Here Comes The Sun..

Added Apr 26, 2014

by lejditea

Beograd, Serbia

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♫ ♪ Here Comes The Sun

You cannot imagine my surprise when in a remnant box I found this sunset print cotton.. My first question was “Who on Earth could make a fabric with sunset print?”, second was “What is meant to be made with it?”.. The fabric was too crazy to pass, and I dug up two pieces so I could use them for something.. And that something was a dress.. For a year I wanted to try pattern #111 from Burda 03/2013 .. I had a fabric for it, and I was smart enough to make a test for the bodice.. The fit was far from good.. The bodice has an open back so the front needs to be perfect.. Here, bust darts were missing for that perfect fit.. Without them you can worry all the time about side boob.. Lazy as I am, I did tons of other sewing projects until I stumbled upon sunset print cotton.. The idea was immediately in my head.. I’ll place the pink cloud on the front bodice piece, and the part with water on the skirt.. In the end for bodice I combined two patterns – for the front piece #108 from Burda 03/2011 (It has bust and waist darts – perfect fit), and for the back pieces #111 from Burda 03/2013 (the back cut was perfect, and I didn’t want to change it).. Also, I changed the skirt, instead of gathered, I used the pleated one from dress #107 from Burda 11/2007 .. While sewing the dress I couldn’t stop thinking about unicorns, Care Bears , cotton candy and all that sweet girly stuff that in normal circumstances never comes on my mind.. It was a bit creepy..

When I put all my associations aside, I’m in love with this dress.. It’s funny how as time goes by, both Snave and I are changing our love for some colors.. Snave was always against wearing black, and I, as a true goth gal, couldn’t imagine myself in pink! And here we are, Snave in black polka dot dress, and I in pink cloud dress.. When we went for a photo-shoot, we were looking for a cotton candy, finally to have some props.. We couldn’t find any.. Probably because of Easter holidays.. It was fun trying to conquer Belgrade fortress and find a perfect place with a view of sunset at the confluence of Sava and Danube rivers..

Difficulty

Intermediate

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For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Material
Cotton

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    Jul 6, 2014, 07.28 PMby Ashleyhaar

    This is my favorite version of this dress! I’m so sad that I can’t find the pattern you used for the skirt to buy!

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      Jul 7, 2014, 03.55 PMby lejditea

      you can always use some other pattern for pleated skirt, or self draft your own.. it’s not complicated :)
      thank you :)

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    May 16, 2014, 11.28 AMby Ellen Hatteland

    This is just a Fabulous dress Tea!! and the fabric is so wonderful! – and you look beautiful ♥

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      May 16, 2014, 12.07 PMby lejditea

      thank you so much Ellen :)

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    May 3, 2014, 06.25 AMby nadia r

    lovely, dreamy fabric

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      May 3, 2014, 08.08 AMby lejditea

      thanks :)

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    Apr 30, 2014, 04.48 PMby MandieW

    What a perfect project for this fabric! Absolutely lovely.

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      Apr 30, 2014, 07.58 PMby lejditea

      thank you :) I’m glad you like it :)

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    Apr 29, 2014, 11.29 AMby pambox

    That is an amazing fabric. It makes a relatively simple-cut dress into something stunning. Well done.

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      Apr 29, 2014, 06.23 PMby lejditea

      thank you :) I love finding fun fabrics and making simple things with them :) remnant boxes are always full of surprises ;)

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    Apr 27, 2014, 06.01 PMby Inga 888

    Your dress is beautiful, what a great find that fabric :)

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      Apr 27, 2014, 09.02 PMby lejditea

      thank you :)

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    Apr 27, 2014, 08.07 AMby LiverpoolFi

    Absolutely stunning!

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      Apr 27, 2014, 11.53 AMby lejditea

      thanks :)

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    Apr 27, 2014, 01.52 AMby izbott

    This is very trendy. It’s a lovely print. You look good.

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      Apr 27, 2014, 11.53 AMby lejditea

      thank you very much :)

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    Apr 26, 2014, 09.08 PMby cchristie

    What a great result. Worth waiting to get the right fabric and project to fall into place. Serendipity!

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      Apr 27, 2014, 11.52 AMby lejditea

      thank you :) surprises from the remnant boxes are the best :) most of the crazy prints fabrics I found there :)

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    Apr 26, 2014, 08.47 PMby sallybrown

    Lovely print !! I like the back too.

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      Apr 27, 2014, 11.49 AMby lejditea

      thank you :)

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    Apr 26, 2014, 07.42 PMby liliv-1

    The colors are dreamy, the placement of this romantic print is just right and the combination of three wonderful patterns is successful…what’s not to adore?

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      Apr 27, 2014, 11.49 AMby lejditea

      thank you very much :) I have another version of this dress planed, but it will be a total opposite when it comes to colors and fabrics :)

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    Apr 26, 2014, 07.11 PMby IDia

    Thats a fantastic print! And looks so great on the dress!

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      Apr 27, 2014, 11.44 AMby lejditea

      thank you :) I’m glad you like it :)

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    Apr 26, 2014, 07.04 PMby Mary Athey

    beautiful dress and fabulous fabric. I love this, the photos are great and show it of perfectly. Fabulous x

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      Apr 27, 2014, 11.44 AMby lejditea

      thank you very much :) I always try to have good photos for showing my projects :)

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    Apr 26, 2014, 05.57 PMby maggieg5

    love the dress and the fabric, great fit, you look wonderful , well do

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      Apr 26, 2014, 07.03 PMby lejditea

      thank you very much :)

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    Apr 26, 2014, 05.49 PMby melody1234

    Such an unexpected dress— pretty/edgy. I like it!

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      Apr 26, 2014, 07.00 PMby lejditea

      thank you :) I’m glad you like it :)

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