DP Studio Le003 - Knit Asymmetric DressThursday, April 20, 2017
Want to know a secret? I'm not wearing any knickers... no this isn't the start of something seedy and weird, just the sewing story of the tightest and sexiest dress I've ever owned - featuring zero VPL. Here's my first DP Studio make, the Le003 Knit Asymmetric Dress:
|Giving serious goth girl stares in the DP Studio Le003|
- 0.5cm side seams for a bit of extra room through the hip, which was surprisingly narrow (my hip measurement actually fell into the size 40, which would definitely have been too small)! Sonja also found the hips ran quite small in her DP make so maybe something to watch out for.
- 1.5cm arm hole seams - the shoulders were just a bit too wide, hence the adjustment after the first try on.
- Re-cutting the neck band with an extra 1" added to the width - although the neckband would look better flush to my neck in it's original size, there was absolutely NO WAY I was getting it over my head.
Despite some crazy looking pattern pieces, the dress was a breeze to put together and I managed most of the construction in an evening. It felt a bit like making a jigsaw using random fabric shapes.
|Mid-questioning the camera angles. Thanks Chris for taking pictures.|
|Milk bottle legs are out to distract from weird ruching in the back|
The fit - with the slight adjustments - has turned out pretty well, but the style of the dress is definitely a bit tighter than I'd normally go. When I first tried it on, I wasn't sure whether I felt incredibly sexy, or the immediate need to go for a run. I'm definitely getting more used to it with wear, but still having to forgo the knickers, as it's not the most forgiving of fabric/fit combos - I've never had a desire to own 'shapewear' until now... It probably looks better under dimmer lighting, which is a weird thing to say about a dress that I actually really like, but it's obviously quite dressed up and just more suited to evening-lighting that won't highlight my lumps and bumps.
|The 'can you see what I ate for dinner last night?!' pose|
|DP Studio website|
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