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Italian summer eyelet dress

Added Jun 29, 2012

by Milena Bella

Tel Aviv, Israel

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Description

This dress was inspired by a piece of an Indian eyelet fabric that I accidentally stumbled upon while shopping for other things. Sounds familiar :)? I thought of a Burda pattern from last summer, that just like the fabric reminded me of Italy, grapes and a relaxed summer wedding.

To deal with the eyelets I underlined the whole dress with white cotton batiste, to which I later catch stitched the facings and the hem. I decided not to line the dress for two reasons- first – it’s a hot summer, and second- I wanted to leave a door open to some fitting adjustments (I am a size or two over my feel good zone. It has been that kind of year:))

The pattern runs a little big, and the waist line in my opinion needs to be higher, so these are the adjustments I made. I also drafted facings, since the pattern is made to be lined (and not underlined and faced as I did – because my fabric had holes:))

What else.. My size had to have a wider skirt, I didn’t have as much material, but it worked out fine. I installed my side zipper by hand and added a waist stay band.

Verdict? I really like the dress, although right now feel it makes me a little bigger then I’d like (both because of the cut of the skirt and the white color). But it definitely has a potential for sexiness. I think the dress an I deserve to go to Italy, where both dresses and women with some flesh on their bones are highly appreciated- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MfXQSikRxFg

You can read more on this dress and other beautiful things on my blog-
http://thehomeblues.blogspot.co.il/

Material Notes

cotton eyelet, cotton batiste

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Beach, Bohemian, Bridal, Casual, Romantic, Vintage
Material
Cotton, Eyelet

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    Jun 29, 2012, 07.34 PMby lisa g

    this dress is beautiful, i love it!

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    Jun 29, 2012, 07.09 PMby laracrj

    This is lovely, gorgeous eyelet fabric!

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      Jun 29, 2012, 07.54 PMby Milena Bella

      thank you! there is something about eyelets.. :)

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