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I love yellow! Part2: The Golden dress

Added May 5, 2016

by Maria Hayek

Asker, Norway

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Description

This must be the most beautiful fabric I’ve ever bought! I still sigh and almost drool every time I look at it or touch it :D
I fell in love with it at the shop and felt it looked like sunset over some mountains, with some clouds in the sky…well, you get the idea, I’m totally in love with this fabric.
The shop had only 1.6m left which I bought (even managed to negotiate a discount :)), and I knew that I wanted to make a dress out of it, it had to be simple to show the fabric off, few pieces, no panels…But the amount of time and indecision that went into choosing which one it should be!
Finally the choice fell on this simple dress. It looked nice and I liked the opening on the back. It was also easy to sew. I managed to cut all the pieces needed out of my 1.6m apart from the lining for the back, so that particular piece is made out of 4 little pieces instead :s, but you don’t see it so it’s fine.
I got invited to a wedding in the Philippines on the beach which was the perfect motivation to sew this up :)
I also got creative and made matching shoes from the scraps, the ones in the last photo. Unfortunately the bead line on the right foot broke when I was putting it on for the party, so the beads from the left foot had to also be removed and not make an appearance in public :( Well…will buy me some jewelry string and fix it for the summer…
I loved having this dress on, definitely a favorite and already a candidate for another wedding later this year in Poland.
Photos taken in beautiful Laiya, Batangas, The Philippines.

Material Notes

Medium weight silk (or silk mix, most probably)

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

Season
Summer
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Evening Wear, Romantic
Material
Silk

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    May 13, 2016, 03.38 PMby BevinChristina

    So beautiful!! I don’t remember seeing this dress. Yours is so much more interesting!!

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      May 13, 2016, 05.15 PMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you so much :)

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    May 8, 2016, 09.35 PMby Mirei71

    Fantastic!! I love it :-)

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      May 9, 2016, 05.57 AMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you Mirella :)

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    May 8, 2016, 02.05 PMby RedBelka

    Beautiful dress! Great job!

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      May 8, 2016, 02.53 PMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you Olga :)

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    May 7, 2016, 08.35 PMby liliv-1

    FABULOUS! perfect from every point of view! It’s your best dress and it’s also the best version of this pattern in my opinion! The presentation is great too. Bravo for this!!

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      May 8, 2016, 08.47 AMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you Liliv :) I’m soooo flattered :)

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    May 7, 2016, 05.53 AMby cathysews

    Beautiful

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    May 6, 2016, 09.39 PMby TeenyUK

    That’s so lovely…and how creative to make the shoes to go with it! You’ve inspired me to try to that :)

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      May 7, 2016, 07.07 AMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you so much :)
      It is nice with custom made shoes, and really easy with those espadrilles kits available at fabric stores. Put it on Burda if you do it so we can admire it :)

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    May 6, 2016, 02.44 PMby Paola Setolier

    Really beautiful, a dream dress in a dream location :D

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      May 6, 2016, 03.31 PMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you Paola :)

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    May 6, 2016, 12.53 PMby kelerabeus

    So beautiful, the fabric really is dreamy! You managed to squeeze a lot out of 1,6m, good job. I love the shoes as well, a perfect final touch! And I think I like them better without the beads, feels more organic.

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      May 6, 2016, 03.33 PMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you so much :) I agree about the shoes feeling more organic without the beads, but the aim was for them to look a bit more party, I haven’t decided though if I’ll put them back on or not :)

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    May 6, 2016, 10.08 AMby RashaT

    Ahhh is it so beautiful, even matched with shoes, it is perfect and this fabric looks really amazing, with this pattern you look so beautiful:-)

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      May 6, 2016, 11.05 AMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you so much for the sweet comment Rasha :) <3

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    May 6, 2016, 09.41 AMby Beccki

    Oh love it, love it ,love it! such a beautiful dress and you look amazing in it. If you ever get bored of wearing it you can post it to me lol :-D

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      May 6, 2016, 11.04 AMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you Beccki! If this ever happens, I’ll ask you for your address. Even use it as an excuse to come to Barcelona again lol :D

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      May 7, 2016, 11.37 AMby Beccki

      Oops I was trying to reply to you and accidentally marked your comment as inappropriate so sorry :-/ what I was meaning to do was say it would be fantastic if you did come to Barcelona with or without your amazing dress to share some time with another creative soul :-) not only do I need to improve my sewing skills looks like my computer skills need some work too!

