Wednesday, February 5, 2014

A super girly Airelle dress

Size: size 38
Alterations: turned the collar into a Peter Pan shape; omitted the darts, added the skirt panels of the Sureau dress.
Fabric: black cotton poplin form my stash; bow-printed chiffon from Wholeport.

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It's a rainy, gloomy week and I don't feel like blogging, but I've been quite productive lately and I'd hate to have project photos pile up just because I'm lazy.

So here's one of my latest makes, a variation of Deer and Doe's Airelle blouse. I love this pattern to pieces, but my first two attempts (1 and 2) weren't very successful. My main mistake was fabric choice, both were too stiff for this garment. And because I also wear dresses much more than separates, I decided that for my next attempt I would make it into a dress.

I received this fabric as part of the blogger sponsorship program at Wholeport and I thought it would be perfect for a dreamy, super feminine version of Airelle. This chiffon wasn't exactly easy to work with, but it does look incredibly cute.

One of my favorite things of this pattern is how well the collar is drafted, it perfectly lays on the shoulders.
One piece of advice, though: don't skip the facing! I hate facings and I replace them with bias tape every time I can, but in this case, the bias tape will really complicate your life and it will be very difficult to make the neckline look neat on the inside.

And that's it! To be honest, this is not my favorite dress ever, but I do like it nonetheless and it fits quite seamlessy into my wardrobe.
What would you have made with this chiffon?

Taglia: taglia 38
Modifiche: transformato il colletto in Peter Pan; omesso le pince; aggiunto la gonna dell'abito Sureau.
Tessuto: popeline nero dalla mia collezione; chiffon con stampa a fiocchi di Wholeport.

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Che brutto tempo, questa settimana! Piovoso e malinconico, mi ha tolto qualsiasi voglia di scrivere! Ma visto che sono stata piuttosto produttiva ultimamente, mi spiacerebbe lasciare accumulare le foto dei miei ultimi progetti solo perché sono pigra, perciò ecco una delle mie ultime fatiche: una variate della blusa Airelle di Deer and Doe.

Amo moltissimo questo modello, ma i miei primi due tentativi (1 e 2) non sono stati di successo. Per entrambi ho usato della stoffa troppo rigida, che li rendeva scomodi; inoltre, indosso molti più abiti che separati, perciò sapevo che il mio tentativo seguente avrebbe dovuto essere una trasformazione in abito.

Ho ricevuto questa stoffa come parte del programma di sponsorship di Wholeport e ho pensato subito che sarebbe stata perfetta per una versione ariosa e super femminile di Airelle. Questo chiffon non è molto semplice da tagliare e da cucire, ma è veramente carinissimo.

Una delle mie cose preferite di questo modello è il colletto, che cade perfettamente sulla curva del collo.
Un consiglio, però: usate la paramentura! Io odio le paramenture e le sostituisco appena posso con lo sbieco, ma in questo caso vi complichereste la vita e non avreste un interno ben rifinito.

Ed è tutto! A essere sinceri, non è il mio abito preferito di sempre, ma mi piace comunque ed è una buona aggiunta al mio guardaroba.
Voi che cosa avreste fatto con questo chiffon?


  1. Like the dress and the fabric is pretty, think it works well.


  2. I think version three is a winner! :)

  3. This is so, so cute! I love it on you! I never think to use chiffon as I don't generally get a lot of wear out of sheer garments (it's a hassle to find something to wear under them), but this really looks great. I'm loving your sock bun, too- it's so cute!

  4. Really Girly!!! A beatiful version of Airelle

  5. Not your favorite dress? Say what? I'm absolutely in love with that fabric. I'd use it for everything if I had my hands on it!

  6. I like the result :)It's cute and pretty on you:)

  7. I love this - and the piping is perfect. I think I would have made a maxi skirt in the hopes that it might entice some nice weather our way! x

  8. I think this dress is really pretty! I love the idea of turning a blouse pattern into a dress, since I like wearing dresses better too.

  9. Just a suggestion - a row of tiny buttons down the front to the waist might change your mind about the dress. It would break up the front a bit, and go well with the collar. Otherwise, very cute!

  10. This is so cute and feminine! The fabric is really pretty Anna. Just a question: Is it lined or are you wearing a slip?