BurdaStyle Dress Up!

Ruffles and Binliners

5th June 2016

Bad: when it comes to sewing, I am a self-confessed hoarder.

Good: I am working on it. Right. Now.

Why: I have two crates of different fabric remnants (some are bigger, some are smaller) that do not necessarily fit in with my current aesthetic (which I am still in the process of discovering).

The Top

Now, I generally am not a girl for ruffles and flounces, but it is nice to get out of your comfort zone from time to time, especially when there is fabric that is not going to be used otherwise/anyway.

Self drafted pattern – some sort of halter neck variation. Original idea included even more ruffles (oh, that comfort zone was going to be more like an exclusion zone), but I did it, looked at it, and realised we are past the Renaissance and my background is not regal enough to make the ruff appropriate.


Note to self: self drafted would have been better.

Because BurdaStyle 04/2014 Model #110 in Size 38 (according to Burda chart, my bottom body half measurements are too big for size 36) was way too big, I ended up removing about 10cm/4″ off the waist, though legs were not wide enough. So, I was generally quite displeased with the pattern itself.

Now, when it came to taking photos, my 7y.o. fashion critic (oh, things she come up with when we are watching Project Runway!) advised me that they looked that they were made out of bin liners – shiny and crimped. I took no offence, as now I can tick  looking fabulous in a bin bag off my bucket list!









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  • Reply Sassy 8th June 2016 at 9:06 am

    The ensemble . . . one word FABULOUS! Would you mind me sharing this on Sassy Sewing Bees in the future? I link to your post and let you know when. https://www.facebook.com/SassySewingBees

    • Reply Irina M. 8th June 2016 at 6:15 pm

      Thank you very much! I don’t mind at all!! It seems like a wonderful page 🙂

  • Reply Sassy 18th June 2016 at 8:01 pm

    Thanks. I will let you know when, on this post. https://www.facebook.com/SassySewingBees

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