The Cascade Champagne Silk Wool and Silk Charmeuse Dress

Silk Wool charmeuse champagne long dress crossover cascade gown

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.)

Silk Wool charmeuse champagne long dress crossover cascade gown

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!

Silk Wool charmeuse champagne long dress crossover cascade gown
My aunt/godmother made me this necklace 😉

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.

Burdastyle 157 05 2011 silk wool 25 champagne 2 long dress crossover

The top bodice is lined with ivory silk charmeuse.

Burdastyle 157 05 2011 silk wool charmeuse champagne long dress crossover cascade gown

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!!)

 

Burdastyle 157 05 2011 silk wool 13 champagne 2 long dress crossover

Silk Wool charmeuse champagne long dress crossover cascade gown
The entire edge and hem of the skirt is hand-stitched.

Burdastyle 157 05 2011 silk wool charmeuse champagne long dress crossover cascade gown

Burdastyle 157 05 2011 silk wool 11 champagne 2 long dress crossover

Burdastyle 157 05 2011 silk wool 5 champagne 2 long dress crossover
Notice the ruffle on my left shoulder.

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.

Burdastyle 157 05 2011 silk wool charmeuse champagne long dress crossover cascade gown
Side zipper
Burdastyle 157 05 2011 silk wool 14 champagne 2 long dress crossover
Work in Progress

Silk Wool charmeuse champagne long dress crossover cascade gown

Burdastyle 157 05 2011 silk wool charmeuse champagne long dress crossover cascade gown

Silk Wool charmeuse champagne long dress crossover cascade gown

Perogi Cascade Champagne Silk Wool & Silk Charmeuse Dress 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.! 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.) I don’t particularly like this dress. There are too many details going on. And I really don’t like the ruffle on the shoulder. Perhaps I’m boring, but I feel like I’m a mermaid with a seashell on my shoulder. (I had one sister laugh and call it a croissant, while another sister called it a perogi.) If it weren’t a Burdastyle pattern challenge, I probably would have eliminated the ruffle, (with no hesitation). 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 too, but I ultimately eliminated it. The two silk layers did not fall 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!!)

I used Burdastyle’s #157 05/2011 Designer Cascade Dress pattern.

Burdastyle 157 05 2011 silk wool 4 champagne 2 long dress crossover

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  1. Reply

    Amazing! I don’t know how you handle such a slinky fabric, but it did work out great (that hem is perfect!)

    1. Reply

      Thanks Catdaesit! 🙂

  2. Reply

    it looks great, could be a wedding gown xx

    1. Reply

      Thanks Nadia!

  3. Reply

    You are brilliant, sheer brilliant.
    Love & Shine ON from NYC
    J

    1. Reply

      Thanks Jillian!

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