Blue & White Parasol Dress

Added Jun 25, 2011

by embaby

Singapore, Singa...

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Description

The little isle I call home is one degree north of the equator. We do not experience the four seasons. Instead, what we have are 365 days of summer with an average of 179 days of cool rainy days. While all the dresses I have made are essentially good for the weather here, I wanted a dress that spell summer fun for me. I ended up choosing a blue and white print which reminded me of a beach parasol and used a 1950s mail order pattern to sew it up. More info on my blog. http://sewconvert.wordpress.com/2011/06/03/mmj-days-2-to-3-and-the-blue-and-white-parasol-dress/

Material Notes

3.2 metres cotton fabric, 5 orange button and an invisible zipper

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Summer
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Beach, Casual, Vintage
Material
Cotton

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    Dec 22, 2011, 12.49 PMby bernieandi

    This dress is just gorgeous. I have been following your blog and sew weekly posts for quite some time. I always look forward to seeing what you make next :)!

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    Jul 3, 2011, 08.05 PMby loulourosa

    It is a lovely dress, so ready for summer on the seaside!

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    Jul 3, 2011, 03.05 PMby claudiacc

    work it chica! the way you worked the stripes is perfection.

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    Jul 3, 2011, 05.15 AMby cantare

    This is one of those perfect summer dresses! Colorado gets over 300 days of sunshine during the year but don’t we ever experience the four seasons! I like it, but wouldn’t mind living in a place of constant warm weather :)

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    Jul 2, 2011, 07.47 AMby Sara Moskovitz

    What a gorgeous dress! And I agree, your stripe-matching is exquisite, so lovely!

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    Jul 1, 2011, 03.09 PMby asf

    This is the way to use stripes! awesome.

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    Jul 1, 2011, 02.44 PMby FabricUiPhoneApp

    Yes, the stripes look fabulous…btw, after experiencing four seasons for a number of decades I wouldn’t mind taking a break in your little piece of heaven. 365 days of summer? Delicious.

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    Jun 29, 2011, 06.16 AMby Alison Stout

    i love the way the stripes fit together! so clever!

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    Jun 27, 2011, 11.30 PMby loyl8

    love it…..the pics are perfect too. great fabric + great background= absolute perfection. you always do an amazing job

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      Jun 28, 2011, 05.41 AMby embaby

      Thank you so much:)

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    Jun 27, 2011, 12.34 PMby oonaballoona

    YUMMMMMMM. i just love how you used these stripes!

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      Jun 27, 2011, 12.55 PMby embaby

      Thank you sweet Oona!

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    Jun 26, 2011, 09.17 AMby mokosha

    amazing dress.. and lovely colors too

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      Jun 27, 2011, 12.55 PMby embaby

      Thank you so much :)

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    Jun 25, 2011, 11.10 PMby boppygreen

    Excellent stripe work; vary flattering. Beautiful dress!

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      Jun 27, 2011, 12.56 PMby embaby

      Thank you boppygreen

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    Jun 25, 2011, 10.17 PMby bjr99

    Fabulous dress! It looks so pretty and the colors are so brilliant.

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      Jun 27, 2011, 12.56 PMby embaby

      Thank you for the sweet comment

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    Jun 25, 2011, 09.46 PMby BeYou TiFul

    I LOVE THIS!! It looks so nice and fresh. Very pretty.

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      Jun 27, 2011, 12.56 PMby embaby

      Thank you so much!

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    Jun 25, 2011, 08.09 PMby cuada

    Love this- the different directions of the stripes are so flattering:)

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      Jun 27, 2011, 12.57 PMby embaby

      Thanks Cuada:)

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    Jun 25, 2011, 06.52 PMby refutabletruth

    beautiful!

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      Jun 27, 2011, 12.57 PMby embaby

      Thank you!

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    Jun 25, 2011, 06.43 AMby melongrowergirl

    Nice! I’m always afraid of stripes, but yours turned out very good looking! :-)

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      Jun 27, 2011, 12.58 PMby embaby

      Thank you! Don’t be afraid of stripes, they are really fun to work with. I hope you give them a try:)

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    Jun 25, 2011, 06.41 AMby susanne2011

    I was at Singapore airport a two days ago and yes it rained, a lot!

    Your dress is supercute!

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      Jun 27, 2011, 12.58 PMby embaby

      Thank you! It rain again today LOL

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    Jun 25, 2011, 03.04 AMby freakusbzzz

    so lovely and bright.

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      Jun 27, 2011, 12.58 PMby embaby

      Thank you!

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    Jun 25, 2011, 03.00 AMby Sally Kramer

    I am positively in love with your dress. So lovely and bold. I’ve been contemplating a striped dress for about a year now and have yet to find the right fabric. I hope mine turns out half so well as yours has.

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      Jun 27, 2011, 12.59 PMby embaby

      Thank you so much for the sweet comment. I hope you find your dream fabric soon. I totally understand how seeking out the right fabric takes time. Good luck with that:)

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    Jun 25, 2011, 01.03 AMby zimbarus

    I love your dress! beautiful stripes and the colours are so bright

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      Jun 27, 2011, 01.00 PMby embaby

      Thank you so much!

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