I’ve been less busy than usual at work…which gave me more time for eating cheese while watching tv (completely underrated activity), but also more time to diy, hence this sewing project : an open back navy dress, to go to work, to go out, to go for a walk, to go anywhere actually.
This is one of the most time consuming project I’ve done this year (cousin’s wedding dress is out of the competition), because :
– I DID use a pattern (see Why I don’t use patterns (and why I should)), which is beautifully named “7232” (Burda)
– I decided to copy the pattern onto a different paper instead of simply cutting it out, so that if needed one day I can use a different size (why did I do that… I guess I’m not really optimistic about my weight curve over the next 40 years)
– There were a lot of pieces to put together
– The dress didn’t fit, so I had to adjust again, again and again until it wasn’t too bad
– There were two buttons / button-holes to make (omg)
– For once I had time, so I took the time to do all the little things that make the difference (ironing, measuring the hems, trying to align the checks (as you can see on the pictures, this is a complete failure actually), etc…)
In the end it turned out to be pretty wearable, although I do feel like I can’t breath sometimes because of the verrryyy tight neckline… But come on, that’s just a detail, right?
Anyhow, below are a few pictures of the finished project :
And for more inspiration, a few other ideas of open-back dresses that I would like to sew one day :