Along avec Anna

Fall for Opale

Pattern : Opale Dress, from the book Grains de couture
Size : 36
Fabric : Plaid Robert Kaufman from Fabric.com
Alteration : modified peter pan collar
 

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It is already my third project with this pattern, the Opale Dress from Ivanne Soufflet. I used it here and then here with a different back. I guess that shows how much I really like this pattern! I showed you a bit of this dress in my post Autumn wardrobe Planning, where I explained that I have fallen in love with plaid fabric this year. So finally here is this dress on me! This dress has been a total disaster to be honest, but not because of the pattern, because of me. Let me explain: I really like the circle skirt and as I have already two Opale dress with pleated skirt I thought that something new could be good. So I decided to draw a circle skirt pattern. As I haven’t done that for a long time I had a look online to be sure I was doing it right … never again. The two tutorials I chose said to take your bum measurement for the top of the skirt (??) which seemed a bit strange to me considering you need to attach it after to your waist right? But you know, I followed the work of the pro. Oh dear, what have I done! Obviously after cutting my fabric and trying to attach it to the waist it was way too big! I understood why later on: they make an elastic waist … Anyway, I tried to be brave and reduce my skirt but it just wasn’t working anymore because of the shape. And then when I tried to take off the stitches on the side I made a hole in the skirt.  Apparently, it just wasn’t my day.

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Luckily, I had just enough fabric to make another skirt, so I went for the original one of the pattern. My fabric for the back part was too small sadly so I had to reduce the width of the pleat. Obviously, the hours I had spent trying to match the fabric for the circle skirt was now for nothing as I definitely didn’t have enough fabric at all to match the pleat one. This is terrible I know but at least I’ve got a skirt on my dress right. Apart from that everything went fine. I had initially sewn sleeves to the dress like my in first version, but I really didn’t like the look of them on the dress with this fabric, definitely not the same style anymore! So I took them off and finished the armholes with an inside biais.

Regarding the fabric, I bought it online again from Fabric.com (I hate the 20$ delivery fee but) they have so many nice fabrics, and the delivery is very very fast! Like my other plaid dress, this fabric is from Robert Kaufman. Be careful when you buy it, you should know that it is actually a double cloth cotton! But you can take off the blue one very easily and just keep the plaid one which is what I did. The fabric is quite thin but you can’t see anything underneath which is a good thing!

We took the pictures in Westmount Greenhouses, the same day as my Cambie Dress. I really recommend you to go there if you are in Montreal, it’s a dream place in my opinion!

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Apart from the skirt disaster, I haven’t changed anything major on the pattern. I just lengthened the collar as far as to the shoulders. I usually wear this dress with a small belt. Please please don’t judge me on my incapacity of matching the plaids on the skirt, this one was kind of out of my control and all I can be happy about is that I do have a skirt attached to the bust!!! Have a nice week-end y’all!

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Dress : Homemade

Shoes : Tom’s

Photographs : Westmount Greenhouses, Montréal

Comments

  • 17 October 2014
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    Hoooo, elle est très très jolie. Le détail du col, et celui du dos, adorable!!
    Et le tissu choisi est vraiment chouette! Bravo!

  • 17 October 2014
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    I was waiting for this dress to appear in it’s full glory, after popping here and there from time to time on your blog! I really love it, you did such a good job with all the details. It sucks that you had to recut the skirt but it ended up looking good, mismatched plaid is not that eye catching at all. And the color is so cheerful, pure wearable joy 🙂

  • 18 October 2014
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    Une très jolie robe! Tampis pour les raccord le tissu et le patron s’ accordent parfaitement eux!

  • 18 October 2014
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    Et bien, je n’aurai pas parié sur des carreaux sur ce patron mais le rendu est vraiment top ! 🙂

  • 18 October 2014
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    Elle est vraiment ravissante avec ses petits détails au dos!

  • 18 October 2014
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    Elle est magnifique !

    C’est clair que la surjeteuse pour les tissus qui s’effiloche à mort c’est top !
    Tu ne voulais pas utiliser le tissus uni pour faire une doublure ?!

  • 18 October 2014
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    Elle est très réussie, je suis d’accord qu’avec une ceinture d’une cela lui donne certainement un autre style et cache le raccord. Bon moi je n’ai jamais essayé les raccords donc je ne jugerai surtout pas. Au fait, je t’ai copiée car j’ai craqué pour les chaussures, C’est vrai elles sont confortables. Merci et à bientôt.

  • 18 October 2014
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    J’aime beaucoup cette version de la robe; tu l’as bien fait! Maintenant, je suis motivée à coudre une robe à carreaux, mais j’ai peur de raccorder les carreaux.

    (Et de plus, j’aime le format de ton blog. En premier je le lis en français et puis je vérifie ma compréhension en anglais. C’est bon pour le pratique de langue. Merci!)

  • 18 October 2014
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    Ta robe est vraiment très jolie, et ce tissu te va à merveille ! Les détails du dos sont tellement adorables, je fonds totalement 😉 Pour ce qui est des raccords, peu importe le résultat est top.

  • 20 October 2014
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    Au diable les raccords!! Cette robe est plus que parfaite comme ça, une vraie merveille!!!

  • 20 October 2014
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    elle est vraiment très jolie avec ce beau tissu!! et du coup on ne voit pas dut out les “mauvais” raccords!!!

  • 20 October 2014
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    ZIGZAG PASTEL

    j’adore ! Le tissu est superbe, la robe élégante et moderne… Bravo !

  • 31 October 2014
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    Tu vas vraiment finir par me convaincre avec cette robe !! T’es toute jolie j’adore ! <3

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