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Primavera dress

Added Apr 19, 2012

by pauline alice

Valencia, Spain






This is the first dress I make for the Colette Spring/Summer Palette Challenge and I am pretty happy about it. I wanted to challenge myself with the pattern and use new techniques: pipping inserting and boning for the corset. I can move without fear of the top falling, this is great as I plan on wearing this dress at a wedding and it needs to be confortable enough to eat and dance all night long.
I used Vogue 1174 by designer Cynthia Steffe for the top and my own skirt pattern for a fuller style.
The fabric is a nice satin silk with blue, pink and yellow embroided flowers.
For more details, you can read it here:




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Romantic, Vintage

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    Apr 23, 2012, 01.19 PMby aluckmann

    I recognized the top half of this dress right away (I have the pattern in my stash), but I absolutely love the changes you made. You fabric choice is just gorgeous!

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      Apr 23, 2012, 05.22 PMby pauline alice

      Thank you. In case you want to use the pattern, beware of the huge sizing!

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    Apr 21, 2012, 09.36 AMby Petitemess

    I love the fabric and the piping detail! Beautiful!

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      Apr 21, 2012, 02.29 PMby pauline alice

      Gracias. First time with piping and I liked it.

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    Apr 20, 2012, 07.45 AMby jadealamode

    very pretty dress!

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    Apr 19, 2012, 08.43 PMby G-A-

    Very pretty, and the fit is great. It’s wonderfully feminine and I love the Vogue design.

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      Apr 19, 2012, 09.00 PMby pauline alice

      Thank you.

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      Apr 21, 2012, 09.10 AMby pauline alice

      When I first saw the pattern, I knew I had to try it. In case you consider sewing it,be careful, the sizing is way too big ( I had to cut down 3 sizes!).

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    Apr 19, 2012, 08.32 PMby schnui

    You look wonderful in your very pretty and beautifully sewn dress.

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      Apr 19, 2012, 09.01 PMby pauline alice

      Thank you so much for your nice comment.

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    Apr 19, 2012, 07.45 PMby laracrj

    Gorgeous fabric, I love the delicate print – your dresses are beautiful . I’m inspired to make more summery 50s style dresses now, unfortunately the weather in Wales isn’t as warm as Spain!

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      Apr 19, 2012, 08.20 PMby pauline alice

      Thank you Laracrj! I fell in love with the fabri when I saw it: the flowers are not printed but embroided on the silk. And even if Sapin is warmer than Wales, I’ll have to wait a little bit to wear the dress as the weather is dreadful right now…

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