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      May 7, 2016, 05.21 PMby Maria Hayek

      hahah :D We all click in the wrong place once in a while…And I promise to let you know if I come to Barcelona, I’d love to meet you :)

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    May 6, 2016, 09.37 AMby chula123

    Couldn’t agree more, how fabulous is this material?? I can only imagine how nice it feels, it certainly looks fantastic. And what a wonderful dress you made, love it! it deserves a pretty beach like this to show it off!

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      May 6, 2016, 11.03 AMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you so much Chula :)

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    May 6, 2016, 07.18 AMby Ivanamania

    gold in the sun – oh yes! everything is pretty – the dress, the fabric, the beach, the sea, you, the shoes…

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      May 6, 2016, 11.02 AMby Maria Hayek

      What sweet words! Thank you so much Ivana :)

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    May 6, 2016, 05.54 AMby Ellen Hatteland

    Golden Girl! Fantastisk flott kjole Maria som kler deg utrolig godt! Så spennende med bryllup på Philipinene, og neste i Polen :-) Cheers!

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      May 6, 2016, 06.07 AMby Maria Hayek

      Hehe ja, globetrotting :D Og det er en i Malaga å, men jeg er usikker om jeg skal der…
      Tusen takk for de fine ordene Ellen :)

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    May 6, 2016, 05.47 AMby rita61

    Great dress and shoes. Looks great on you!!!

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      May 6, 2016, 06.05 AMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you so much Rita :)

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    May 6, 2016, 05.21 AMby Mary Athey

    Gorgeous dress and it looks fabuLous on you. The fabric is indeed beautiful. Love your shoes as well and what great photos x

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      May 6, 2016, 06.05 AMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you so much Mary! The place was really beautiful, I loved The Philippines, too bad it’s so far away.

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    May 6, 2016, 12.03 AMby nrobson

    what a beautiful dress, and its in silk, you look gorgeous!

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      May 6, 2016, 06.04 AMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you so much sweet Nadia :)

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      May 6, 2016, 07.28 AMby nrobson

      i forgot to mention how absolutely beautiful the setting is, gold and azure…

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      May 6, 2016, 11.10 AMby Maria Hayek

      Oh the beaches of that country! If I lived in Australia I’d probably be there every year!

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    May 5, 2016, 07.41 PMby SueMH

    Maria, You look so beautiful in this, perfect for a summer wedding. Love your shoes too!

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      May 5, 2016, 08.41 PMby Maria Hayek

      Thanks for the sweet words Sue :)

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    May 5, 2016, 07.40 PMby Elpida Kyriakou

    Gorgeous dress and shoes! Going directly to my favorites…

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      May 5, 2016, 08.41 PMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you Elpida :) Glad to be in your favorites :)

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    May 5, 2016, 07.34 PMby Tzai

    what a gorgeus, gorgeus dress Maria, it is a simple design but the interesting detail in the back and the fabric choice immediatelly elevate it. looking foward to see what you make for the wedding in Poland :)

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      May 5, 2016, 08.40 PMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you so much Tzai :) Maybe I just wear the same one for Poland…possibly with a little blazer…maybe that’s what I need to make :D

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      May 7, 2016, 11.00 AMby Tzai

      a jacket will be necessary for Poland as the temperatures are much lower there! Poland is very beautiful, i’m sure you’ll enjoy your time there too.

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    May 5, 2016, 07.15 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

    It is always so interesting to read about the enjoyment people have from their creativity and it’s so easy to understand your addiction to this fabric and the dress deserves it not less:-)) Great match of the patten and the fabric. And you look so harmonic on that coast – the girl is from some dream… Wonderful presentaion. The idea with shoes is perfect! All the outfit suits you very well. Admirable!
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      May 5, 2016, 07.22 PMby Maria Hayek

      Such sweet words! Thank you so much Oksana, you made my day :D

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    May 5, 2016, 05.56 PMby SassyT

    Stunning! Looks like a luxurious gold. Simply beautiful.

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      May 5, 2016, 07.13 PMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you so much :)

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    May 5, 2016, 03.48 PMby gtangel

    Pretty :)

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    May 5, 2016, 01.07 PMby cchristie

    Wow, this is truly amazing, and those shoes…

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      May 5, 2016, 03.26 PMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you so much :)

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    May 5, 2016, 01.00 PMby SurMesure

    Fabulous dress! And this silk fabric is gorgeous! You’ve chosen a good pattern to showcase the subtle print.

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      May 5, 2016, 03.26 PMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you :) Showcasing it was the goal, nice to hear I succeeded :)

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    May 5, 2016, 12.59 PMby kisses

    Nice fabric….like the shoes good idea

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    May 5, 2016, 11.32 AMby Iris Arctica

    Gorgeous dress. I totally understand why you fell in love with the fabric, it’s wonderful!

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      May 5, 2016, 03.25 PMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you so much :)

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