Candy Sea

Added Feb 6, 2014

by Brahdelt

Warsaw, Poland

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Description

Here’s the first 1950’s kimono sleeve, full circle skirt dress made from cotton lawn (the predecessor of the Catcher in the Snow made of wool).
The pattern printed on fabric is called seigaiha (青海波), which means ‘sea weaves’ (on the ancient Chinese maps it was a way to graphically mark the seas). Additionally there are ducks here and the colours are cheerful and bright, a perfect fabric for a sunny Summer day (they will come eventually, yes?…). The kimono sleeves are the most comfortable shape I’ve ever sewn and the full circle skirt was much easier to make than I expected. The front has press-studs and the small black buttons are just for decoration.
More details on my blog.

Material Notes

cotton

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Classic, Romantic, Vintage
Material
Cotton

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    Feb 9, 2014, 08.08 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

    Some smart people think about summer and it’s great and teasing:-) Nice fabric and a nice match for the dress’ pattern.

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      Feb 11, 2014, 02.21 PMby Brahdelt

      Thank you! I could only think about Spring and Summer all Winter, I didn’t feel like sewing wool dresses at all! :-)

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    Feb 9, 2014, 01.03 AMby akaufmann

    That looks wonderful and great choice of fabric!

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      Feb 9, 2014, 01.41 PMby Brahdelt

      Thank you! I spotted it by accident while furniture shopping in IKEA. :-)

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    Feb 7, 2014, 02.53 AMby nadia r

    Totally love it!

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      Feb 9, 2014, 01.41 PMby Brahdelt

      Thank you, me too!

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    Feb 6, 2014, 10.29 PMby kihli

    Great dress and it looks fabulous on you!

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      Feb 9, 2014, 01.41 PMby Brahdelt

      Thank you! :-}

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    Feb 6, 2014, 03.19 PMby tigger0580

    lovely dress, looks very comfy, it suits you well. I love the color of the fabric.

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      Feb 9, 2014, 01.41 PMby Brahdelt

      Thank you! The colour is very energetic.

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    Feb 6, 2014, 01.13 PMby elletjebee

    Love the shape of this dress and you look so good in it!

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      Feb 9, 2014, 01.42 PMby Brahdelt

      Thank you very much!

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    Feb 6, 2014, 01.03 PMby liliv-1

    The fabric is very nice and the dress lovely with these black details!

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      Feb 9, 2014, 01.42 PMby Brahdelt

      Thank you! I imagines it would look good.

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    Feb 6, 2014, 12.59 PMby kisses

    Lovely dress and you look great. Love the backdrop in your photos

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      Feb 9, 2014, 01.43 PMby Brahdelt

      Thank you! I wish it was already green and warm.

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    Feb 6, 2014, 12.56 PMby Mary Athey

    Gorgeous dress, the fabrics so lovely and the photos show it of perfectly, good blog as well x

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      Feb 9, 2014, 01.43 PMby Brahdelt

      Thank you very much! :-)

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    Feb 6, 2014, 11.53 AMby tessi

    You look fabulous in this stunning dress!

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      Feb 9, 2014, 01.43 PMby Brahdelt

      Thank you so much! :-)

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