Tuesday, December 3, 2013

the Nicola dress



Here it is my Nicola dress finished at last ;)
As it is cold and wintry here in Japan, I wore it with my boots and wider belt today. My camera is grumpy at this moment but I hope you're having a great week!

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pattern: Nicola dress from Victory Patterns

adjustments and alterations I made:
- I have chosen my size according to my bust measurement and had my usual narrower shoulder adjustment (pinched by 1cm at each shoulder point). Sizes seemed very true to the measurements.
- I have made the V neck opening slightly wider at the shoulder and about 1cm shallower at center front.
- I added extra 5cm in width to the front left skirt(the one under the other front skirt) for a larger overlap of front skirts.
- I made the wrap front into a mock-wrap by closing the front dress. I sewed the front bodices and skirts to close them at the waistline, and applied a long invisible zipper at the left side of the dress.

fabric: cotton/silk(80/20), lawn, thin, flowery prints on light blue color. Soft and light.
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Sorry for these blur photos, my camera must have been having her "bad hair day"(poor thing).
Happy sewing!

Love,
yoshimi

20 comments:

  1. That's so pretty! I've been wanting to sew this dress for a wedding I'm going to in a while, it's great to see someone else make it up! Does the skirt stay closed well or doesn it flap open now and then, or when you sit down?

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    1. Thank you! I think my skirts have stayed fairly closed with any action, however, I'd imagine they could be rising in some unfortunate cases (wearing tights that would easily catch and stick to the lining etc). I'd suggest an extra care for choosing smooth linings for the skirt, so that they can be in place all the time.

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  2. Beautiful dress! I love how you styled it with the boots!

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  3. This is gorgeous! I love it...and it looks super cute paired with your boots!

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  4. very pretty, I really like those sleeves which are nice but are not often seen on pattern styles.

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  5. Oh, how beautiful, Yoshimi! Everything comes together perfectly -- the lovely fabric, very feminine lines of this pattern, and your great fitting job!

    Cindy C.

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  6. Gorgeous! The sleeves are a great detail.

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  7. Lovely dress. Gorgeous fabric.

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  8. That is a very pretty dress. I love the delicate colours on you! I also like the idea precautions you took with the stitching down to preserve your modesty - they are completely invisible so you did a great job!

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  9. What a lovely dress!I I love those sleeves! Good choice of fabric too!

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  10. Ooooh, this is absolutely gorgeous!! I love the fabric you chose and I've always liked this pattern as well. Hope you get lots of wear out of it!

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  11. Thank you SO much for sharing your Nicola - my dear hubby adores yours as well & has just bought me the pattern for Christmas, so we hope I can do a passable rendition ;)

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  12. I love the fabric print you've chosen Yoshimi. The design is just as delicate too.
    It's great.

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  13. Love it. It's a really sweet style and the colour pallette really suits you. Thanks, also, for adding the detailed list of modifications you made.

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  14. Gorgeous dress, love the print in the fabric it is so pretty.

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  15. This is just exquisite. So beautifully fitted and sewn.

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  16. I absolutely love this dress! It suits you perfectly (it looks effortless!) & the fabric you chose is just perfect. I'm glad it won't be sitting idle in the closet during the colder months- love your winter styling :)

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  17. Lovely dress! I'm inspired and have just downloaded the pattern.

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