Tuesday, April 26, 2016

A dress - Lekala 4437

Lekala 4437
I think a dress is the most feminine garment there is out there. And I love dresses. But mostly to look at them or on someone else. Pants are so much more comfortable and easy to wear for me. So I tried to sew things I would wear and I think it's been over a year now since I've sewed a dress. And probably more time would have passed if Lekala didn't had a gift for me. They have a weekly photo contest - here and my 1st black & white tee from their pattern managed to get 3rd place and won me a free pattern coupon. So I wanted to go wild with it and got a dress. - Lekala 4437
I loved the shape of the dress and they have a wonderful project on their site with the dress color blocked that I really loved but I didn't have the courage to try it in "dress fabric" so I slim it down a bit and went with jersey - same as my cardigan. No blocking for the 1st try. I also added some real sleeves.I love my new dress and I should definitely try it again. What a great pattern and I am so happy I got it.

Lekala 4437
My hem is not exactly "straight". I probably messed up something. I will try to fix that next time.

12 comments:

  1. Your dress caught my eye in the Pattern Review.com. What a beautiful dress! It's perfect fit! It looks great on you.

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    1. Thank you! I feel like I cheated a bit with the fit since I switched to jersey!

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  2. Such a pretty dress! I love dresses, but only wear them to church in the winter because I'm always cold.

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    1. Thank you! We should wear more dresses!

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  3. It looks lovely on you, so nicely fitted, but not too tight.

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    1. Thank you! It is a comfortable fabric to wear too!

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  4. Not cheating at all!
    What a beautiful dress.

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  5. Foarte frumos modelul, esti pe stilul meu. Si dificil, destule cusaturi. Dar si materialul e interesant. Si super mamica, ce mai!

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  6. So pretty! I'll get this pattern, too. Where did you get the sleeves? Did you draft it yourself, or is it in the Lekala site? Thanks!

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    1. I can'r remember what sleeves I used I think it was from another knit top and just placed the sleeve cap this pattern provided to make sure the top of the curve is the same and then used the width from the other pattern.

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