Sunday, September 20, 2015

Martini dress number four

After last time's dress sewing theme adventure, that fortunately ended well but on which I I feared for the dress' future, I longed for an satisfying quick sew. I took my treasured Martini pattern and sewed a fourth dress from it. Here you can find number one and two and three.


Although I used my already cut pieces (on which I did a full breast adjustment), I did change up the thing again. This time I cut the back as one piece. This was a bit of a challenge because the pattern pieces are very curvy. The end result understates why I love working with knits. Knits are forgiving (to some extend), I surely didn't succeed in puzzling all those curves together for the full hundred percent but it was good enough. I pieced the back together because this way the print is not distorted. On the front, due to my breasts the princess seams are great, but although I am curvy at the back as well, I think the added plus there is much less.


Another thing I changed is the bottom of the dress. The Martini curves inwards, but this time I drew a small flare outwards from the waist down. I drew a much lower neckline than I did last time, a few of you correctly pointed out that showing some more skin there would be better.




The fabric is from Stoffenelf and has a great drape. Stoffenelf has a quickly changing stock, and this fabric is already out of stock. Check out the current stock (many digital jersey's), you will surely find some nice alternatives. I cut this dress the night this fabric (and many more) arrived in my home. There isn't much that is more satisfying than sewing a dress that immediately fits great from fabric you just bought.


I love to hear what you think of my creations. Feel free to leave a comment in the language you prefer (although Google translate might have to assist me if you choose something different than English, German, Dutch or Hungarian).    

15 comments:

  1. Zo mooi, die stof. Een ideaal kleed om het nieuwe seizoen in te stappen.

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    1. En mezelf kennende kan hij prima het seizoen erna ook nog aan ;)

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  2. Erg leuk. De hals is nog steeds heel netjes :-) mooi stofje. Staat je goed

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    1. Nog verre van gewaagd inderdaad, ik ga gewoon elke keer een stukje lager..

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  3. Weer een geslaagd jurkje! Mooie stof ook!

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    1. Heerlijke stof, er moest gewoon direct iets van genaaid worden.

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    1. De stijl is een soort als een schilderij, het duurde even maar ik ben nu helemaal mee met de bloementrend, geheid is hij al weer over volgende maand.

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  5. Ziet er perfect uit! Leuke stof ook trouwens!

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