Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Gingerbread Coffee Date

I’d wear this dress all the time if i lived in a gingerbread house. It’s the fabulous Coffee Date Dress pattern from Burdastyle site amended a bit.

I cut the back very low, so that the zip ends at the waistline and made new facings for the back so that the sides would sit nice and stiff.

I made the skirt much fuller at the bottom but kept the waistline the same so there would be no need to gather. This looks good but you need to be very careful in cutting out the waistline that you cut an even curve…I could’ve done it better, so i think the fullness doesn’t hang perfectly equal ..if that makes sense. I also didn’t cut the length quite equally so added a band of piping and material round the bottom, which i think adds something…i love that about mistakes, they force you to be a bit more creative!

Right i'm away to bake cookies or hang out some more candy canes or do something else gingerbread-housey!


lyds said...

Absolutely beautiful, the border round the bottom adds mega style to the finished dress. The length is perfect. Mxox

Anonymous said...

I am your newest follower and I just love this dress, (I saw you on Burdastyle) especially the low cut back!

LittleMissPoog said...

DIVINE!! I want one!! When is my tea-dress ready? - oh i mean coffee-dress!! it is so martha stewart of you!

LittleMissPoog said...

ps - i especially like the duality of the dress - demure front, racy back!!