Phew, after a whole day of sewing and unpicking (but mostly unpicking) dress #6 of my 27 Dresses Challenge is done!
I have to admit, I’m proud of this one. This one was quite a challenge for many reasons. I drafted the bodice pattern using intructions from the Burdastyle Sewing Vintage Modern book. I’ve never sewn something so fitted and I’ve never used polyester boning before. But it turned out good and it fits perfectly.
Except for the bodice, I made all the other patterns myself.
I bought the fabric over a year ago and it had to wait in a box patiently since I didn’t really know what to do with it. I used part of the butterfly chiffon for my petticoat. The brown fabric was a mispurchase, really. I ordered it online and when it arrived it was not what I had expected. Its texture is almost like the flysheet of a tent, but feels a bit like velour. Its mainly viscose and wrinkles very easily. That’s why I thought it would work best with a very fitted pattern. With this dress there’s seriously no room for wrinkles.
This one was taken before I knew that I would get a bit of sunshine on a rainy London day. I just really like how the light falls through the fabric:
Hopefully I can wear it soon. The weather has been surprisingly good in the last few weeks. Hope I can have some ice cream in that dress without busting the bodice part 😀
Unfortunately, I did not have enough time (and nerves ahhh the unpicking!!) to take pictures for a tutorial on this dress. I’ve done a tutorial on asymmetrical hem dresses before, you can find it here.
If you have any questions feel free to ask!
16 thoughts on “Bustier Minidress with Asymmetrical Overskirt – Hello Summer!”
It’s gorgeous! I love your overlapping sheer fabric, & the trim you used on the underskirt. I also love the shoes! I did a boned corset once..it wasn’t easy for me I admit. Very nice work my friend!
Aww, thanks Amy 🙂 Hehe, the shoes – I didn’t know I had matching ones and was surprised when I found these in the shoe rack. After such a long winter I’ve totally lost track of my summer wardrobe 😉
So pretty! 🙂 Do you know what shoes those are? I love the way they look, hopefully they’re still available and comfortable too??
thanks! 🙂 I bought the shoes at Deichmann in Germany a few years ago. There are a few Deichmann stores in London (Westfield) but I doubt they still have them. I’m sure though that they have similar ones. And yes, they’re comfy 🙂
Beautiful dress! I love the sheer patterned fabric, and the bodice top fits perfectly. Wish I had those sewing skills! Lovely dress for warmer weather….
This dress is amazing! I love that you drafted it yourself and tried boning for the first time! Way to go!!
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SO cute! I love the trendy hi-low hem and the butterfly print, amazing work!
Love the sheer fabric! So pretty! I love the 27 dresses challenge- cant wait for to see the next one. xxx
Beautiful dress Charlie and you look amazing in it!
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Wow! This is gorgeous! Great job. I love it! 🙂
Beautifully done…very original. Lynaea @ EveryDayBloom.com
Lovely skirt. What a neat idea!