About feeling beautiful



This is the dress, the dress of my dreams. Not less than that! I feel beautiful, strong and kind of dramatic while wearing it. Something probably just a handmade silk dress can do.


Hours of sewing, went into it and made it even more precious, than the luxury fabrics ever could. All inseams are finished with french seams, all the hems are finished by hand with a rollseam or an invisible stitch. Hours.


Even if the Trina Pattern probably isn`t a pattern you`ll sew in an evening. It`s really down to the fabrics you choose. The silk organza I used for the back bodice and the sleeves is super flimsy and soft, i had to staystitch every seam. Even from just lifting it from the cutting table some pieces where off about 5cm. Still, so worth the effort. Speaking about the sleeves, i shortened the kimono sleeves to a flutter sleeve. So easy to do. You`ll need much less fabric. I used 0.5m of the Silk organza and 1.5m of the grey Silk. The string is a leftover from my wedding dress.


I`m totally into that pattern. Kristiann of Victory Patterns is a genius! I was so lucky to get the change to test for her. I highly recommend her patterns! I also made the Hannah Dress and will blog about that one soon. And there will be a more casual Trina in the future for sure.

There is nothing more to say about that dress! It`s perfect, in my eyes.


Pattern: Trina Pattern from Victory Patterns

Fabric: Silk organza bought locally. Grey silk is from Paris

Location: Dolceacqua IT


14 thoughts on “About feeling beautiful

  1. Hello! I just discovered your blog through Instagram.

    This is such a beautiful version of the Trina dress! I like the way you’ve used the sheer fabric on the sleeves and the back. Looking forward to seeing your version of Hannah 🙂

    • Hello, so nice you`re here! Thanks a lot for your kind words! The Trina is perfect to use a sheer fabric, so you can show some back and shoulders without feeling naked 😉

  2. Was für ein wunderschönes Kleid! Diese Stoffe hätte ich auf dem Ballen niemals wahrgenommen. Dabei sehen sie gut aus. TOLL! LG, Nina

    • hallo nina, schön das dir das kleid gefällt! das geht mir auch häufig so… wenn ich sachen sehe die mich inspirieren. dann denke ich… oh das sieht toll aus, hätt ich mir nie ausgesucht aber passt perfekt.

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