali too.ReplyDelete
You're an awesome friend to make such a great dress. I love the wider straps, too, it works great with the style. She looks wonderful.ReplyDelete
Wow gorgeous dress and location , I'm very jealous :-)ReplyDelete
Gorgeous is right! I like the dress better with the wide straps too! What a friend you are!ReplyDelete
That dress is beautiful. And she looks so stunning in it!ReplyDelete
What a friend you are! That fabric looks like a dream, and the fit and style is spot on for your friend, amazing job. And amazing location...ReplyDelete
You are the queen of Burda dresses! Bar none! This dress is fabulous. Lucky friend.ReplyDelete
Happy New Year! Lucky you, Bali looks divine. And lucky friend. The dress looks very flattering on her.ReplyDelete
Oh gorgeous dress! Happy new year to you too. I bet Bali was lovely.ReplyDelete
Your friend is absolutely beautiful in that dress. Nice sewing, and it fits her perfectly.ReplyDelete
the dress is gorgeous. Bali would be incredible.ReplyDelete
What a fabulous fabric - stretch silk satin is devine! The print is fabulous and your friend looks stunning too!ReplyDelete
I much prefer that style with the wider straps. You're a wonderful friend indeed!
I agree with all the above comments - the wide strap works well on this dress - your friend looks great!ReplyDelete
you look amazing, beautiful dressReplyDelete
Yes, it's indeed gorgeous. I love the print and the fit. Great job! And I'm super jealous of your Bali trip! :)ReplyDelete
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That is just gorgeous! Perfect way to show off that awesome fabric, and your friend's dress fits her just perfectly...wonderful work!ReplyDelete
It's a very nice dres, i've got the pattern in a mensuel burda, i think from last year, sur I will try, thanks for all the splendid clothes you schow usReplyDelete
happy and healthy new year!