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Dots & Roses

Added Aug 28, 2016

by Oksana Starz...

Mykolayv, Ukraine

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Description

The dress made by Simplicity pattern 2442 I found in Diana Moden magazine 2/2012. I chose modification B at once but had some doubts about the draping band. Besides, I couldn’t decide what fabric I’d love to use until saw my niece in dark blue and white polka dots outfit:-) The obvious addition to the dress would be white details but I chose to cross-stitch few motifs of faded roses to embellish it.
The dress has nice fitting and looks very feminine. I do like it:-)
My notes for the sewing are here
All the jewellry was made by myself too.

Material Notes

I used linen stretch. It was a good choice because it keeps the silhouette well and almost doesn’t wrinkle. But the fabric is stiff and thick enough to make the band draping so I omitted it. To tell the true, I would omitted it anyway:-))

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Summer, Spring
For
Women
Style
Classic, Romantic, Vintage
Material
Cotton, Blends, Knits/Jersey, Linen, Polyester, Rayon, Satin

Credits

Simplicity 2442 pattern

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    Sep 13, 2016, 02.46 PMby nrobson

    Love this dress, its retro, feminine, fun, the whole style and dots are cute x

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      Sep 14, 2016, 05.47 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

      Thank you very much, yes I agree with you, it is exactly what I saw in the pattern and am glad I embodied the impression well!

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    Sep 5, 2016, 11.43 PMby liliv-1

    Va va voom was the right frase! Agree 100% with Mary! Pure feminity! P.s. I just looked at your blog and I’ m very curious to see your niece who has greater wardrobe than you! I guess now she’ s jealous of your dress! Do you sew for her? You must be her great inspiration too!

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      Sep 10, 2016, 08.58 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

      Thank you, Liliv, so much:-) As soon as I make a picture of her in that polka dots, I’ll add it either here or in the blog. No, I don’t sew for her, she’s got a granny who buys her so many dresses that she doesn’t need any from me:-) We’ll celebrate my father’s 70 birthday these days, maybe she’ll see me in this outfit, then I’ll tell you her reaction, I am curious myself about that too:-))

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    Sep 2, 2016, 11.31 PMby izbott

    Oh, I really like this dress. The sweetheart neckline is so nice. You look good Oskana!

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    Sep 1, 2016, 09.24 AMby Maria Loupa

    Very beautiful dress Oksana, it’s so elegant and feminine. It has a great fit on you, perfect.

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    Aug 31, 2016, 02.29 PMby chula123

    such a gorgeous dress! what a wonderful shape on you! I love the neckline and the roses add such a sweet touch to it, well done Oksana!!

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      Aug 31, 2016, 08.06 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

      Thank you very much! I tried to make the dress both beautiful and interesting!

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    Aug 30, 2016, 08.18 PMby cchristie

    This is exquisite Oksana. Firstly it’s a good pattern and the dots are so alive. Then topped off with embroidered roses is a really special touch which is adorable.

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      Aug 31, 2016, 08.05 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

      Thank you, I wanted to make something unusual. It is always delightful when one manages to add individuality to an available pattern.

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    Aug 29, 2016, 03.12 PMby kisses

    Very pretty Oksana….like the neckline and it looks fab on you

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      Aug 31, 2016, 08.04 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

      Thank you very much, kisses, for the kind words:-)

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    Aug 29, 2016, 01.07 PMby SurMesure

    Such a beautiful dress! You certainly look gorgeous! I like the red roses appliques, unexpected but perfect!

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      Aug 31, 2016, 08.04 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

      Thank you very much, you caught the idea! The addition of the embroidery to the polka dot played well here!

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    Aug 29, 2016, 11.55 AMby Beccki

    Your so stylish Oksana, this dress looks amazing on you and the roses add that extra wow factor.

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      Aug 31, 2016, 08.02 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

      Thank you very much… it’s so pleasant to hear such nice words!!!

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    Aug 29, 2016, 10.03 AMby Daniela Ivanova

    This is great on you , Oksana ! So good shapes , very elegant and it fits you perfect ! Bravo !

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    Aug 29, 2016, 07.49 AMby Iris Arctica

    Very pretty, the fit is great and I love the embroidered roses!

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      Aug 31, 2016, 07.59 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

      Thank you very much, I am glad I made them indeed:-)

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    Aug 29, 2016, 05.32 AMby Maria Hayek

    Love it! Beautiful dress and beautiful roses and beautiful you in them :)

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      Aug 31, 2016, 07.58 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

      Thank you very much, Maria, for the lovely compliment:-)

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    Aug 28, 2016, 10.49 PMby Tzai

    what a flattering dress Oksana, that desighn is very feminin and it looks great on you. Love the embroidered roses, a perfect addition on the dress!

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      Aug 31, 2016, 07.58 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

      Thank you very much for the wonderful compliment, it is very pleasant:-)

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    Aug 28, 2016, 09.08 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Such a lovely neck – just wonderful my dear!!

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      Aug 31, 2016, 07.56 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

      Thank you, dear Ellen, for the nice words:-)

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    Aug 28, 2016, 05.04 PMby Mary Athey

    The dress is stunning on you oksana.I love the shape and it’s very va va voom!! The cross stitch embroidery is fabulous and your jewellery is gorgeous. You look amazing xx

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      Aug 31, 2016, 07.56 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

      Thank you very much, Mary:-)) Va va voom sounds great, nobody ever told me that, I like it a lot!!!

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