CBR frocktails !! Badgley Mischka dress

I made a new dress! For Canberra’s inaugural frocktails!

Simon tells me it is possible to wear a dress more than once, but where’s the fun in that (just kidding). I also wanted to test a pattern for a MOB dress (mother-of-the-bride!!).Barbara Jane made Badgely Mishka dress

wpid-wp-1435475025475.jpegI was pretty happy with my last Badgely Mischka dress so I thought I’d try another from this American design duo, Mark Badgley and James Mischka.


Barbarajanemade  Badgley Mischka dress Photos at Hotel Hotel, Monster Kitchen by Kirsty.

This is Vogue 1374 described as a close-fitting, lined, pullover dress has bias neck binding, shoulder yokes, back pleated drape with weighted tab, back extending into fish tail hemline.

I found the drape a little fiddly, but once done, the rest of the dress was easy. Just 2 darts no zips or buttons.wpid-wp-1435474954175.jpeg

The fabric is a poly velvet burn-out from Tessuti with a stretch lining from Addicted to Fabric.

Thanks #cbrsewingcrew organisers, Kirsty, Michelle, Amanda, Siobhan, Myra and Jen, for a fabulous night.

See also the gorgeous dresses made and worn by Kirsty, Michelle, Jillian and Amanda.




23 thoughts on “CBR frocktails !! Badgley Mischka dress

  1. Pingback: The wallpaper dress – Vogue 8997 – what not to do | Barbara Jane made

    • thank you. Yes my plan for the mob dress is the same dress but sleeveless, becaue it will be summer by then. I have a lace in mind, pinks and oranges, looks better than it sounds!


  2. In a word, stunning! ‘Course, I’m not one for one word comments, LOL. Your dress is ever so elegant, and the fit is amazing! Beautiful.

    I have a pattern I’m about to sew up…it’s very casual, but has an interesting back view….I hope I’m not being impudent, but I’m wondering about suitable undergarments to wear with a low backed dress.


    • Thank you Sue. Arrh the undergarments! The local bras and things shop sold something they called a cheater, a strechy strap with bra hooks and eyes that you attach to your normal bra, wrap it round the front of you and viola a sort of backless bra. It did ride up a bit, so i attached it with a safety pin to the back of the knickers, that solved that problem, sort of created another (as you can imagine) possibly too much information at this point ☺ . With less of a plunging back it might not be an issue or a sturdier dress it could have been attached to the dress. Anyway it did work, no wardrobe malfunctions that I was aware of anyway. It was such a fun night, with lots of bubbles.


    • Thanks so much Anelise. It’s mid winter here and I also wore my finally! finished Ralph Rucci coat, that I was pretty happy with. Luckily though, for a backless dress, once inside, the venue was toasty.


  3. This is such a stunning frock, Barbara! And that fabric was delicious 😀 So lovely to hang out last night!! Can’t wait for 2016!!


  4. Barbara this was the most magnificent dress. Yes, magnificent. The fabric was an absolute find and very touchable! And best of all you looked like a total babe. So great spending such a lovely night with you! Bring on 2016!


love to hear from you.................

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s