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Sunday, May 4, 2014

MAGAM Challenge: My Late April Dress And MMM'14 Day 4

Hello everyone,
This is my late April dress for MAGAM Challenge based on Burdastyle SVM Louisa Drop-waist Dress size 34 with modification and self-drafted circle skirt. You can check out my flat sketch and fabric here.


I did some modification on the bodice pattern,
  • Added front and back dart, inserted the zipper in the CB
  • Made the shoulder wider, added 1.5 cm from the shoulder line to the armhole and 2 cm from the shoulder line to the neckline.
  • Also made the front neckline higher 2 cm and back neckline lower 2 cm.
And for the skirt, as I couldn't find my self-drafted circle skirt that I made some time ago, I hacked my peplum and added some more centimeters until my knee :)
The sewing progress was fine because this is the second time I worked on both patterns, you can see my first work on the dress here and the peplum here

After all, I am very happy with how my dress turned out, it's very summery and comfortable. The neckline is in right proportion and the armhole is just fine without feeling tight.

As I am participating Me Made May 2014, today I am wearing my new dress and went out to the Venetian - Macau for little shopping and enjoying the weekend with my family. Here is a picture of me wearing my dress - front view,

 And here is the back view,

I also want to show you more pictures of the dress in my dress form, front-side-back and inner dress with facing,

front - side and back view of the dress
side dress with 2 front dart and back view with zipper
front dress and back dress with facings

The last picture is the hem line, finally I managed to sew a very nice and clean hem for a circle skirt, happy me!! I followed a great technique with video of narrow hemming a circle skirt by Gertie, watch the video here . And here you can see the result! Fantastic!!

That's it for today post everyone, in case you missed MMM'14 - you can check out the flickr group to see all the participants, here is the link.
And also don't forget to check out MAGAM challenge to see so many ladies trying to sew at least one garment a month in between their busy life, here is the link.

Happy sewing!!

18 comments:

  1. Hana, that is a wonderful dress.

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  2. Love the dress Hana perfect fit on you and perfect for summer

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    1. Thank you, Tracy! Yes, it is perfect for summer and I am thinking to make some more :)

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  3. Wow! You made a winner -- great fit and fabric. You look like a knockout!

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    1. Thank you, Annie! Love to hear your sweet comments ;-)

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  4. Perfect summer dress and nice backdrop! Any interesting fabric stores?
    I'll check out Gertie's tutorial. Do you know the Circle skirt tool from By Hand London? Really handy!

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    1. Hi Marianne, I usually buy a fabric in the fabric store here in my place or outside my place when I am travelling. I'll check out By Hand London site. Thank you for lovely comments :)

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  5. That is a lovely dress and such pretty fabric, too.

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    1. Thank you, Kathy! Yes, the fabric is pretty and so airy - perfect for summer :-)

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  6. You certainly modified that pattern - I think three tiers of skirt would be too much for your petite shape, so your longer line circle works better. The hem is very neat - not easy to do. I'll have to check Gertie and see if it is the technique I think it is. Thank you for telling us where you went - I was very curious about the blue water in the first picture :)

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    1. Hi Sarah Liz, thank you for lovely comments. Yes, three tiers of skirt is to much for me - it will make me more shorter :-)
      The circle skirt is just fine for me but I think A-line skirt will work much better and nicer for my shape. I am making another version of the dress with A-line skirt now - we will see the result later.
      I was little bit disappointed that day when I visited the Venetian, the water still blue as usual but people throwing the balloons and coins in it :-(

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  7. What a beautiful dress! You look lovely! The fit looks perfect.

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  8. This dress looks perfect on you! The hemline is so beautifully done and your finishing is impeccable!

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