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Hourglass dress

Looking for a flattering knit dress? The Hourglass dress from Made by Runi is just that. The hourglass shape in the dress accentuates your curves and gives the look of a slim waist.202007.Aukje.Leufkens.Hourglassdress.adult_01.jpg


The hourglass dress is quite a quick sew I would say. Although it took me almost 4 hours because I wanted to make sure that it would not end up too tight around my hips. I added a bit more seam allowance (seam allowance isn’t included in the patterns from Made by Runi anyways) to the dress pattern pieces, but it took me a couple of hours and many fittings to get it to the way I wanted. I don’t like making a muslin and added too much seam allowance. It was totally my fault and not the pattern. Now I am really happy with the fit. It fits perfectly and still fits loose enough around my hips, the way I like it. Lesson learned!

Purple isn’t a colour I often wear, although I did make a purple top before. I started out with the flower fabric in the middle. For the hourglass to come out and accentuate the slimming curves I feel it works better with dark the side panels. You want the attention on the middle pattern piece of the dress, not the side panels. And this purple fabric was the perfect combination with the flower fabric and being dark to not attrack much attention.
The hourglass dress is the pattern of the week, so it is automatically discounted for a week until July 12th. Not only the women’s hourglass but also the mini hourglass dress for girls is discounted this week, so you can do some twinning!
Fabric: Ecoline orchids from Megan Blue bought at de Stoffenstraat
Sizing: 34-58 (US 4-28), there is also a girl’s mini hourglass dress (80-164)
Options: fitted skirt or a flared skirt, used the hourglass colour block or one piece front/back, shoulder detail
Difficulty: 3 out of 7 stars
# Fabric this week: 0 in – 2 out (Total fabric in 2020: bought 41 new fabric – used 72 fabric – 28 scrap piece – 5 gifted fabric) – in total 41 in 105 out
# Patterns in 2020: 3 in – 7 out

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