On Friday, I promised to finally show you the dress I wore on my Birthday. It wasn’t as festive as the taffeta skirt I planned to wear, but still lovely. The dress was really comfy on the warm day, and made me feel pretty. I made my Birthday dress based on our upcoming pattern called The Pretty Basic Party Dress. It’s a jersey dress with a lace yoke. The dress is cute and comfy, and a very nice choice for summer’s casual parties.
I made my Birthday dress with black viscose jersey and a bit of really light elastic lace. The combo looks cute, falls beautifully, and is super-comfortable to wear.
My Birthday Dress has a lace yoke and lace sleeves. The lace is very light, and as I was sewing it, I thought it might not be the best choice for this. Viscose jersey is heavy, and most of the hem’s weight rests on the yoke. I was afraid the lace might tear at a very inopportune moment, and spent five whole minutes coming up with a solution to lighten the lace’s load. I fixed the issue by adding straps. I’d just ordered removable bra straps on eBay, and found them a bit too wide. For dresses, though, they’re perfect. I took a pair of straps, and attached them to the dress beneath the lace. The solution is makes the dress feel more reliable, which is super-nice!
I didn’t want a complicated collar for the dress, and decided to go with a basic O-neckline. I bound the neckline with a strip of jersey to give it a more casual feel.
I was running a bit low on fabric. I still wanted cuffs, so I needed to improvise a bit. Instead of cutting both layers of the cuff on jersey, I used left-over lace. This little detail gives the dress a polished feel, and makes it feel extra-special.
I made the dress on impulse. Sewing it took less than two hours, and I’m super-happy with the result. The dress really is cute and comfy, and takes accessories really well. I trust you’ll be seeing more of it in future posts!
As said, this is a mod of our soon-to-come pattern. The Pretty Basic Party Dress will be this week’s VIP-offer, so be sure to join our mailing list to catch the discount code!
Until next time.