Top 50 Blogs
for Fashion Sewers

Subscribe to our FREE email newsletter and get the Top 50 Best Bloggers for Sewing Enthusiasts.

Havana Summer

Added Jun 3, 2009

by evette

Los Angeles, Cal...






Summer dress made without a pattern. This was an experiment to see if I could do it. Had a little issue with the bust so it’s far from perfect. Was feeling a little like Cuba so I named it Havana Summer :P

Material Notes

Cotton, two metal buttond for the back closure , and gold-ish cord for the straps.




10 Comments Sign in to add a post

  • 011109_012-2_large

    Jun 26, 2009, 11.34 PMby evette

    Thanks Jubi, not sure if I could do a how to… the bust gave me a few problems. I’ll have to try to perfect it.

  • Missing

    Jun 23, 2009, 05.31 PMby jubi

    I love this… would u b able to do a How To???

  • 011109_012-2_large

    Jun 6, 2009, 11.01 PMby evette

    Thanks everyone! Claireissewing – you know, I only bought that fabric because it was $1 a yard. I probably would have passed it up also. Thanks mountainhoney, I always wanted to be a model but alas I am too short and too fat :)

  • Tatusfabhair_large

    Jun 5, 2009, 06.51 PMby tatuswelle


  • 4343a36d4466c6f353525bdc97ba571be3128723_large

    Jun 4, 2009, 05.07 PMby thecuriouskiwi

    I love the gathering at the bust, it’s so flattering, well done. I never do anything without at least a partial pattern so well done, maybe I should just give it a try someday! Great fabric too, definitely very “Summer”! :)

  • 0ce8d2b327c6c56060b906eb25692bd89d765a13_large

    Jun 4, 2009, 12.37 PMby hajnika

    beautiful summer dress! I love it!

  • 797987483d917aac75da73e62675a03365d6d768_large

    Jun 4, 2009, 06.49 AMby mountainhoney

    Wow! Looks good. Nice job with the modeling and the photos also.

  • 91a200ec69176811923fe7753468d8d358673235_large

    Jun 4, 2009, 01.40 AMby claireissewing

    I love the fabric, I would never have picked that up in the shop but I’m definitely on the lookout for something similar!

  • 7c30f6418f01dc532834a62c338538b3e026cd7a_large

    Jun 4, 2009, 12.15 AMby lybu

    I love it. Great work

  • Berg_march_2011_442__large

    Jun 3, 2009, 11.59 PMby fabricaddict

    Wow it’s great! and that’s amazing you made it without a pattern

    • This is a question
  1. Sign in to add a post

Add to Favorites 3 people added it