Sunday, 31 October 2010

afternoon coffee dress

Well i have been craving a full skirted dress recently and decided to have a go at making one. This one is a hybrid of two free patterns from Burdastyle: the Coffee Date dress and the Afternoon Tea top.
The top looks a like weird on Sam the beautiful (and grubby-left-shouldered(how annoying!!)) mannequin because she's a little different in the bust department to me! But there is no way I was trying on this dress for photos on a day like's FREEZING!!) You're just going to have to trust me that it looks better on me! lol!
I made the little pleated trim quite thick so that it would really stand out and added a belt that widens at the front and is nice and long at the back. For the skirt piece i used the shape of the coffee date pattern, but just made it a much fuller and then gathered it to fit at the waist. I love bows at the back of dresses!
And then i decided that it looked a little flat...I just wasn't making the most of the full i decided to use a secret weapon....behold the result!
Much pouffier..right??!! O secret weapon, you are awesome....i think i might blog about you next!


Mi Pequeño Atelier said...

Oh my god! this dress is very charming and romantic, I really like your beautiful designs, Congrats, really beautiful creations. CARLA

lyds said...

I've been VERY impressed with all your latest posts but this is my favourite. I'll be looking on the High Street for a boutique beautifully named House of Spoon! I'm not joking! xox