Do you know that too? Some sewing projects you finish, wear them up and down and still they never appear on the blog or Instagram? At least that’s what happened with this dress that I finished in early 2020. Since the dress is much too good to disappear into my wardrobe, we finally took photos, even if it took a year. 😅 The fabric is a viscose crepe with a slight crinkle effect, which means that the dress is very easy to iron and can be worn again immediately after washing. In the meantime, I have noticed that garments with 3/4 sleeves mostly collect dust in my closet. Somehow, it’s just not the right sleeve length for me, either they’re too warm or too cold for me. I love long sleeves that I can push up when it’s too warm for me. Amazingly, I don’t mind the sleeves of this dress and I add a sweater or jacket to the dress if it’s too cold for me. You can find more about the pattern below.

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OUTFIT

Biker jacket: Mango (old)
Turtleneck sweater: 2nd Hand via Humana
Ruffle dress: me-made, pattern no. 110 Burda 09/2017
Bag: 3.1 Phillip Lim, 2nd Hand via Soeur Berlin
OTK boots: La Socki (old)

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Pattern: No. 110 Burdastyle 09/2017

Level of difficulty: ●●●○○

Size: 72 (the tall size that corresponds to my usual size 36)

Materials & Costs:
Fabric: Rayon with polka dots from Buttinette.de = 9 €/m
Total = 2.5 m x 9 €/m = 22.50 €

Pattern modification: Fortunately, Dana from Feinstöfflich warned me that this dress is super long. One could actually have guessed at being a tall size. 🤦‍♀‍ I removed 3 cm of length at each layer and another 3 cm at the hem so that the proportions are still consistent. Overall, the dress has become a whole 12 cm shorter, although I’m actually only 8 cm short of the tall size. Especially with such wide dresses, I find it important that they are not too long, otherwise they look extremely shapeless. With the shortened length, I like the dress very much.

Conclusion: I really like the dress and like to wear it, because the wide shape makes it super comfortable. However, I don’t think I’ll be sewing another version of this dress. It is quite an eye-catcher simply because of the many details and in my very basic-heavy wardrobe, another dress of this type would simply be out of place.

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