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my little red dress

Added Jul 18, 2011

by kelerabeus

Beograd, Serbia






There’s a belief that LBD is a must-have in any woman’s closet, but alas, I do not wear black. So I guess a red one will do the job?

This dress I made in last days of December, so that I have something new and pretty to wear on a New Year’s Eve. Haven’t got the chance to wear it since then, so I was pretty eager for warm weather to come. For this dress I combined two Burda mag patterns, the bodice is based on mod.107 from 03/2010, and the skirt is shorter version of mod.109 from 11/2009. I also made a 3 tier petticoat, using this great tutorial Didn’t have enough of yardage so I made it less puffy, but I do plan to make another one. Until then, this one will serve the purpose – and my cat really likes it :)

When I said that I was eager for warm weather I didn’t mean THIS warm! It’s freaking hot here, and that makes my daily activities pretty hard (like breathing for example). Last week I escaped from the city for a few days and went to my parents house, desperately hoping for a cooler climate. That was also the opportunity to took some countryside pictures! Hope you like it :)

Material Notes

It’s made of cotton, and it’s actually sheet fabric so it comes in a craaazy width! From a 2m of it I’ve managed to sew this dress, plus a full pleated skirt, tote bag and a machine cover! Crazy, right? This can’t really be seen in the pictures, but it’s red with tiny gray dots. Love it :)




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Romantic, Vintage

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    Aug 25, 2011, 04.26 AMby solsticefire

    Very cute dress! I love the open pleats on the skirt part and the petticoat looks great too! Btw, your cat is sooo cute in your photos :)

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      Aug 25, 2011, 05.47 PMby kelerabeus

      Thank you! Yeah, my cat is probably the biggest fan of my sewing :) she’s always more than eager to participate in every phase, from fabric cutting to photo shooting :)

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    Jul 21, 2011, 08.14 AMby kelerabeus

    Thanks everyone!!!

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    Jul 20, 2011, 05.05 PMby melongrowergirl

    Very nice! Absolutly summer!

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    Jul 20, 2011, 01.39 PMby turtlegirl00

    lovely dress!!! great job!

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    Jul 20, 2011, 11.58 AMby Ywea

    nice :)

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    Jul 20, 2011, 05.35 AMby baka-pepica

    super je haljina, boja i sve .. i lijepo ti stoiji :)

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    Jul 20, 2011, 04.56 AMby CationDesigns

    That is a fantastic dress! I love the matching petticoat…now I am inspired to make one!

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      Jul 21, 2011, 08.12 AMby kelerabeus

      Thanks! Petticoats are so much fun, you should give em a try :)

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    Jul 20, 2011, 02.00 AMby mojo elgin

    Very pretty! I think red is a great color for an LBD. :) It’s way too hot here, also. Heat and humidity make me long for winter…

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      Jul 21, 2011, 08.09 AMby kelerabeus

      Thank you! Every year, as the calendar flips to July I gain a whole new appreciation for winter :)

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    Jul 20, 2011, 12.56 AMby daysofcolor

    absolutely lovely dress! beautifully done

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      Jul 21, 2011, 08.14 AMby kelerabeus

      Thank you so much, glad you like it :)

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