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Hong Kong Garden

Added Apr 3, 2014

by lejditea

Beograd, Serbia






This dress always reminds me of spring.. I bought more than 2m of lightweight cotton fabric not knowing what I’ll do with it.. When I saw the dress in Burda 04/2011, no. 107 , I remembered that I have a similar fabric with tiny flower print, perfect for making that dress.. It’s a kind of a button down shirt dress.. In the store I found these cute heart shaped buttons, but only 8 of them, which was enough for bodice.. On skirt the buttons are hidden, so I sewed simple white ones.. The fit of the dress is very loose, even for my taste.. That’s why I added at the waist, in side seams, two straps which I tie at back.. Also, I managed to make skirt too short.. Embroidered cotton eyelet trim have saved the dress..




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    Apr 8, 2014, 05.56 PMby nrobson

    cute !

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    Apr 4, 2014, 02.30 PMby loulourosa

    what a sweet little dress.

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      Apr 7, 2014, 08.40 PMby lejditea

      thanks :)

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    Apr 4, 2014, 12.43 PMby zranitelna

    Wow! Your dress is fantastic! Has such a “Jane Austen” feeling..

    In Berlin, we have a stand at the turkish market where they sell fabrics with patterns like this – I just love them! Thanks for inspiration!!

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      Apr 7, 2014, 09.02 PMby lejditea

      Thank you very much!! :D my first impression for the dress was that I look like a character from Sarah Kay’s illustrations :)
      Lucky you with turkish market :) We don’t have anything similar here (that I’m aware of).. This fabric was find from the remnant box and I’m glad I bought it and made this dress :)

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    Apr 4, 2014, 09.17 AMby LadyStitcher

    Such a sweet dress, love this! :)

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      Apr 4, 2014, 10.21 AMby lejditea

      thank you :)

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    Apr 4, 2014, 08.00 AMby kihli

    What a cute dress this is! Love your fabric choice!

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      Apr 4, 2014, 09.14 AMby lejditea

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

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    Apr 4, 2014, 03.00 AMby yenny lee

    Lovely! :D

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      Apr 4, 2014, 09.14 AMby lejditea

      thanks :)

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    Apr 3, 2014, 08.20 PMby liliv-1

    It’s very sweet and cute with the lace and these buttons!

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      Apr 4, 2014, 12.00 AMby lejditea

      thank you :) It’s one of the sweetest dresses I have ever made :)

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