Heart Cut-Out Dress

This is a pretty recent project, I made this in February. It was the my first time using a pattern (this one from burdastyle.com), and I changed a few things:

  • made it smaller (from a size 36 to a 34)
  • lowered the neckline
  • changed the zipper from the side to the back
  • changed the style of the skirt (pleated instead of gathered)
  • added an underskirt
  • added a heart-shaped cut.out at the back closure
  • added a waist stay (using this great tutorial from sewaholic.net)

I like the fit and the underskirt, but I think i should have chosen a nicer fabric (I used a kind of boring grey cotton, thought it would be good to test the pattern). It wrinkles really easily (as you can see in the pictures), and it's quite stiff, which ends up making the skirt shorter than I intended it to be. Maybe I'll use this pattern again in the future and use nice fabric :) (sorry for the bad quality photos, there wasn't that much light and my camera has been being annoing...)