Tuesday, March 25, 2014

I Found the Pattern, Now for the Fabric

A number of you have been encouraging me to go for it with the Dragonscale Dress.  So, to get a realistic idea of how hard it might be, I started scouting around for a pattern for that criss cross bodice design.  This morning I found this dress pattern in Burda's latest download collection.

Tweaking the skirt? Easy enough.  Manipulating the sleeves? Slightly harder but I pretty sure I can figure something out.  I probably want to give the neckline that slight curve as well.  The pattern is also sized for stretch knits, but that's never bothered me before  :o)

Now if any of you know of a dress pattern that's even closer that this, do please let me know.  I haven't bought this one yet because I always try to avoid acting too impulsively.

As for fabric?  I'm thinking silk dupioni.  Blue is not really my color but maybe this gold will work.  Not sure.  I'll have to think about it for a while...


  1. What a pretty dress - both pictures! I have no help to offer, just wanted to say how lovely this style is....:)

  2. I think you'll nail this outfit!

  3. Thank you for the encouragement, ladies! This project may take a while since I have a million other things I'm supposed to be doing as well, but I'll keep you posted on the progress.