Monday, August 29, 2016

Lucky Cat Dress

Hello friends,
As promised in my previous post, here is my second holiday dress. I wore it during our visit to N Seoul Tower, South Korea, pictures below taken in the park around the tower.
I am sure you aren't surprised with the pattern I used, BurdaStyle Jamie Shift Dress size 34. Well, this dress is my sixth version so far :)


For the fabric, I used 1.5 yards of polycotton fabric in lucky cat printed that I bought in Hongkong last year. I don't know why I only bought 1.5 yards, if usually I use 2 yards for a dress. Anyway, with very careful calculation I made it :) I used bias tape instead of usual facings and cut the stripes of same fabric for hem allowance.

This dress I made exactly like the original pattern, without back darts as I always added in my previous dresses.
The process was fast, I finished it in five hours :) The process started with sewing the front darts and followed by all the usual manner that I don't need to explain here because you all already master it :)
The only a bit more work was to sew the hem. I have to add two stripes of the same fabric (five cm each) for hem allowance. I placed the stripes right sides together and sewed one side only. And then attached it to the hem, sewed right sides together and closed/sewed the opening area (the unsewn stripes). After that, turned the fabric to the wrong side, serger the raw edge and sewed the hem allowance 4 cm. I am done!


Here are two more pictures of the closer looks of the dress on me, front and back views.


After all, I am loving this dress more and more, I think BurdaStyle made this pattern for me :) I can not stop making more. Beside the pattern, I also love the fabric. I was looking for lucky cat prints for years and so happy to find it in Hongkong. Hope the lucky cat will give me a good luck and fortune :)

Also, this dress is my second dress for MAGAM Challenge that Sarah Liz hosted in facebook. I didn't follow the August theme but I will post it there anyway.

Thank you for reading and hope you have a happy sewing!

26 comments:

  1. You had me at LUCKY CAT! The print is just too cute Hana! Isn't it the best when you find 'the' pattern that is made for you!

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    1. Thank you, Sue. It is the best thing ever because I don't need to worry to trace the pattern and work on the fitting :) :)

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  2. Adorable. Love the cat fabric. This pattern is so cute on you.. Proud you and family had a fun trip.

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    1. Thank you Judy. I wish I had more animal printed fabric in my stash :)

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  3. I didn't realise that this was a good luck dress - I had no idea of the significance of the lucky cat. So it is lovely you found the fabric. Shifts do suit you, you are right. And blind hems are such a great solution to hemming a garment if you don't have enough fabric. You look lovely - looks a fun dress worn with sneakers.

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    1. Thank you Sarah Liz, I didn't know about the lucky cat until I lived in China. Some people believed in that :)

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  4. The fabric with the printed cats is really sweet and you look so beautiful. I wish you nice Summer Holiday!
    LG Carolin

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    1. Thank you Carolin. I am home already and so eager to sew a lot of stuff :)

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  5. I love your cat fabric and your pretty dress. Shift dresses are so nice in hot weather. I have used blind hems a lot when I haven't had enough fabric.

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    1. Thank you Kathy. Yes, it is so nice to wear in summer :)

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  6. Lovely dress and I can see why you have made this pattern many times. It suits you beautifully.

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  7. This pattern is really great for you. I love this version - the print of the fabric is beautiful. And as always your work is so neat.

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  8. Aww such cute fabric. And the dress is so very you. I like this one on you a lot Hana.

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  9. Super cute fabric and a super cute dress! You are right in that this pattern is perfect for you! After having made my first shift dress earlier this summer, completely understand why you are on your 6th version! Hope you have much good luck and good fortune! :)

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    1. Thank you Lisa. You will get addictive of shift dress :)

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  10. The pattern really is made for you! I love the silhouette on you and I'm in love with that fabric!

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  11. Wow! A lot of Manekineko(Lucky cat)! Very cute! I have been to South Korea, but never been to Seoul Tower.
    P.S. I am going to shrine to see Lucky cats tomorrow (1000-2000 cats in there! ).

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    1. Hi Eli, Seoul Tower is a lovely place :) Ohh.. 1000-2000 lucky cats! That's great. Hope you had fun and take some pictures to show :)

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  12. What sweet fabric! As always, you look beautiful!

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