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Red Beach Dresss

Added Feb 3, 2010

by mixtlii

Montpellier, France






I wanted to make a simple black dress – essential that I still don’t have… But I couldn’t find a black jersey. So I bought the red one, and this dress came out.
I made a “V” collar on both sides, and added a small bit of elastic tape to make discretes ruffles, and a tiny rose on top of it.

It’s very short (it was too long, so obviously I cut too much…), so I dare wearing it only to go to the beach… Or when my boyfriend is with me!

Material Notes

Jersey, elastic tape.




Garment Type

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    Sep 7, 2010, 01.43 PMby lisa7661

    Hey what pattern did you use because I love the fit!

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      Sep 7, 2010, 04.53 PMby mixtlii

      Hello, I didn’t use a pattern, I simply drafted the pattern from a Tshirt, and then I made adjustments. As it is jersey fabric, it’s very easy to obtain a good fit :)

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    Aug 31, 2010, 06.53 PMby peipe

    The dress looks great and it fits really good and the red – is just right!

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    Feb 8, 2010, 11.29 AMby olgie

    I love the red dresses a lot! :) looks great!

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    Feb 5, 2010, 08.53 PMby lizah

    gorgerous! i love that it’s red :)

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    Feb 5, 2010, 03.25 PMby stefilu

    it turned out very nice and I LOVE your sandals :)

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    Feb 4, 2010, 10.33 PMby sianysiany

    This really suits you – the shape, the colour, everything. So much better than black!

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    Feb 4, 2010, 07.41 PMby cquinn13

    cute! i have the opposite problem, I can never find any red fabric and have an over-abundance of black :) as to the too-short problem- if you have any fabric left over, what about attaching a ruffle to the bottom?

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      Feb 5, 2010, 09.27 AMby mixtlii

      Yes, I’ve think about a ruffle, but I want to keep the simple and straight shape. It would look a little bit… “flamenco” with a ruffle! but thx :)

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    Feb 4, 2010, 05.09 PMby emlj

    it looks great! fantastic red dress :-)

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    Feb 4, 2010, 04.39 PMby zickzack

    Red is definitely a good alternative to black, suits you! Very often it happens to me, too. I want to buy a specific fabric, can’t find it and buy something else instead. When did you take the pictures? It can’t be summer in Montpellier, yet.

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      Feb 4, 2010, 04.46 PMby mixtlii

      Acutally I took the pictures in my garden in Ireland, where I’m living at the moment. I was FREEEEEEZING!! ^^

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