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Title: little(ish) black (and blue) dress
Post by: redbricks on June 07, 2009 03:24:08 PM
Hey folks,

Here's today's creation: a black and blue dress from a butterick pattern.  Overall, I'm still not happy with it but it turned out okay.  I need to figure out how to get the darts on the front to lie flatter--it makes me look pregnant from the side (any ideas on that?)

Isn't hemmed yet, btw.

Front:





Back:





Thanks for looking, and let me know what you think!  I think I should have left it all black, but that seemed so dark.  I'm wondering if a red band would have looked better...and if I have enough fabric left to make another :)

Have a great day!


Title: Re: little(ish) black (and blue) dress
Post by: Belladune on June 07, 2009 03:51:19 PM
no clue as to why the darts would make you look pregnant, but I think the blue really livens it up, looks great!


Title: Re: little(ish) black (and blue) dress
Post by: herringbone on June 07, 2009 04:37:12 PM
I really like the dress! no idea on the darts, but i think a blue/black combination is so much more elegant than red/black. If elegant is what you want?


Title: Re: little(ish) black (and blue) dress
Post by: horrorbot on June 08, 2009 01:54:16 AM
This looks amazingly awesome.
I'll be on the lookout for this pattern next time I'm in my sewing center! :)

As for the darts (sorry if this sounds confusing), I had the same problem until I was taught to sew them up to one thread away from the edge. Then, I'd pull out the fabric, causing the thread to loop/spin around, then in the triangle part of the fabric, backtack.


Title: Re: little(ish) black (and blue) dress
Post by: ~dani~ on June 08, 2009 05:44:35 PM
ooooh I like it! Love the buttons on the back too. I have the same problem sometimes with dresses making me look pregnant - I mean I cant see it in your photos, but theres usually three reasons why it happens to me -

1. I have a gut, so if anything is too tight it shows. But from your photos your a skinny girly, so I doubt thats the issue :)

2. my waist darts are too short, or too long - they either need to stop above your stomach, or go below it (sounds crazy but looks good). Your look like they might be ending on your stomach... try ending them a little higher perhaps?

3. Ive forgotten to iron the darts flat

Having said that, I love the dress, and cant see how it makes you look preggers :)


Title: Re: little(ish) black (and blue) dress
Post by: littlemuffler on June 09, 2009 09:29:56 AM
i love it! you did a fantastic job!