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Italia Grecia Dress

Added Aug 15, 2011

by maelimaeli

Darwin, Australia






I made this dress from an amazing stretch cotton I found at Spotlight that kind of looks like grandma curtains. I really love the tie back so I made it in time for my trip to Italy and Greece. The pattern is AvantGarde S23354 which had no instructions, just the pattern pieces. I even managed an invisible zip and finished off everything without cutting corners! I’d love to make it again but I have too many dress patterns to try first. I feel this dress really shows that I’ve learn alot throughout my year doing sewing classes. I’ve definitely learnt alot of patience thats for sure!

Material Notes

Stretch cotton/mixes




Garment Type

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    Jul 30, 2012, 08.21 AMby Milena Bella

    you are so cute in this dress, i just bought the pattern. if only i had stretch cotton too. did you alter the pattern at all to account for stretch?

    p.s. that’s my blog – and that’s my pinterest board where i save all the cute patterns i find online –

    let’s be in touch :)

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    Aug 17, 2011, 10.19 AMby u120418

    I love the fabric! It looks vintage?

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    Aug 15, 2011, 03.47 PMby wildcatspow

    Really, really cute!!

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    Aug 15, 2011, 03.35 PMby peaches2218

    The back of this dress is adorable. I love how it spices up such a simple silhouette.

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    Aug 15, 2011, 01.45 PMby asperge11

    i’m in love with everything about this dress, but especially the tied back :)

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    Aug 15, 2011, 10.44 AMby Dee Durrant

    I love everything about this dress – well done!

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    Aug 15, 2011, 04.53 AMby lmb

    looks great on you. You did a wonderful job with the fit in the back. Hope you enjoy your trip.

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    Aug 15, 2011, 04.15 AMby JulietSews

    And another gorgeous dress! Love the fabric, I should check out Spotlight stores in NZ to see if they stock it.

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