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Green shantung silk dress

Added Jul 15, 2010

by anajan

Belgrade, Serbia






My own pattern.
I bought this gorgeous silk on discount since it was a leftover. It was around 1.20m long (1.4m wide). I fell in love with its color, and I had to make a dress out of it. I had to squeeze the pattern pieces on the fabric, but I managed it!
I used some thin satin for the lining. I loved the print.
I just loove the dress, but I haven’t had much opportunities to wear it, since it’s too formal for work.

This dress was featured in the Feb/March 2012 issue of the Sew News magazine (last pic)

Material Notes

Shantung silk, Satin




Garment Type
Satin, Silk

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    Dec 29, 2010, 09.07 PMby Testosterone

    A great fabric find, and an even better design!

    That color, fit, and style are fantastic!

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    Jul 22, 2010, 10.50 AMby milkyway

    wowwwwww amazing senorita!!! Dear Anna you spanish is getting better and better, FELICITACIONES, TE VES PRECIOSA!!! EL COLOR ES MAGINIFICO!!!

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    Jul 22, 2010, 07.29 AMby magdamagda

    i love the color and the fit! it’s a must-wear so i hope you will find many opportunities for that!

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    Jul 19, 2010, 01.21 AMby sewingqueen-1

    Please don’t hide this dress in the closet and save it for formal occasions! Everything about it suits you beautifully – the colour, the style and the lines. Maybe wear it with a jacket in a lovely print to make it suitable for less formal occasions.

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    Jul 18, 2010, 11.12 AMby lilioleana

    Beautiful dress, so elegant, and lovely colour and fit! I love it ! You should definitely wear it as often as you feel like it.

    Nemoj se ljutiti, ali fotke bi trebalo da ti budu malo bolje. Stalno ocekujem da vidim tvoje kreacije na naslovnoj strani sajta, i trebalo bi da budu, ali mislim da jedino kvalitet fotki to sprecava. Bilo bi super videti tvoje kreacije na dnevnom svetlu, negde u nekom lepom delu Beograda, npr.?

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      Jul 18, 2010, 01.08 PMby anajan

      Hvala na komentaru i kritici. Obicno se slikam pred odlazak na posao, ili pred izlazak, a tada, kao po pravilu, nemam previse vremena da se uslikam. Pored toga, ne volim previse da se slikam, pa mi ni fotke nisu uvek reprezentativne. Samo-promovisanje nije uvek jednostavno :)

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      Jul 18, 2010, 07.39 PMby lilioleana

      U pravu si, i meni je uvek malo neprijatno kod slikanja.
      Mada mislim da si ti i odlican model, osim sto ti je odeca sjajna :) Malo “samopromovisanja” nije strasno :) Veliki pozdrav.

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    Jul 17, 2010, 12.53 PMby carolyn-s

    This is stunning! You are very clever to draft such a beautiful well fitting design, bravo!

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      Jul 20, 2010, 01.25 PMby anajan

      Thank you!
      For some reason, I can’t reach your profile page on BurdsStyle; I get the “This webpage has a redirect loop” error.

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      Jul 21, 2010, 07.00 AMby carolyn-s

      I am having the same problem with my profile… it’s depressing. I haven’t been able to view my activities or add any of my projects for over a week… :(

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    Jul 17, 2010, 09.43 AMby sabzarap

    I love this dress on you, expecialy the neckline you managed well! The color and the fit of the dress are perfect and make you look so feminin and elegant. Are there pleating details in the front of the neckline, I hardly can sea it? I favourite the dress and maby try my own version of it ;O)

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      Jul 17, 2010, 10.27 AMby anajan

      Thanks! Yes, the neckline has 3 pleats that are topstitched upwards in the center (hm… does this makes any sense?). I was so impatient to show you the dress, that I could not wait to shoot some better photos. I’ll try to post some photos of the details to show you the pleats.

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    Jul 17, 2010, 07.39 AMby yoshimi

    This is a very beautiful dress and I adore your pattern drafting skill! The dress has a perfect fit as well as is very gorgeous on you.
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    Jul 17, 2010, 04.13 AMby mojo elgin

    ooooh! pretty!

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    Jul 17, 2010, 03.24 AMby cantare

    I think I’ve seen Penelope Cruz in a dress like this, you have high-class taste Jodika! It’s such a flattering dress, wonderful pattern.

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      Jul 17, 2010, 10.29 AMby anajan

      Yeah, Penelope often steals my ideas, she’s lucky to have me! :P

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    Jul 16, 2010, 04.57 PMby sewella

    Sve je predivno: i boja, i dizajn a i bozanstveno ti stoji!!

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    Jul 16, 2010, 04.42 PMby jd98

    WOW the colour is beautiful and suits you so well!

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    Jul 16, 2010, 02.50 PMby tamezdc

    You never cease to amaze me with your beautiful creations! I love this dress, the color and the design are both beautiful.

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    Jul 16, 2010, 02.33 PMby ink

    So so beautiful. The colour is stunning of course! And the cut is so beautiful. I love love love this pattern you made. The lines are so feminine and timeless. You have really made such graceful lines. I love how the form wraps around your shoulders and accentuates the bust area (so many sheath dresses flatten the breast area- i think-and why I can’t wear them) and this is exactly how a dynamic sheath dress should be made to look very flattering. A beauty, Ana!

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    Jul 16, 2010, 01.07 PMby miss-g

    Gorgeous dress. I love the colour. I hope you get some opportunities to wear it out.

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    Jul 16, 2010, 12.59 PMby zozowahine

    Wow! You look absolutely stunning! I hope you manage to make a reason to wear it soon. xxx

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    Jul 16, 2010, 12.39 PMby feetyjammies

    Very pretty! I love it!

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    Jul 16, 2010, 11.06 AMby Jodi Wade

    That is a gorgeous colour. I understand the feeling about wearing dressy dresses all the time. Be brave!

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    Jul 16, 2010, 10.16 AMby apfelbluete

    It’s very becoming to you. it fits perfectly to the body! it is a masterpiece! The color is beautiful and makes your skin so fresh. and you can wear it anywhere. Fashion is a question of courage. It requires courage, beautiful things that are not necessarily trendy to wear. people make clothes, not the clothes the people. I would wear the dress as often as you can.

    sorry, should be my bad english :-)

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      Jul 16, 2010, 10.26 AMby anajan

      Thanks Apfelbluete! You’re giving me the same advice as my mom did. She loved the dress and tried persuading me to wear it more often. Maybe I’ll listen to the two of you and do the exact thing! :)

      For some reason, I see only the first out of the 5 photos I uploaded with this project. I don’t know what happened :(…

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      Jul 16, 2010, 11.07 AMby Jodi Wade

      If you click the little pic you can see the rest of the photos

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