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My first sundress

Added Jul 10, 2012

by JuCarneiro

Lisbon, Portugal






This is the first “serious” dress I’ve made myself! It is based on the Sonja dress pattern, from Salme Patterns, except for the bottom part – which I tried to make into a nice and simple full skirt.

Material Notes

Flowery cotton fabric




Summer, Spring
Garment Type
Casual, Romantic


Personal blog

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    Oct 9, 2012, 08.15 PMby elisagabrielle

    You did a great job on this! Im going to attempt to try this myself!

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      Oct 10, 2012, 08.12 PMby JuCarneiro

      Thank you!! =) You should really try it! I didn’t find it all that hard (and I’m just a rookie) and I love wearing it!

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    Aug 29, 2012, 12.08 AMby Meg Hardin

    This is so lovely!! I think I might give the Sonja a try (:

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      Aug 29, 2012, 07.37 PMby JuCarneiro

      Thank you!! You definitely should, it’s a very comfy and fun dress to wear! =)

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    Aug 21, 2012, 06.24 AMby prettysewinggirl

    Wow, love this dress and pattern! I’ve never seen the Sonja before… but I want to try it now :)

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    Jul 11, 2012, 02.33 PMby luluxo

    perfect! it’s adorable and you should make a fleet of those :)

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      Jul 11, 2012, 05.59 PMby JuCarneiro

      Thank you!! =) I’ll definitely consider it! ;)

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    Jul 11, 2012, 04.53 AMby mwelland

    Congratulations on your first serious dress! It looks great, and I like the gathered skirt alteration.

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      Jul 11, 2012, 05.58 PMby JuCarneiro

      Thanks so much! =) I’m really just beginning on this sewing thing, but I was really happy with the result!

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