Sunday, December 13, 2015

The Dress That Didn't Work (For Me ) Another Version of Burda 6988

I'd wanted to make View B of Burda 6988 since I first bought the pattern. I thought the flared out skirt would be a good look for my type of figure. So I made this.


 Pretty cute, huh?

The faux leather trim was used to focus the eye away from such a busy print (poly/lycra) and I loved this dress on the dress form.






 I wore it when my daughter happened to be home on a long weekend ,for a friend's special birthday. To my surprise, I didn't like it on me at all! Both Tamara and my hubby liked it and couldn't figure out why I didn't. I didn't think to get a pick before it went home with DD but the neckline, which I scooped, and the placement of the drop waist just weren't right on me. I think I would need to lower this quite a bit and change the neckline before this style would suit me.

Oh well! The dress did find a good home. But as usual, no pic of Tamara in it .

I hope you are having fun sewing for yourself or someone else for Christmas !

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10 comments:

Vicki said...

All's not lost when it went to such a good home! I like how you used the trim.

Faye Lewis said...

Gosh it was so cute with that faux leather trim.

Carolyn (Diary of a Sewing Fanatic) said...

It is a gorgeous dress but I know what you mean...sometimes it just doesn't wear like we thought it would. Glad it found a good home so quickly!

Kat Z said...

It's lovely, and the print is wonderful, but you know, looking at the pics, there seems to be an optical illusion going on. The print lines between the waist and the band flare out slightly, making the tummy area seem larger. The print lines below the band lead the eye inward, making the skirt seem narrower. This makes the tummy appear larger than the skirt, at least on the dress form. Maybe it's just the photos. What do you think, Diana?

Sharon said...

Wow Kat Z I think has hit the nail on the head, looking at your dress again this could be the reason and also I think the drop waist is not in the right spot or even one to wear.

So glad it found a good home as I really like how you used the trim.

How do you launder the dress, curious to know as I have often wondered how?

Linda said...

That is a gorgeous dress! Sorry you did not like it but someone else will I am sure!

Irene said...

Such a beautiful dress! Too bad that it didn't stay in your closet, but at least it did find a good new home. I do like the trim that you used!

Margene Yeaton said...

How lucky Tamara is that she can wear your great giveaways. Beautifully done, but if you don't feel good in it, then onto the next garment. Happy Holidays to you and your family and I'll look forward to your next post next year.

Gail said...

What a shame. It is stunning "on the rack".

Sewing Galaxy said...

Dear Diana
when I saw your dress for the first time, I was absolutely astonished about its beauty. What a pity that I will never find out how this dress looks on you. In my opinion, the faux leather elements make this dress a designer piece. It looks very classy, kinda reminds me of the 20s! Wish you a merry christmas as well, even if it's a bit early ;)