You guys you want to know a little secret? I made this dress last year for my nine year wedding anniversary; however, I did not blog about it-simply because I hated it on me. This isn't my first time making this dress, as I made this dress before and reviewed it here. .
You see, I had an event that I needed something a little dressy for an event this past weekend, and knew due to time constraints that I wouldn't have time to make anything new from scratch. So, I pulled out Burda 6829 from the throws of the back of my closet, just to see if anything had changed.
|You guys that's been following me for awhile know I love playing with different hairstyles and looks *hence the long|
|Before chopping the sleeves off..Oh, and my little lady says Hi!|
LOL, do you see the toddler size finger print marks, sigh! I just love
For this iteration, I made the dress exactly the same, but you know that half an inch that I said that I would add if I ever made this again? Well, I added 1" to the side seams, HA! I made this dress in the largest size; this dress does not give you any wish or hope that your exercise regime is gaining momentum,LOL! I'm so glad that I added to waist for this one. It just makes the dress so much more comfortable to wear, ya know?! I also used a black Ponte knit for this dress. I know for myself, it just makes everything stay where it's supposed to :)..
I wanted to mention also that I was a little concerned with taking the sleeves off and not having the seam allowance anymore. I was praying that it didn't cause too much of an issue with the armhole area. I thought that due to time, I would add a knit binding to the sleeve area, nope! It wasn't enough seam allowance, without showing to much skin in this area. So, I had to cut out the facing pieces, boo hoo, and slip-stitch them down, ugh! But, the bright side is that I had leftover black Ponte from the Simplicity pants that I made recently, yes! There's always lemonade to be made, when life throws you lemons, right? Right!
Overall, I am so glad that I made the necessary adjustments to this dress, and now have a new little black dress that now has a purpose in my closet :)! Well, that's all I have for now. I'm going to re-work a McCall's dress, that I put in timeout this weekend,lol.. But, I'll talk more on that later, but I hope everyone has a great week ahead. I can't wait to see all your lovely creations!
As always, be blessed and nothin' less, and continue to stay fearlessly fierce! ~Candice