This is a long overdue post about a dress I made in March(I'm really behind with this). Introducing the Burdastyle 05/2013 #126 Lace Waist Dress. When I first saw the dress in the magazine, I instantly knew that I wanted to make it. I was a bit offstandish about the pleats at first but now I think they aren't that bad. Unless I don't press them properly before wearing(if I don't I look pregnant).
|Can I even be more slouched during a photoshoot?|
As the fabric was quite thick already, I didn't use lining in the bodice as instructed and finished the neckline and armholes with a lace bias tape instead. Now I have instant accessorizing when I put the dress on. Yay laziness.
I also shortened the skirt about 5cm because I didn't like the original length. I feel like I look shorter if the skirts end up at or below the knee. I'm not a tall girl, but I have long legs. So it's either floor length or above knee length for dresses and skirts for me.
The dress is closed with an invisible zipper and all the seam allowances are serged.
Anyways I love this dress, even though I got a second degree burn on my leg when I was pressing it(steam bounced off). But no pain, no gain, right? Plus I've gotten a ton of compliments on the dress and who wouldn't like that?
And the moral of this is PLEASE BE CAREFUL WHEN YOU ARE WORKING WITH IRONS. The iron and the steam can cause serious injuries. Stay safe.