I really don’t know what I was thinking when I decided to enter BurdaStyle’s pattern challenge and downloaded their cascade dress pattern. Not only did I think I would have time to sew the dress, but I also planned to embroider its top crossover edge!
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Fortunately, I was able to bypass sleep and finish sewing the dress just before the deadline. However I was unable to finish the embroidery. At this point, I’m not sure if I will add its embroidery.(I think I will save it for a dress I know I’ll wear more often.)
This isn’t my favorite dress pattern.There’s too many details going on for my taste and the I don’t like the ruffle on the shoulder. (I had one sister laugh and call the ruffle a croissant, while another sister called it a perogi.) If I wasn’t entering the BurdaStyle.com pattern challenge, I would’ve eliminated the ruffle, (with no hesitation).
Despite the ruffle, I love how beautiful the cascade skirt drapes and moves. I also think the silk wool crossover looks especially slimming!
I recently received this really special Christmas gift from my aunt. It’s a necklace with a photo of my babcha (grandmother)on one side and photo of my dido (grandfather) on the other side.
The top bodice is lined with ivory silk charmeuse.
Originally the skirt was lined with ivory silk charmeuse, but I ultimately eliminated it.
The two silk layers didn’t drape nicely together and it created more bulk at the hip. (This was a headache considering I had to seam rip everything apart and then hand-stitch the skirt edges again!!)
The dress is made with champagne silk wool and champagne silk charmeuse.
The silk wool was used for the top bodice crossover and the back of the dress.
I used Burdastyle’s #157 05/2011 Designer Cascade Dress pattern.
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