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Friday, 6 May 2016

BurdaStyle 5/2016 - 115 ; On Me

Our floor renovation is finished thank goodness, it was a far messier job than I had anticipated, the flat was an absolute bombsite, the cats were traumatised and both my husband & I got sick with allergies from the mountains of sawdust.  I love the finished look, but would not do it again in a hurry!

During, before & after.


So, as promised I've taken some photos of both the dress and top from my last post.  For some reason my camera did not like the colour of my dress at all, it is a teal green and I've had to lighten the photos quite a lot so you can see anything.

The only change I made to both pieces was to topstitch the neckline seam allowance down, it's definitely helped it sit better, but I think a higher neckline and a smaller neckband might work better.   I'm really glad I raised the neckline, it would be falling off my shoulders otherwise so watch out for this if you decide to make it.

The dress unbelted, I like it more than I thought I would.  Still need that long necklace though.



Belted.  I'm more comfortable wearing it like this, it has a very grecian draped dress look to it.




 I really doubt the cape effect back will stay on the shoulders long in real life wear.



Here is the top - you can see the neckband collapsing a bit more here which is why I think either thicker material or a narrower band would work better.








12 comments:

Geoknitter said...

It does look nice unbelted, but I think I prefer it with the belt. You're inspiring me - I am terrible about wearing belts and really need to get into the habit.

SewCraftyChemist said...

I am so making this!!!

I love it unbelted!! It looks much more easy-wear but still put together. And the color is awesome.

patsijean said...

The new floors are beautiful ! Most contractors do not recommend living in a construction zone, but sometimes you have to.

Raquel from J.C. said...

Your blue dress belted looks like the dress Queen Letizia of Spain from Cortana (valentina Dress). The big difference is the back (Letizia's is a very deep V back with a myriad od fabric covered buttons). You have inspired me to sew this burda dress, Thanks!!!

Carolyn (Diary of a Sewing Fanatic) said...

I love the new floors. They add a totally different flavor to your flat. I know it was a pain but it is a lovely addition!

Irene said...

What a lovely dress! The cape "sleeves" give it a very interesting look. With or without belt - you look great!

Lori said...

Your dress is beautiful! I can relate about home improvement and living with the construction - the floors look fabulous.

Sue said...

Love the dress - thanks for the tips.

Gail said...

Belt or no belt..its a winner either way. Good luck with your renovations.

Tia Dia said...

The new floors look wonderful! What a different feel and look they bring to your flat. I understand what a pain it is living in a construction zone, but it's always worth it in the end.

I really like the dress unbelted, and agree that a long necklace would be just the ticket. It's a great dress with those amazing details in the sleeves.

velosewer said...

I like how you've worn these versions. They work:)

Jane M said...

Just catching up on many posts and saw that you too have lived through a renovation...and kept sewing and blogging, bravo!! Floors look wonderful and I bet you are enjoying them tremendously.