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BurdaStyle Magazine: 02-2008-103 (Tippi Hedren dress) thumbsup - Type:Dresses    printable version
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zazzie said...
I would suggest: - do it again in a colour that you enjoy wearing. It looks great from the front. It's very flattering. I want to sew it too, as soon as I find THE perfect knit for this style. I love the drape at the front. - Use a fabric a tad thicker, or not sheer, anyway, unless you want to line the dress with another knit. But, the fabric still needs to have a lot of drape. Otherwise, the dront would look awful. - I think that most (if not all) of your back wrinkles would disappear if it was looser across the back. Before you sew the second dress, why don't you use this one as a muslin ? Try to let out a centimetre each side (above your waist) and see what happens with wrinkles. - As for VPL ... oh dear. Two options: you go back in time to be 8 year-old again, ;-) or you buy other type of underwear. Seriously: if the fabric has a bit more substence, the lines will be less obvious. But, I personally cannot wear just any type of underwear under jersey or knit dresses. C'est la vie !
8/25/09 7:17 PM
Markie1 said...
I think this is a great dress for you! i agree that in another color you might not feel like you had to be brave to wear it. I don't actually see any VPL, I will take your word for it, but have you ever heard of the brand of undergarments called Spanx? I love them! Especially for knits when you want a smooth line. But I agree with zazzie--take the knowledge you have already and make this in a color you love. I think it is very flattering too.
8/25/09 8:53 PM
yummymummy38 said...
I am not a fitting expert, but you could do as zazzie suggests, or make the darts a little less wide. I have made this dress and initially did not like it until the fit was adjusted. I have a thick waist and I find my dress looks better when the twist is a little lower, more on the hips, rather than centred over the waist. You can see if you like this by unpicking the twisty bit and pinning it lower. What makes this dress flattering IMHO is how the side bit of the drape forms a line, in the section between bust and waist. I like to wear bike shorts under my clingy jersey dresses, the cheat's version of magic knickers. I love this dress, it's not difficult to sew, yet is flattering and very comfy, I slept in mine (grey cotton lycra) on a plane recently and walked all over Milan in it. HTH.
9/2/09 9:55 AM
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