Friday, January 17, 2014

Finished December Garment - Burdastyle Tunic Dress 11/2013

Hello and Welcome to 2014 dear friends!!
Today post is about my (very late) finished December garment for MAGAM challenge. Well, after hours of beading finally I have done it and very happy with how the dress turned-out.


The details of the dress:
Pattern:
I used Burdastyle Embellished tunic Dress 11/2013 size 34 with adjustment on the waist and the hips. I omitted the pockets and added 4 cm on the length of the dress. As I didn't have passementerie trim to sew around neck edge and front slit, I sew pearls on it.

Materials:
2 yards of medium weight knit ponte in black color, fusible interfacing, black color of thread, hook and eye fastener, a lot of pearls in three different size ( 2.5 mm, 5 mm and 8 mm) and white nylon thread for beading.

Sewing process:
I traced the pattern and added seam allowance 1.5 cm for all edges and 4 cm for sleeve hem and dress hem. Then I made a muslin. After I tried my muslin, I saw the neckline too high for my taste - so I have to reduced 1.5 cm in both front and back neckline.
The sewing process is enjoyable and the instructions of sewing the neck slit is very clear. But the difficult part is the beading. I have to spent hours doing it.
Also, for smooth finishes sleeve hem and dress hem, I fuse fusible interfacing on the wrong side of the dress, fold the right side of the fabric inside, pin it and sew it.
my work on beading
And here are more pictures of the dress,






That's all my today post, as you all know I was planning to wear this dress on Christmas dinner but I couldn't finish it on time, I will hang it inside my closet and wait for the right occasion to wear it.

Happy sewing!

13 comments:

  1. Hana that tunic is TDF - I love the beading it sets the plain black off so well. looking forward to sewing with you through 2014! Happy New Year. Jacqui

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    1. Hello Jacqui, thank you so much for your lovely comment :-) Looking forward to sewing with you too!

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  2. Hana, Great job on your tunic.. Looks so pretty on you.. Happy sewing.

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    1. Hi Judy, I love to hear that! Thank you so much for sweet comment :-)

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  3. What a pity you couldn't wear it at Christmas - maybe your birthday or wedding anniversary might be a good time. It is a really lovely little dress - it hangs nicely, suits you and the beading is beautifully done.

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    1. Hi Sarah Liz, actually I have done the dress three days before Christmas but the work on beading took longer time than I thought. Anyway, I should remember to plan better next time :) Thank you so much for such sweet comment

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  4. Such a lot of work in the beading! It looks fabulous. Hope you get a chance to wear it soon.

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    1. Hi Kathy, thank you very much for lovely comment :-)

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  5. Oh, dear Lady! I think you should wear that dress asap, it's lovely! Love the addition of beads you made on the neck line, it was worth all the work!

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  6. Thank you so much for lovely comment, dear Rosy! For sure I'll wear this dress asap :-)

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  7. Oh my goodness, I LOVE your new dress! You looks so pretty in it! I can imagine the time you spent on the beads, but it's worth it, they turned out so well! Now you have the perfect dress for a special ocassion!

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    1. Hi, thank you so much for your compliment! I spent so many hours on beads that I forgot to count :-)
      Oh yes! I am so happy with my new dress and can not wait to wear it :-)

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