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Made by Me -Wear Lemonade – Dita

When I first saw this The Dita, it was instant love at first sight. Wrap dress, bellowing skirt, bat wing sleeves and you can turn it round and wear it (technically) back to front!
I was Sold.


At first I was weary of this make, I have already tackled the issue of boobs and wraps in my previous wrap make. So i decided to trace and add some extra inches to the bust as well as make a toile of the adjustment. The main reason was because i t uses SO much fabric in the first place i did not want to get it wrong on my good final fabric.

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Completed: 25th July

My toile was and ugly, blue material I acquired 6 metres of in some furious Ebay bulk buys. It was only about £2 for THE LOT so it has fast become my go to practice fabric… although what I ended up with is a vintage looking Dita!

So How Did It Sew?

Completed: 23rd August

The main event was a black jersey knit – since dying my hair blonde, then pink I feel I can get away with wearing much more black than i used too…. more black as in all black. without looking like a full goth.

The make is quite simple, it just a bit of a workout with the amount of dress. It wasn’t a fast make, as there were a lot of long hems and seam and belts to me made, but the hard slog is definitely worth the finale result in the end.

There are two things I would change about the make
-The knit fabric: despite being thin and light, in such a volume became quite heavy, this needs to be a very light fabric.
– I would interface or add a fabric rim around the belt hole for extra support.

Overall I adore this dress, and I feel so girly in it.  I find it very flattering on a plus size frame and my boobs feel comfortable and not exposed… plus I can always turn it round for the high neck/low back version.

I have considered making this on a red for the Christmas challenge, I will  have to see what is in my little cheap shop, but red is hard to pull off with pink hair!

Checkout the glamorous ladies over at Wear Lemonade to see how gorgeous they look in it and ALL their amazing creations.

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