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Pattern : Mix of Opale Dress (grains de couture), New look 6208, and self drafted
Fabric : Michael Miller Out To Sea Anchors Away Boy Blue
Size : 36
Bows : tutorial here
 

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Before I go on holiday for two weeks, I wanted to share with you my last article for this month! Months ago I saw a really nice dress on Pinterest, which was from the fashion website Flashes of style : this one. I couldn’t stop thinking about it and I really wanted to make one similar to it. So I tried for a long time to find a pattern which would be close to this dream dress. Not so easy. One day, one of my friends showed me the new look 6208 pattern saying the back was really similar to the dress I was waiting to make. She was right so big thanks to her! However I wasn’t a massive fan of the front of the dress, which wasn’t really what I was looking for. I tried to find another pattern for it, and went for the Opale Dress from Grains de couture book, which I have already made here.

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I used the same size as my first dress for the Opale front and for the skirt. And I used the NL 6802 pattern for the back. I’ve altered it a little bit here and there and changed the armholes so it will mix easily with the Opale. The sleeves are shorter than on the original pattern so that it looks more like what I was aiming for. I used my tutorial to make the bows. I hesitated a little on the size of the bows: do I make them small as on the picture of the dress, or do I make them bigger? I went for bigger in the end so it can be easily seen. I sewed them on the larges strips so it holds the back pieces together. The middle strip covers the bra completely, so you can’t see it when you wear the dress. Regarding the choice of size on the Opale pattern, I went for the same as last time (36) but when I look at the picture, I think maybe I could have taken the size 38 as the fabric is very different from the viscose I used before. It looks a bit tight even if I’m really comfy in it. So I’ve learned here that, depending on what fabric you use, the result can be very different.

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The bows have been hand sewn onto the centre. I’ve actually sewn them before on the sides as well, but when we tried to take the pictures the first time (they were not good because of the light), I realised looking at them that you could actually see the stitches! Awful! So I took them off and now I’m happy that they look better because the back of the dress seems less rigid. This dress could be a good muslin as I’ve noticed some mistakes on it. The back could do with being a bit longer, as it wasn’t easy to sew with the back skirt. I should have added a few centimetres more. I find as well that the back is curling a bit sometimes when I’m moving. You can’t see it when I’m sitting or not moving, but it’s not ideal when I’m busy doing things so I’ll have to find a way to improve on this next time. All in all, I’m quite pleased with this dress as it’s the very first time I’ve tried to change the back like this. I’ve already worn it a few times, and I really like the style of it. I wasn’t sure about the colour of the fabric when I received it, I think I would have liked it a little darker, that’s always the problem when you order online right? But in the end, as it’s for summer, the colour suits the season. So, what do you think?

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Dress : Handmade
Shoes : Camper
Photographs : Place Jacques Cartier, Montréal
 

Happy Holidays everybody, have fun and rest well!

 

Comments

  • 19 July 2014
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    Lauriane

    Wahoo. La robe est superbe et ce tissu est vraiment beau !!

  • 19 July 2014
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    Moi, j’adore ! Elle est sublime ta robe ! Et les petits noeuds dans le dos ♥♥

  • 20 July 2014
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    Rholala, elle est trop belle, tu me donnes envie !!!

  • 20 July 2014
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    Bravo! Cette robe est superbe!
    Moi qui suis fan des nœuds dans le dos, je pense que ta robe va traîner dans un coin de ma tête un bon moment!

  • 20 July 2014
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    Oh ce dos c’est superbe !!!

  • 20 July 2014
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    Madebysoph

    Très jolie!

  • 20 July 2014
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    Couture in love

    Elle est très belle, continue de faire des mix de patrons, cela te réussit et donne des modèles plus originaux. Bravo

  • 20 July 2014
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    Ta robe est ravissante ! Et bravo pour toutes les modifications, ce n’est pas toujours simple d’échancrer un dos !

  • 20 July 2014
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    Elle est vraiment très jolie cette robe ! Je la trouve presque poétique avec ses jolis noeuds 🙂

  • 20 July 2014
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    Elle est superbe cette robe, bravo à toi !!

  • 21 July 2014
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    Ce que j’en pense ? C’est que je la trouve absolument sublime ! Et quand je lis que tu y trouves des défauts je te trouve bien exigeante avec toi même ( mais c’est mieux au fond…). Ce bleu est magnifique, le tissu et ta robe, ta robe est une des plus jolies que je viens de croiser….

  • 21 July 2014
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    Waouh ! juste parfaite !

  • 21 July 2014
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    elle est superbe!

  • 21 July 2014
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    Chouette réalisation! Et chapeau pour toutes ces recherches afin qu’elle corresponde à la robe qui te faisait rêver, c’est réussi et elle te va à merveille!

  • 21 July 2014
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    Wow superbe réalisation! Le choix du tissu pour le modèle, le choix du modèle, toutes ces modifications… Bravo!! ça rend merveilleusement bien!!

  • 21 July 2014
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    Absolument craquante !!! <3 (et j'ai bien reçu les patrons ce midi…merci encore ! 😉 )

  • 22 July 2014
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    Quelle robe magnifique! Moi je dis chapeau! Et bravo pour les détails bien pensés (cacher le soutien-gorge entre autre).

  • 22 July 2014
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    Anna, cette robe est magnifique, le tissu la sublime, et tu la portes à la perfection. Je suis pantoise devant mon ordinateur devant tant de talent(s) ! Bravo pour les modifications si précises, le résultat technique est parfait et tu as réussi tout ça avec persévérence et brio !
    un énorme Bravoooooo !
    Et encore, et encore, comme j’aime te lire, comme j’aime tes photos, comme j’aime ton style, comme j’aime ton blog !
    Charlotte

  • 29 July 2014
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    Oh, quel dos magnifique ! J’adore !

  • 3 August 2014
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    Je suis amoureuse de cette robe ! Elle est sublime sublime <3<3<3 et toi parfaite dedans ! J'adore ce tissu et je pense que foncé ça aurait fait moins frais la c'est juste parfait !

  • 7 August 2014
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    Wahou! je suis super impressionnée par ce que tu as fait. Cette robe est superbe et elle te va divinement bien. Les modifications que tu as apportées en font une robe unique et ultra-féminine. Tu dois recevoir beaucoup de compliments! 🙂
    Je suis admirative, vraiment bravo!

  • 20 August 2014
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    J’en suis retournée ! Ce mix est génial, et comme toujours, la mise en valeur sur toi et en image est juste… parfaite.
    Ivanne

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