I really need to take some photos! I had finished the burda dress 2010-02-125:
Not exactly thrilled about the result — the fit is really weird with all the darts, and I am no good with fitting darted garments. I loved the fabric used in this project — silky, stretchy, dark and luxurious floral prints. It is too bad that the garment itself sucks — half way through the project I know this isn’t going to look right, so I did the minimum amount of work so that it would make a nice photo shoot session dress, with no lining at all and no fitting. When I walk around with this dress, the skirt keeps riding up. Perhaps my butt is a little larger than I thought. The pattern itself can also use a vent on the back of the skirt. All in all, I think it looks sexy, but not exactly something I want to move around in.
It doesnt look too bad on the dressform, maybe because the dressform is stiff and stretched out the fabric to a good shape!
But to get my sewjo (heard this term on burdastyle and love it!) back, I decided to sew a sure-win cotton dress with a cute floral print that I can wear to work. I love it! It didnt look very good on the dress form, so I will show you the results after our photo session this weekend! (Isnt it funny that some garments look better on dressforms than on person, while others look better on person than dressform…) Also I followed grosgrain‘s frock by friday and have a real funky dress to show soon!