Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Lace Curtain Dress

Hello everyone,
I made two new dresses before my holiday, but today I will only show you the first one. The second dress will be in the next post.
We visited Seoul - South Korea and enjoyed the place very much, good foods, great shopping for skincare ( I do love their masks and serums) and I was so surprised that we found fabric and yarn markets during our visit to the area of Dongdaemun market. Well, the fabric market is huge with so many collection of Korean cotton, I bought five kinds and I think is more than enough to make nine garments. Also, I bought eight skeins yarns for my future sweater :) All the souvenir was posted in my Instagram :)

Okay, enough said about the fabric market. Let's talk about my new dress :) The dress was made out of lace curtain fabric in green colour that I bought in the local market many months ago. I also made tank dress to wear underneath, used knit cotton in dark green.
For the pattern, I used Burdastyle Embellished Tunic dress 11/2013 size 34 with modification on the neckline and sleeves.

Here is the final dress that I wore during my holiday, picture taken by DH just before we went out for dinner :)


The process of making this dress was faster than my norm because I don't need to trace a new pattern, I did my first dress in January 2014. The original pattern was 3/4 sleeves tunic dress with front slit. As I wanted a very simple dress with short sleeves and round neckline, I just cut the sleeves length, omitted the slit and drew a new line of the neckline. I also added back darts to make the dress fit better on my body.
The only annoying thing to work with this dress was the fabric, it's hard/sturdy with terrible sizes between the lines - some bigger than others, I couldn't match the lines properly no matter how I tried.
You will spot the bad matching lines in the second picture in the back dress :(


The sleeves and hem finished without sewing them, I just cut the fabric along the edges and the result was as nice as I expected :)


And here is the tank dress that I sewed especially to wear under the dress. I used BurdaStyle Vintage Modern Jamie Shift dress size 34 with modification in the neckline, shoulder, armhole and omitted the darts. Also, I have to make adjustment in the sides of the dress because I used knit fabric instead of woven as the original pattern suggested.

That's it about my lace curtain dress everyone, I will be posting this dress for MAGAM August challenge. My July jacket is still waiting for me to sew the buttons and snaps, it was delayed because I run out of snaps and the shop was closed for holiday.

Happy Sewing and hope you have a lovely summer holiday :)

Love,
+Hana Velvet Ribbon

24 comments:

  1. Scarlet [gone with the wind] has nothing on you. ha This curtain turn dress is gorgeous.. And looks so pretty on you..
    Proud you had a lovely holiday, sounds so fun.
    look forward to seeing the other dress.

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  2. It's really pretty Hana, a great use of curtain fabric. The colour is perfect for you. A pity about the problem you had with matching, but it is not really noticeable. And you would have looked lovely from the front when you went out to dinner with DH, which is the main thing! I hope you enjoyed your holiday and I am glad you are back.

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    1. Thanks a lot Sarah Liz. DH said so, nobody noticed the matching problem except me :)

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  3. That is a beautiful lace fabric, the dress looks great. Using a simple silhouette was the right call in my mind. The non 100% matching stripes are hardly noticeable, especially to people who don't sew, so don't be sad, the dress is beautiful as is. I'm glad you spent a lovely holiday!

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    1. Thank you Katharina. We enjoyed our holidays and the kids loved the place as well :)

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  4. Your lace dress is very pretty and the colour is lovely. I'm glad you had such a nice holiday

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  5. Stunning dress! This is definitely one of 'your' colors and you look so pretty. Love the way you added those long darts to the back. And hardly noticed any lines not matching back there at all. Enjoyed your sharing your holiday photos with us on IG! What a wonderful trip! :)

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    1. Thank you Lisa. I decided to add the darts in the last minute because the dress looks baggy. Glad I did :)

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  6. Great idea, that dress is so flattering on you !! I never guess that was a curtain fabric, so beautiful. You are so creative !!

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  7. This is so beautiful, Hana. The colour looks great on you. The lines not matching are definitely not noticeable. I'm glad you enjoyed your holiday.

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  8. Your dress is very beautiful. It is a very nice colour. You look very pretty! Have a nice weekend!
    LG Carolin

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    1. Thank you dear Caroline. Have a nice weekend to you too :)

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  9. What a beautiful dress! It looks great on you:)))

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  10. What a great idea! I love the color on you!

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