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my sundress

Added May 29, 2014

by kelerabeus

Beograd, Serbia






I made this dress a few years ago and it’s been my summer staple ever since! It’s the sort of thing I can just throw on without even thinking, I just love that.

The dress is actually a refashion – I made it out of the store bought skirt that I never wore. I don’t have the before pictures but the skirt was just a huge rectangle gathered onto a smaller rectangular piece that was going around the hips. A bit odd look, guess that’s why I never wore it. But I loved the print so I decided to try and give it a new life. I just ripped the two parts apart, luckily there was enough of fabric to cut the bodice pieces out of the smaller one and then I sewed the lower skirt part back onto it. To keep it from being too short I added a waist piece out of some red rayon I had leftover from my scalloped skirt . All in all, I love how it turned out!

Dress is made with pattern #118 from Burda 06/2010. I love this pattern, I already made two dresses with it and I plan to use it again. I love how it fits, it’s perfect for a smaller bust. And it’s perfect for the hot summer days as well! Hope you’ll like it :)




Garment Type
Bohemian, Romantic


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    Jun 7, 2014, 04.56 AMby nrobson

    V cute

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    Jun 1, 2014, 12.40 AMby izbott

    I like how you have upcycled the fabric. This print is lovely & you look fantastic. I can see why it’s a favorite.

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      Jun 1, 2014, 08.20 PMby kelerabeus

      Thank you! I love upcycling, quite few of my favorite garments are the results of refashions :)

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    May 30, 2014, 10.13 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Wonderful dress! You look gorgeous! Congrats on being featured!! :-)

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      May 31, 2014, 08.08 PMby kelerabeus

      Thank you, that’s nice to hear :)

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    May 30, 2014, 02.04 PMby mokosha

    divna! bas je zanimljiv taj kroj.. nemam tu burdu, ali sam je svojevremeno pozajmila od tetke i prekopirala neke krojeve, ali sam ovaj preskocila, nekako mi se nije ucinio interesantnim.. sad vidim da sam se zajebala hehe

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      May 30, 2014, 04.04 PMby kelerabeus

      E hvala :) meni je ovo jedan od omiljenih letnjih krojeva, koristila sam ga već tri puta (mada je jedan bio za potrebe maturske haljine sestre moje drugarice :)). Uvek možeš da uzmeš burdu od mene i prekopiraš kroj! Teu nije mrzelo da napravi excell tabelu svih burdi koje obe posedujemo, može ti ga proslediti pa kad god ti neka zatreba javi :)

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    May 30, 2014, 11.01 AMby Mary Athey

    This is such a pretty dress and it looks lovely on you. I do love the fabric and you did a cracking job on the upcycling x

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      May 30, 2014, 04.00 PMby kelerabeus

      Thanks Mary! I love refashions, it’s almost like you get a new garment for free :)

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    May 30, 2014, 09.28 AMby liliv-1

    Ι definitely love it, the print is gorgeous and I like the red sash!

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      May 30, 2014, 03.59 PMby kelerabeus

      Thanks liliv! The red sash with the bow on the back is my favorite part as well :)

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    May 29, 2014, 10.51 PMby cris orange


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