2 Euro dress

Added Apr 26, 2011

by loulourosa

Brugge, Belgium

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Description

This fabric is a genuine secondhand store find! It is an African wax, I had two metre for only two euro!!!!
I knew this was perfect for a real summerdress.

The pattern is from burda magazine, It was a size 42 and I enlarged it to a size 46. I also made the straps wider so I can wear my dress with a bra. I think it’s a lovely pattern, and I allready bought fabric to make this dress a second time. Maybe I wil make the cups of the bodice larger, as no I’m showing to much flesh,…

I aded pink piping between the seams of the bodice, to calm the print of the dress a little bit down.

This dress reminds me off the dresses the Belgian women made who lived in Congo in the fifties, they used the African fabrics, and European patterns to make beautifull clothes. (thats probably the only good thing the Belgians did in that country,…)

I wear my dress a lot, my husband says it’s my most beautifull dress!

Material Notes

African wax (cotton), an invisible zipper, a leftover of cotton, piping, guttermann yarn.

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Summer
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Vintage
Material
Cotton

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    Jan 27, 2013, 12.54 PMby Noalarm Fakeplastic

    fits perfectly… very nice fabric design I really share your choice of model and cloth

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      Feb 20, 2013, 07.31 AMby loulourosa

      Thank you, you’re so sweet.

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    Nov 16, 2011, 09.29 AMby libbysharf

    The dress is beautiful! I love your fabric choices

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      Nov 18, 2011, 09.27 AMby loulourosa

      Thank you, for your nice comment!

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    May 20, 2011, 12.31 PMby paperbutterflycrafts

    wow what a bargain! beautiful dress perfect for summer and it looks so beautifully made as well x

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      May 20, 2011, 04.00 PMby loulourosa

      Thank you :-)

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    Apr 26, 2011, 05.53 PMby lizah

    This is so cute, I love the shape!

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      Apr 26, 2011, 06.27 PMby loulourosa

      Thank you so much

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    Apr 26, 2011, 12.19 PMby Aliiume

    I love the dress! you have great sewing skills! i hope to be at that level soon!!! :) The fabric is too cute!

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      Apr 26, 2011, 02.36 PMby loulourosa

      Thank you! This dress is not that difficult to make, some courage, and a lot of patients will get you very far!

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    Apr 26, 2011, 11.31 AMby loves2sew555

    I love the fabric! very very pretty! Simply gorgeous

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    Apr 26, 2011, 11.31 AMby Debby H

    Love the print and you have done an excellent job. The interface fabric is lovely too.

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      Apr 26, 2011, 02.37 PMby loulourosa

      Thank you for your nice comment!

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    Apr 26, 2011, 10.51 AMby weblara

    what’s a luky!! very cute.

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    Apr 26, 2011, 10.02 AMby Priscilla Folley

    It is seriously cute!

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