A wiggle dress and some serious wardrobe malfunction

wiggle dress Burda 7/2013 #122A by thisblogisnotforyou.com

Hi everyone! Phew, what a weekend! I not only attended the London Sewing Blogger Meet-Up on Saturday and met a few dozen lovely seamstresses, but now I’m also officially done with my master’s after handing in my last essay yesterday. (Yep I went fabric swapping instead of working on my last assignment ever and it was awesome! If you want to read about the Meet Up, lovely Claire who organised everything wrote about it on her blog!)
And by the way, I did not forget to choose some blogs for the Liebster Award nomination, I was just too busy being a student and a seamstress at the same time šŸ™‚

I know, stop talking and get down to business!

I finished dress #12 of my 27 Dresses Challenge! A green halter dress which reminds me a lot of the Marilyn wiggle dresses and believe me, this dress is so tight – there’s a lot of wiggling!

wiggle dress Burda 7/2013 #122A by thisblogisnotforyou.com

I used the #122A pattern of the Burdastyle magazine July issue.

Besides all the wiggling, there’s some serious risk of wardrobe malfunction with this dress. I was stupid enough to ignore the Burda instructions (like always…) and chose a stretchy, but obviously not stretchy enough fabric for making this dress.

Now it’s not only super super tight, but I’m afraid I’ll never wear this dress outside our flat. Why? Look at this!

wiggle dress Burda 7/2013 #122A by thisblogisnotforyou.com

It doesn’t look too bad in the picture, but in reality my boobies look like stringed ham on Christmas.

wiggle dress Burda 7/2013 #122A by thisblogisnotforyou.com

There are also some other things that went wrong which you (lucky me) can’t see in these super blurry pictures (sorry, broken lightbulb and both me and Mr.Thisblogisnotforyou were too lazy to get a new one.)

The fabric of the bodice part of this dress is basically the wrong way up. Yes! Stupid! Why?

I decided to cut out the fabric while watching a movie (distraction) in the living room (broken lightbulb). On the first look the fabric looks the same from both sides. If you look closer (which I obviously didn’t) you see that the fabric on the right side is slightly shinier than on the left.

Where is Tim Gunn when you need him? A “This concerns me enormously” would have helped. Thanks, Tim.

wiggle dress Burda 7/2013 #122A by thisblogisnotforyou.com

I’ll better not tell you that I sewed on the skirt wrong side up the first time, ending up with the raw edges on the outside. No, I better won’t.

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13 thoughts on “A wiggle dress and some serious wardrobe malfunction

  1. Bah ha ha! Tim Gunn is my “sewing conscience”- I hear his voice in my head when I’m doing something wrong! The dress looks lovely on you….I will believe you that the broken light bulb helps though. Just know that you look better in your wrong side out wiggle dress than most of us look on our best day:) and I’ve never been able to use a magazine pattern. Even if I mess up I feel okay as long as I learn something, and the design is lovely my friend!

  2. This is the dress you were telling me about! You look amazing in it and I am sure nobody else will notice that the bodice fabric is left side out (I for sure don’t). You might still be able to wear the dress on a party? Or together with a bolero that you close over the bust? And well done having finished the masters!

  3. I hate when the outcome isn’t satisfactory! I’m sorry it happened to you. But your shoes are SUPER fab! Also, congrats on the masters!!!!

  4. The dress looks amazing on you! I’m sorry for the flaws, but in the pictures they’re not visible. Could you still wear it on the beach or so? You look so good in it, it would really be a shame if you couldn’t wear it šŸ™

      1. Thanks, Elise! I’m not done with the challenge yet – this was only #12. But I have sooo many projects waiting on my sewing table that it shouldn’t takt that long anymore. And I’m definitely getting an overlocker then! x

    1. There is one and he loves everything I make,well, that’s at least what he says šŸ˜‰ Thanks Hannah!

  5. As with the other commentators, I think the dress looks great in the pics. Maybe you could wear a shrug or jacket with it, to hide the inside out bits? Great post! Glad I’m not the only one sewing inside out. Woops! šŸ˜‰

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