Saturday, November 13, 2010

Dress KnipMode 2010-10 / 103 finished

Finally my dress is finished. I have mixed feelings about it to be honest. There are good things and there are bad things. Or sort of bad. First some pictures:

 This is the linedrawing:

 First what I like:
- The construction.
- I love the fact that i't's a wrap-dress.
- I like the placement of the pleats.

What I don't like:
- The fabric. Now you will probably think: "..then why did you buy it?...". That's a fair question and I don't really have the answer. I liked it when I bought it but once it was a dress I could think only one thing: GRANNY'S DRESS. I think it's the fact that there's quite some brown in the print. I bought it actually for the purple but now it looks like the brown colour is the dominant one. Well, nothing I can change about that but it's a serious issue for me.
- The fact that the collar in the back is strangely constructed. They make you pleat the collar in the back and then fold over the cut-on facing. Only, the facing is way too narrow. It doesn't cover up the inside of the collar at all. I folded it so that at least in the middle I could attach the facing to the seam where the collar is attached to the back. But that way I'm forcing the collar in a way that it's not supposed to and that shows, at least on the inside. Luckily it doesn't really show on the outside but it's just looking strange on the inside. I can't figure out what I did wrong so I guess it's a fault in the pattern. Can happen.

If I would make this dress again than I would lower the waist only 2 cm and not my usually 4 cm.  (And fix that collarproblem of course!).

More pictures:

                 The draping at the neck              

Mid-centre backseam of the collar

I think I can save this dress with the right accessories. The kind Granny wouldn't wear.
Some darkbrown velvet high-heeled boots would be great. Mmm....time to go shopping then.
That's it for now. I'm far from productive, sewing-wise. I hope things will take a turn for the better soon.
At least now I can go planning for my next project. I have various options and will let you know soon what I decided.
For now, have a very nice weekend everyone!


Digs said...

The dress is very pretty, and very cool pleating. It would look excellent (and less grannyish) with a (purple? gold? bronze?) leather belt with a buckle that says "attitude!" instead of the self tie, too. Show us how you style it when you do :)

Anonymous said...

I don't think there is anything bad to this. I simply adore the neckline style.

Gail said...

Brown boots would be good. I was thinking purple suede booties, tights and a matching belt.

Anonymous said...

Honestly I think that your dress looks even better than on magazine' photo. The pleats and the collar are beautiful. You can add a bright necklace or a pair of bracelets- it would help, but I like it as it.

Eugenia said...

I think the dress is gorgeous and, personally, I love the fabric - I think the colours are beautiful. I really like the neckline pleats and drape.

Maria said...

Love the dress! I have been trying to figure out if it is possible to back order previous issues of Knip mode. Unfortunately my dutch isn't that good... Do you know if it is possible, and where do I place an order? Thanks!!

lakaribane said...

Ok, I'm posting again for here for Maria (accidently put it on the following post, oups!)

Try this website for past issue:

In fact, they have Jan 11 already!