Saturday, July 2, 2011

June challenge dress 4 - The Alice dress

Two days late, but I made it! And I'm really satisfied with my last dress.
As I've already told you, I had a change of plan with the patterns I chose.
I used pattern 104 from Burda 02/2011, but since it was a little plain for me, I added a huge bow on the front. It might not be for everyone, but I'm a sucker for bows!
The fit was spot on this time, although I made the panels for the skirt smaller than required by the Burda instructions, because it didn't want too much volume. Actually, I didn't follow the instructions at all, since they were a bit ridiculous (for example, they make you sew just one pocket to the skirt!).

The fabric I used is a baby blue linen I had in my stash and I love both the color (which reminds me a lot of Alice in Wonderland) and the slightly crinckled texture. I lined the dress with a flowery material that I find very sweet (my mom and I were given a whole bolt of it as a gift).

These are also my first photos with my new SLR camera and I've already fallen in love with it, though we still need to get properly acquainted.
Oh, and if you're wandering why I'm wearing a cardigan on July 2nd, it' because it's 17°C today. :(

So... the challenge is finished, what's next? Stay tuned!


  1. Julia from GermanyJuly 2, 2011 at 7:46 PM

    Lovely Dress! I like bows, too and the color looks very fresh and summery especially with the yellow cardi (don't worry about it being 17 degrees. We have 13 degrees and rain right now ;)) What a summer...

  2. Anna... ma è bellissimo! Mi piace da impazzire. E davvero mi ricorda tantissimo Alice ;) complimenti, di cuore!

  3. P.s. ho appena visto anche gli altri tre abitini... mi piacciono tuttissimi! ;)

  4. congrats the dress is very cute

  5. Complimenti per il vestito e le foto. I colori sono molto belli

  6. Its lovely! and looks very sweet with the cardigan. I look forward to watching your adventures unfold with your new camera!

  7. Congrats on having accomplished your challenge! :) This one definitely reminds me on Alice in Wonderland + it fits you perfectly.
    P.S.: I can totally relate to your weather talk! It has been really freaking cold for summer these days in Germany, too! :(

  8. the dslr cameras are fab I got mine a few months back and I'm still excited by it :)
    I love the bow on your dress it's gorgeous!! the dress is a lovely colour and style.
    I don't really follow pattern instructions much I just read through them and do my own thing it can work out better that way!

  9. @Julia from Germany
    Thank you! The sun is back today, so I managed to give my doggy a little bath :)
    Thanks for your comment!

    Ma grazie, che carina! :)

    @nette Thank you!

    Thanks! I'm starting to desregard instructions as well, but just because I'm starting to gain some confidence in my construction skills. Colette patterns helped me A LOT!

  10. the dress is so cute! love the bow, and the lining in polka dot fabric!
    btw, SLR is awesome! hope you get to play with it:)

  11. that looks truly like an alice in wonderland! great sewing..

  12. The dress is fabulous! I'm a sucker for bows too. Well done for making the challenge!

  13. really lovely! The bow at the front gives it character. Very nice. love the colour too!

  14. Elle est absolument ravissante!
    Tout comme tes chausures, d'ailleurs...

  15. Just saw this over at Burda Style. I LOVE the neckline! And the bow is so sweet, but not too sweet:) Love those shoes, too!

  16. @mathilde
    Merci, ma chère! Ma mère dit que je suis malade de chaussures, et je crains qu'elle a raison :)
    @Daughter Fish
    Thank you so much! I adore those shoes although they're of those that always gets weird looks from people.

  17. I love your dress! It is perfect! I love the bow. It adds just a little extra spark! Thanks for sharing!

  18. I found your blog through the photo on Burdastyle web site. I am looking to make a vintage looking dress and this caught my eye. I can't wait to make one!

  19. @Sascha
    Thanks! I'm really glad I was able to inspire you :D

  20. I came to your blog from burdastyle. Your dress is fantastic! I love the colour, goes so well with that cardigan and those shoes!
    Man those shoes are awesome, can I ask where you got them?

  21. @Just_Fee
    Thanks for your comment! :)
    My shoes are from a French store called Pimkie, from this winter's collection. Hope it helps!

  22. I was just browsing through your site when I saw this lovely dress and I had to say something! Gorgeous! And the lining too! Please , please tell me what camera you are using and is that a special photoshop action. I love your pictures!

  23. @Sew Country Chick
    Thank you so much!
    I'm using a Canon 1000d (with which I'm still struggling, since I use a tripod and the autofocus is not great) and I edit my photos with Toycamera Analogcolor (it's an App for Mac). I hope it helps! :)

  24. gorgeous! love the bow - it really makes the dress xXx