Sunday, April 13, 2008

Party frock!



It was my birthday last Thursday and last night we had a bit of a party. So a girl needs a party frock...

I used Burda 1/2007 106. I put a lot of fitting skills to making this dress which I will post about separately.








Cheryl (DS) and me in the frock!

The dress cost me less than $20! The main fabric was a remnant purchase of 95cm X 138cm wide rayon/poly/nylon from Cleggs in Melbourne called Star Shimmer Fern. The county of origin was India. Don't you love the dockets that give all that info? And it cost all of $4.75!!I lined with some remnant green lining I had left over in the stash from another project. I also beaded the zip and neckline with glass seed beads from Spotlight.



I was inspired to try a hand picked zip after seeing Laura's version.

I was also inspired by Summerset's beading and had a go at beading around the neckline following Summerset's instructions on Jan 02 2008 (sorry I can't seem to get a link to work to go directly there).


Blogger is misbehaving and won't play fair (I can't upload anymore photos), so I will finish off now, but you can see more in my album or over at Patternreview.

35 comments:

Sigrid said...

Congratulations on your birthday! Gorgeous dress for a party. Love the embellishment detail, just an extra touch to this dress. Good fitting result too.

Alexandra said...

Happy belated birthday! Your dress is gorgeous! I love the beading detail.

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Tany said...

Happy B Day!!!

You did a beautiful job with the dress (I made this dress last year too, out of a pinstriped fabric and I love its simple lines!)!

Love the beading details, both on the edges and zipper!! Well done!

a little sewing on the side said...

Happy Birthday dear Vicki, Happy Birthday to You.....

Your dress is exquisitely fitted and the photos were fun to browse through.

Impeccable execution & beautiful details.

I love your taste!

cidell said...

I've always admired this dress in BWOF. It looks marvelous on you. Happy Birthday too!

AllisonC said...

Hey happy birthday! You and your dress look fabulous and I love the beading detail. Hope you had a great time at the party, sure looks like it!!

Summerset said...

First, Happy Birthday! Second, gorgeous dress! I can see that all the time spent fittng has paid off. The dress fits very well. The beading is beautiful, glad you were able to use the instructions.

Els said...

Happy Birthday Vicky.
Lovely dress.

kbenco said...

Your dress looks a million dollars. The beading elevates it from a beautifully fitted dress to a fabulous star of the party item. I hope you had a great birthday. Karen

Lori said...

Happy Birthday and beautiful dress. The beading is such a nice touch.

Vicki W said...

The dress is beautiful and the fit is PERFECT! I love the addition of the beading too - very elegant.

It looks like you had a wonderful birthday!

Shannon said...

Ooo girl, you look HOT!! Happy Birthday to you!

toya said...

oh yes,, very very cute!

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

Vicki Happy Birthday! You look wonderful in your dress. All your fitting efforts have paid off. The dress fits you perfectly, and the added touches make it just that much more gorgeous. Well done!

Bonnie D. said...

The dress turned out gorgeous! The bead accents are lovely.

And guess what, I have that same martini glass. Hee hee! Glad you had such a nice birthday.

designdreamer said...

Happy Birthday fellow Aires -- mine was last week too. Love the dress, you've obviously learned something from all your fitting woes! I too am in the process of trying to fit a sheath, and have been inspired by Summerset's beading - I really want to add them somewhere also. I was thinking about a strap seam with beads similar to your zipper, but can't find beads in the right color. Love the color of your dress too!

Debbie Cook said...

Happy Birthday Vicki! Belated now with my tardiness and our time differences! I hope you're still celebrating. Lovely dress, great, great fit!

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

What a wonderful birthday dress! I love all of the additional touches you added to it. This blogging is sure upping everyone's sewing game and I love how you applied the knowledge to your pretty dress!

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Oh, and I forgot to wish you a very happy belated birthday!!!!

loopylulu said...

Beautiful fit and Happy Birthday!

Birgitte said...

I LOVE your dress, so sophisticated and the fit is superb. Can't wait to read more about it. Your hairstyle is so hip too, the whole package is ab fab!!

And a HUGE Happy Birthday- 25 I believe- looks like you had a blast.
HTH,
Birgitte

Anonymous said...

Lovely dress - really like all the beading etc.
Looks really great on you too.
Half a century - just remember you will always be younger than me!
Skye

Gwen said...

Happy Birthday Vicki! And what a gorgeous dress! Perfect fit and I love the beading around the neck! It is just exquisite! :)
Wishing you many, many more happy birthdays and beautiful dresses!

paco peralta said...

Vicki .- happiness in the day of your birthday. Here in spain say it for many years and in our lives. For you so desire. Clothing is precious and you look divine. A hug and see you soon. Paco

Lindsay T said...

Yes, happy birthday and you and your dress look great!

Lashell said...

Happy belated birthday!!!! The dress is gorgeous

Londyn said...

How fabulous! Happy birthday!!!

Nancy W. said...

Love it! This dress is very flattering on you and you look like you're having a great time in the pix. Love this hairstyle on you too!

Marji said...

Happy Birthday Vicki. You look Smashing in that dress.
The details and the fit on the dress are superb. Have a wonderful year - and did I hear somewhere that this is a decade b'day?

LauraLo said...

Belated wishes of happy birthday, Vicki! The dress is gorgeous and you look so beautiful in it! The way you pair the beaded zipper with the beaded finishing of the neckline.. perfection!

marty said...

Vickie, that is such a stunning dress. You did a great job on the beading and you really shine. Great job in honing your skills to become a fantastic dressmaker.

marty said...

PS: Happy Belated Birthday!!!
In your photos, you are indeed the birthday girl with a new look. Many happy returns.

christina said...

Sorry I am late... Happy Birthday! Your dress is divine! And the hand-picked beaded zipper is just perfect. Your effort was worth it, you look great in this dress.

Connie B said...

Wonderful dress! And hmmm..I think 50 must be the new 20! YOU look terrific!