My Red Sundress

Added Jul 13, 2012

by Milena Bella

Tel Aviv, Israel

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Description

The red sundress was born out of an old fantasy slash memory from my childhood summers. I wanted to feel cotton against my skin and be able to button up the dress easily over my bathing suit.

For the base I used Angela Kane’s pattern, to which I made a few changes mostly in the skirt, which I turned into a flared one and added about 5 inches on each side for the pleats.

I also added the bound buttonholes detail and did an almost invisible – “blind” hem.

You can read all about it in my blog-
http://thehomeblues.blogspot.co.il/2012/07/my-red-sundress.html

Material Notes

red cotton fabric, matching thread, buttons, contrasting while cotton for the buttonholes, white thread, blind hem foot.

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

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

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    Jul 18, 2012, 05.30 AMby Stringgbean

    Beautiful, so vintage, I love it!

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    Jul 13, 2012, 07.37 PMby Mary Athey

    Super cute dress xx

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    Jul 13, 2012, 06.41 PMby mojo elgin

    Great dress! I’m not sure I have the patience to bind that many buttonholes, but good for you! They look amazing with the red.

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      Jul 14, 2012, 07.12 AMby Milena Bella

      Thank’s! I know what you mean:) but I actually enjoyed the process of “bounding”, it really makes you connect to the garment. It just makes you finish the dress the next day, and not in a couple of hours. I also think an easier version would be just adding white buttons.

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    Jul 13, 2012, 01.57 PMby scuffsan

    Lovely dress! I love that you bound the buttonholes with white, that little detail makes it so much more fun :) Oh, and the buttons are the cutest! I have one red button that is very similar that I haven’t found the perfect project for yet. If only I had a few more ;)

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      Jul 14, 2012, 07.06 AMby Milena Bella

      Thank you! These are retro buttons I got at the local store, sometimes they have nice stuff! A lot of times I almost bought vintage buttons on the web, but I am afraid to be stuck with not enough of the kind I like. My most favorite buttons are the self / contrasting fabric covered ones. This is on my list of to do stuff :)

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