Friday, 1 June 2012

Easy Red Birthday dress.

Its was one week to my birthday and I realized I didn't have anything to wear!!!
well I mean, nothing new. lol. ok, I then decided to make something, simple, quick but of course nice!!!

I used butterick 5463, the long sleeve orange version. this I made longer to turn it into a dress.

I must say it was simple quick (under 2hrs for sewing)

Don't you just love the lace detail.
In case you think I did the lace inserts, no. The lace detail was part of the fabric border print.
One thing that actually took time was cuting out the fabric. Although it was just two pieces, one front one back, then the sleeves and facings for the neck. I adjusted the pattern neck, (original neck was too wide for me) making sure the front and back lace part lined up took some time.

My idea of 'simple but nice'

Overall I am happy with my 'easy' birthday dress. Got a lot of compliments too.

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  1. Simple but lovely. And the colour suites you

  2. You look wonderful and what a nice job of sewing. The first picture looks like you could have stepped out of a photo shoot. Wonderful colour!

  3. Such lovely comments sewingfluffinator. It was one of those quick but satisfying projects. Thanks.

  4. How you make that B5463 boring pattern look so good? That red dress is lovely.

  5. Wow! Such a chic looking dress!


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