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Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Birthday Dress #1

Happy New Year! This is where I spent mine, in blissful Bali.

Sigh, OK back to reality.....

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.


27 comments:

Erica B. said...

Gorgeous dress! And definitely a gorgeous birthday venue!

Amanda S. said...

Wow! Yes, it's indeed gorgeous. I love the print and the fit. Great job! And I'm super jealous of your Bali trip! :)

meli88a said...

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.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

That's a pretty dress and you're a really good friend!!!

amber said...

That is stunning! The print, the cut, the fit - just perfect together. And totally jealous of your trip to Bali!

Trudy Callan said...

The dress looks lovely on your friend.

NGLaLALa said...

Love the dress! It looks beautiful on your friend.

selfishseamstress said...

*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.

Susan said...

She looks amazing in that dress. She is glowing. How fantastic!

Katharine in Brussels said...

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.

Sheila said...

Gorgeous dress.

Summerset said...

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.

Lisa said...

Wow gorgeous dress and location , I'm very jealous :-)

Cindy said...

Gorgeous is right! I like the dress better with the wide straps too! What a friend you are!

Karin said...

That dress is beautiful. And she looks so stunning in it!

Birgitte said...

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...

Lindsay T said...

You are the queen of Burda dresses! Bar none! This dress is fabulous. Lucky friend.

Vicki said...

Happy New Year! Lucky you, Bali looks divine. And lucky friend. The dress looks very flattering on her.

Sew4Fun said...

Oh gorgeous dress! Happy new year to you too. I bet Bali was lovely.

gwensews said...

Your friend is absolutely beautiful in that dress. Nice sewing, and it fits her perfectly.

Lori said...

the dress is gorgeous. Bali would be incredible.

Colette said...

What a fabulous fabric - stretch silk satin is devine! The print is fabulous and your friend looks stunning too!

I much prefer that style with the wider straps. You're a wonderful friend indeed!

Sue said...

I agree with all the above comments - the wide strap works well on this dress - your friend looks great!

toy said...

you look amazing, beautiful dress

Nishant said...

Yes, it's indeed gorgeous. I love the print and the fit. Great job! And I'm super jealous of your Bali trip! :)

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Michelle said...

That is just gorgeous! Perfect way to show off that awesome fabric, and your friend's dress fits her just perfectly...wonderful work!

sensoussi said...

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 us
happy and healthy new year!