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Sunday, September 28, 2014

Back Cut Out Dress

Hello everyone,
I hope you are doing well! I have done my new dress for September MAGAM Challenge and I am happy with how it turned out. I was planning to make this dress in straight hem line but I changed my mind after I traced the pattern, I felt that the pattern was made especially for high low style dress. So, I just go with it.
After all, I think the dress is cute and I like it :)
 
Project Description:
This dress has boat neckline, high low hem and back cut out that is very sweet, feminine and sexy.
 
Pattern And Adjustment:
This dress is based on Burdastyle Back Cut Out Dress 08/2014 view B size 34 for the bodice and size 36 for the skirt. As I have a vary size between bodice and skirt, I have to make adjustment on the waist area. I also raised the neckline 2 cm and shorten the length of the skirt 5 cm.
As I am not sure about the finishes armhole and neckline, I decided to fully lining the dress bodice.
And for finishes the hem, I followed Gertie's tutorial watch the video here - same as I did on my summer dress
Image source from Burdastyle.com
Material:
2.5 yards of printed silk satin that my mom gave me last year, silk satin in purple color as the bodice lining, elastic and same color of thread.
 
 
Sewing Process:
1). I worked on the bodice and lining. Then I sew the front dress bodice to the front skirt. After that I inserted the elastic at the waist.
 
2). I worked on the back cut out of the back bodice. I sew the small facing on the back bodice right sides together - trim the fabric with zig zag scissor and turned it inside, after that I sew it again along the line 1 cm. As shown in the pictures below,

And then I inserted the elastic. Secured the elastic with small stitching in both side of the bodice. 
 
3). I sew the tapes (the one that supposed to insert inside the skirt and knot it).
Then, I started to work on the back skirt. I hand stitched the two hole on the middle back skirt, it is the same method as button hole stitch.
After that, I sew the small facing on the back skirt right sides together. Turned it inside and sew it again along the line 1cm.
And then I inserted the tape in the both sides - secured the outer side and knot the both tape in the middle.
 
4). I sew the front dress to the back dress right sides together. Sew the raw edge with an overlocker machine. Then, I hanged the dress on the dress form for two days. After that I sew the hem line following Gertie's tutorial. Done!
 
More pictures of me wearing the dress, side and back views.
 
 
And more pictures of the dress on my mannequin, front - side and back views.
 
 

 
Have a great weekend to you all! :x
 


29 comments:

  1. Hana, this is beautiful and looks great on you.. Proud you went with the high/low hem [I normally dont care for them either, but this is gorgeous and just perfect..

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    1. Hello Judy, I was planning to omitted the high low hem but I think the pattern doesn't work for it. Thank you for lovely comment :)

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  2. Hana, you're looking so good in this dress! Beautiful colour, and I really like the hemline!

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  3. Very pretty. You look wonderful. it is so nice to read and learn from your blog.

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  4. Well done Hana it's a lovely dress and you look beautiful. the cut out back and shaped hem give it a unique designer look

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    1. Hi Tracy. Love to hear your compliment. Thank you :)

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  5. This is a very cute dress and your fabric is lovely. Great job!

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  6. I love this dress on you Hana! You look beautiful. The back is daring yet not too much so. Just perfect.

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  7. Love the shape and color of this dress. Beautiful job!

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  8. It is cute, and I think the dress looks better with the high low hem - it works so nicely with this style and with the gorgeous fabric.

    Not only that, it suits your personality, I think :)

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    1. Hi Sarah Liz, it's very sad because I can not show the fabric border with high low hem. But anyway....
      Thank you for sweet comment :)

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  9. Hana that is such a beautiful dress on you. How lucky to get such pretty fabric from your mum.

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    1. Hello Jacquianne, long time I don't see you in the blogosphere. Thank you for lovely comment :)

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  10. A very pretty dress on you. What a romantic dress! Great for a romantic dinner with your husband!

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    1. That's a great idea! Thank you for your kind words, Lovenicky :)

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  11. Oh Hana! This is so very lovely. The back cutout with the drape is amazing. Your fabric choice was spot on too! You definitely need to go out in that dress.

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    1. Hello Annie, thank you. I will be wearing this dress for dinner date with husband, for sure :)

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  12. Hana, I really like this fabric and the dress style is lovely on you.

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  13. This style is really nice on you-I love the silk, the colors, everything. I hope you wear it for a special evening.

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    1. Thank you, Mary. As I said to Annie in the previous comment, I will be wearing this dress for dinner date :) :)

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  14. This is a great dress, Hana--looks sweet and sexy at the same time.

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  15. This is so beautiful, Hana and looks really great on you. That fabric is just amazing.

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  16. The pattern is really lovely; I was thinking to purchase it myself. You chose the right fabric for the style! Stunning!!

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