Easter Dress B-Trendy B1659

Making clothes for my daughter has become a group effort these days. In the past, it was a one-way thing, where I decided everything. Now Kiko has an opinion on everything and we figure out what works and what doesn't. She had a lot o say in regards say in to this particular dress - especially the length (longer the better!) I tried to convince her that knee length would be easier to ride a bike and whatnot, but she wanted a floor length dress. She said that she wanted a princess and pointed out that none of her dresses are floor length. So, she won.  The pattern is from a magazine called B-Trendy by Made by Oranges. You can see how modern the dress looks in the magazine as opposed to what I made. With a white apron, she could easily blend in with the girls from Little House on the Prairie. It is a paper pattern and you have to choose the appropriate size to trace. There are so many lines and it's a bit hard to see so I used a highlighter to mark the lines, put the tracing paper on top of the pattern paper and traced it. The instructions are in five languages - English,Dutch, French, Spanish and Netherlands. The instructions are similar to BurdaStyle's. Very minimal. You have to know sewing basics to figure out so it is not recommended for beginners. The one I used, B1659 is a cute basic pattern. Round neckline, long sleeves, baby doll style skirt. I can see a lot of possibility with this pattern. I can make it sleeveless with satin and tulle for formal occasions and add side seam pockets and make in printed jersey for daily wear. Pattern: B Trendy #7 B1659 Dress (25% discount with a code vivat for all products in their online shop valid till 4/1/2017) Size: 128 (8-9 year old). In retrospect, I should have picked size 116, which is for 6-7 year old.  Of course, the creation process won't end until we have a proper photoshoot session! She found the flower crown I used for a shoot in the past and put it on herself... 娘に最近作ったドレスです。 型紙はB Trendy #7 B1659 Dress (クーポンコードvivatで25%オフになります)。 説明書きは5か国語です。英語、スペイン語、フランス語、オランダ語、ネザーランド語です。 かなり省略された説明書きなので、洋裁基礎できる人じゃないと難しいかも。 でも、入ってる型紙数は多いし、子供の普段着用に色々作るには、お得な雑誌だと思います♪ ポリエステルミックスのギンガムチェックで作ったら、大草原の小さな家に登場しそうなキャラに。。。笑 Find me elsewhere:

Floral Embroidery Dress

floral-embroider-dress-by-vivat-veritas-blogThis is my first completed project of 2017! Embroidery dress. I started on this in late November and it took me (according to my work hour log) about 70 hours. I went through two seasons of the BBC show, Poldark while stitching this together.

I made this dress for a customer and she will use it some kind of performance. She plays some kind of musical instrument. The inspiration comes from this Lilly Brown embroidery dress. I was intimidated at first by the number of embroidery pieces that would be required to complete the dress, but I decided to give it a try.

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The dress is made of satin and chiffon. Since it would be difficult to embroider directly on chiffon without causing the fabric to pucker, I embroidered the flowers on satin, cut around the embroidery and applique on chiffon. It might have been possible to embroider directly on chiffon if I use the embroidery machine, but I did not have an access to it this time nor the time to play around with it. Has anyone have experience with embroidery sewing machine? embroidery-flower-pieces{Flower pieces embroidered on satin, before being attached to chiffon}back-of-the-embroidery{Making sure the back is as pretty as possible}boning-wedding-dress{Boned lining before being attached to the dress. I use white washi tapes to cover the ends of the bones, tip I learned in Tatiana Kozorovitsky's class.}embroidery-dress-vivat-veritas{Dress in works before the lining is attached.}elasticized-back-panel{Elasticized panel on the right}

The dress has boning in the bodice and padded at bust area. The back has an elasticized panel with invisible zipper inside the lace-up panel so a bit of adjustment is allowed. The customer is smaller than my dress form but because of the elastic back and lace up, the dress still fit the dress form. hem-adjustmentI waited to hem the chiffon skirt until the very end. I knew with the weight of the embroidery, some parts will be weighted down. I put the dress form on chair and mark the new hem line with erasable marker. Then I cut the chiffon hem and finished it with rolled hem. Overall, it was a great experience making this dress. 2017年初めて仕上げたドレスはこちらの刺繍ドレス。 リリーブラウンの5周年ドレスに似たものを作って欲しい、と頼まれて製作しました。 刺繍はすべて手縫い。一針一針、時間をかけて縫い上げました。 そのままシフォンに刺繍をしてしまうとツレてしまうので、サテンを土台にし、刺繍したものをアップリケしていきました。 製作時間約70時間! 大変だったけれど、お客様へを羽ばたいていくドレスを見るのは嬉しいです。 chie sig2Find me elsewhere:

Fitting and Completed Dress | Making of Junel’s Wedding Dress

tulle-lace-wedding-dress-vivat-veritas-3 tulle-lace-wedding-dress-vivat-veritas-2 tulle-lace-wedding-dress-vivat-veritas-1 tulle-lace-wedding-dress-back-viewAbove pictures from Junel Nothing satisfies the maker's soul more than seeing a customer rocking a handmade dress! Junel had a wedding in Singapore in October. junel-lace-knee-length-wedding-dress-detailsHere are some pictures of the completed dress. It's made out of ivory color tulle lace I bought off of etsy (it's hard to find good lace in Japan) with satin underlay with lining supported with boning and bra cups. It is pretty structured so she did not have to wear a bra. There are two things I adore about this dress - 1. V-line back cut with scalloped lace 2. pockets! I've seen some wedding dresses with pockets on Pinterest and was convinced that it was the coolest thing to have. Not only it works well for posing for pictures but also it is good for a bride to have for practical reasons. You can hide lipstick for a touch-up or if you were me, a few Reese's peanut butter cups. It happened to me - In my case, I was too busy smiling for photos and chatting with people so I completely missed my wedding meal. So many reasons to have pockets for a bride.ivory-lace-wedding-dress junel-dress-pocketSome pictures for the fitting - I am always nerve wracked before fitting sessions, worrying about whether it fits well or not. But I try to remind myself that I can always fix it if the fit is not right! Check out my previous post for the fabrics and inspiration for this dress. fitting-time-at-vivat-veritas-atelier1 fitting-time-at-vivat-veritas-atelier2 completed-dress日本在住で海外挙式をされたお客様。 前回のブログ記事に引き続き、今回はフィッティングの際のお写真と完成写真をお披露目します。 ドレスが出来上がり、最終フィッティングの日になると、作り手の私はどきどきそわそわしてしまいます。 出来ることは全てやったけど、気に入ってもらえるかな?とか サイズ合わなかったらどうしよう?とか。 でも、ご希望に添えないことがあったら、まだ時間あるし!直せるし!と心を落ち着けて挑みます笑 だからぴったりサイズが合い、お気に召していただけた時の喜びは格別です。 「お客様の声」のコーナーで、花嫁様の感想もご覧になってみてください(英語のみ)。 このようなショート丈のカジュアルドレスは本縫い後のフィッティングのみでお作りします。 通常の仮縫いフィッティングを行うロング丈ドレスよりお手頃価格でお作りできます(50,000円~) 通常のフルオーダーメイドウェディングドレスの価格表はこちら。 過去にお作りしたドレスはこちらからご覧いただけます。 ♥ 東京木場のアトリエVivat Veritas | 完全オーダーメイド | 花嫁様おひとりおひとりに合わせてお作りします! ♥ ドレスのリメイクも賜ります。 ♥ お問い合わせはこちらchie sig2Find me elsewhere: