Acton dress


There comes a time when you´re confronted with your limits, sewing wise, and you just have to accept the outcome is the best you could do at that time. I was part of the testing group for the Acton dress back in February (or was it March?) and, similarly to the Rushcutter, the pattern just blew me away.

I don´t feel like I made it justice; I envisioned it in this beautiful silk from Maçãs d´Amor and a pair of more professional hands was definitely a requisite to handle it properly. The pattern has an inverted V shape at the front, princess seams, understitching, an invisible zipper and bodice lining, you know, all of the good stuff we want, with a great picture tutorial and instructions to go with it. Now imagine all of these steps in a flowy, slippery, perfect 100% silk that completely lost its shape right after cutting and there was no basting or staystitching to save it. My pieces got tottaly out of control so I finished the best I could.

I did the view B with the loose A line skirt but I used view A´s high back instead, and I also lenghtened the skirt (can´t really remember how much, in fact I think I just lenghtened it so I could use my whole fabric). The artistic photos, or at least an attempt to get artistic, came out blurry, which you should be grateful for, it just means you won´t burn your eyes with my mismatched seams, ha!

You should definitely take a look at Emily´s In the Folds, there´s much more information there (and wonderful tutorials too!). As for me, lesson learned, silk is for the Gods, but I´ll still be patiently waiting for next Summer and a light breeze so I can twirl around some more.

5 comentários

  1. Andreia, estas fotos e este texto não batem certo ;) Está lindo!! Justiça mais que feita ao molde... Acho que as imperfeições de que falas não são visíveis a olho nu... será do blur? ;)

  2. Hi! The dress looks lovely on you! I find silk too slippery to be fun, too but you really shouldn't worry - only you will know its faults. What a great I wish it came in a printed pattern.

  3. This Dress is absolutely beautiful. I found this fabric online which is lovely as well. I believe it will be perfect for this type of

  4. I think you're being overly harsh on yourself. That dress is stunning and I'd happily part with hard earned cash if I saw it hanging on a rack. Any slight misalignments will be lost in the fabric pattern, so I'd say wear it at every opportunity. It's stunning!