I finally managed to finish my latest dress and I am truly happy with it. I love the whole dress but my favorite is the dress bodice and I think I will make another dress based on it with different style of skirt.
I was supposed to work on this dress during weekend but I was busy with family activities, so only this morning I could finish it and take a pictures.
Here are the details of the dress,
This dress is my second project for Style The Stash Sew A Long, based on Burdastyle Sweetheart Dress 04/2013. I used size 34 for the dress bodice and size 38 for the skirt. I drew a new pattern for the bodice size 34 because the minimum size from the original pattern is 36. Then I have to adjust the bodice pattern to match with the skirt pattern ( I had a vary size between the bodice and the skirt).
I used 2 yards of brocade fabric in green color, 2 yards of white cotton for muslin, light weight fusible interfacing, invisible zipper and same color of thread. All the materials are from my stash.
How I worked on this dress:
I made a muslin first and I found that I need to alter some areas for a better fit.
A: The center front is too big and gaping, so I have to reduce 1/2" down to B 1/4". Then I drew the new line from A-B-to the waist.
C: The center front is too low for my taste, so I have to add 2 cm.
D: The armhole is too slim, so I have to add 1.5 cm
I decided to insert the zipper on the middle back, I did not like so much the side zipper.
A: The back is too big and gaping, so I have to reduce 3/4" down to B 1/2" and to C 1/4". Then I drew a new line from A-B-C down to waist
D: I added 1.5 cm on the center back
E: I added 1.5 cm on the armhole
And here are my whole muslin,
After I have done my muslin, I worked on my dress by following all the instructions and some of self-taught. I don't have ribbon on my stash, so I decided to make a dress without it.
Here are more pictures of my dress,
And here is how the back skirt vent looks like,
I hope you like it and happy sewing to you all!