Santorini

Added May 8, 2014

by Brahdelt

Warsaw, Poland

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When I looked through the preview of the May Burda issue’s I decided I wanted to make this dress because I fell in love with a beautiful neckline. I chose cotton fabric but during trasfering the pattern pieces onto it I realised it’s only 112 cm wide and it’s not enough for the pleated skirt, so I witched this fabric for another cotton.

Please meet Santorini.
Don’t you just want to have a fruit sorbet and go for a walk along the seashore when you look at this dress?… -

The pattern is #109 from Burda 05/2014 and I made it from cotton/elastane blend. It has an unusual skirt, partly pleated and partly gathered (in the front box pleats there are pockets, but I skipped them because I didn’t want to add bulk to this space), it’s definitely not a low profile dress as far as hips are concerned! My hips cannot be hidden in any way so why not show them in a funky skirt? ^^*~~

It’s na easy dress to sew, I had no problems whatsoever, even the potentially complicated neckline was easy to assemble thanks to the clear Burda’s instructions (that’s something unheard of!…… w~~~). I used the old ucznik machine and the elastic fabrics stitch.

The blouse was designed to be sewn from two layers, I only made the neckline facing. And I added a small opening at the side of the skirt so I could walk, Burda as usual omitted this insignificant detail, grrrrr….
I’ve already started to dream about another version of this dress, with the same top but the pleated or full circle skirt! o

Material Notes

cotton elastane

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Beach, Classic, Rock, Vintage
Material
Cotton, Blends

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    May 16, 2014, 01.53 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

    Beautiful version, it has different style made in this fabric.

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      May 17, 2014, 10.18 AMby Brahdelt

      Thank you very much!

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    May 16, 2014, 09.17 AMby garygbride

    I like this photo!

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    May 16, 2014, 09.16 AMby garygbride

    I like this photo!

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      May 17, 2014, 10.18 AMby Brahdelt

      Thank you!

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    May 15, 2014, 05.54 PMby The Tropical Sewist

    Ooh! This is such a lovely version. You’re right you made me think of ice cream!

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      May 16, 2014, 08.20 AMby Brahdelt

      Thank you so much! I wish there was sun now so I could wear it, not the rain storm…

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    May 14, 2014, 08.46 PMby MandieW

    You’ve made our member project of the week! See it on the homepage, Facebook, and Pinterest :)

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      May 14, 2014, 09.29 PMby Brahdelt

      Thank you very much! I just popped in here to check some pattern and … I saw my face on the main page, wow! :-}

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    May 14, 2014, 08.26 PMby IDia

    Some, not some, most of the Burda members projects are so much more inspired than Burda models in choising fabrics and alterations for a pattern! And yours ITS one of them! Bravo! YOU Look great in it!

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      May 14, 2014, 08.28 PMby Brahdelt

      Thank you very much! :-)
      I also love to see what others made with Burda’s patterns, people are so creative. This time however I loved this dress so much I couldn’t wait and had to be first. ;-}

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    May 14, 2014, 05.51 PMby Tatiana Laremore

    Beautiful dress! It looks more sophisticated with your skirt, compared with the one in the magazine. I have the same hips and 2-size difference between bodice and skirt, so I always go for fuller skirts, but seeing you in this dress, I am thinking – yes, hips look good, girl! Does the top stay on your shoulders? This is the only thing that stands between me and this gorgeous dress. :)

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      May 14, 2014, 08.26 PMby Brahdelt

      Thank you very much! :-)
      Sometimes you just have to let go and realize you cannot hide the hips, they’re there so why not try to use them as an advantage! Imagine a boying figured girl in such dress – no effect at all. ;-}
      Yes, it stays on the shoulders, no problems here. I added short silicon tape pieces underneath the shoulder seams to keep my bra straps in place and under the dress, but it worked fine witout it.

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    May 13, 2014, 12.05 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Very Nice dress! Love this style too ;-)

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      May 14, 2014, 08.40 AMby Brahdelt

      Thank you very much!

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      May 15, 2014, 07.49 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Congrats on being featured!! :)

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      May 15, 2014, 09.36 AMby Brahdelt

      Thank you!

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    May 11, 2014, 07.37 PMby lucedelsole

    I really like your fabric choice, and you look great in this color and style. The stripes really show off the skirt design. You’ve inspired me to find the May issue at my local fabric store so I can make this dress for summer.

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      May 12, 2014, 01.13 PMby Brahdelt

      Thank you very much! :-)
      There are other nice patterns in this issue, I’d definitely recommend it.

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    May 10, 2014, 06.33 PMby missjackieo

    Such a clever fabric choice , as the direction of the stripe shows the skirt shape perfectly. Its very glamorous on you :-)

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      May 11, 2014, 08.07 AMby Brahdelt

      Thank you very much! :-)
      I didn’t take a good picture but the sides are almost perfectly matched, yikes!…

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    May 9, 2014, 08.51 PMby kisses

    Nice dress and you model it well

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      May 11, 2014, 08.06 AMby Brahdelt

      Thank you very much! :-)
      Although you cannot see it I was disappearing in the lawn with my high heels, I had to keep my balance… :-}

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    May 9, 2014, 05.05 PMby maggieg5

    looks wonderful and love the colour of the fabric

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      May 11, 2014, 08.05 AMby Brahdelt

      Thank you so much! :-)
      Now I wish I went to the seaside for a holiday!

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    May 9, 2014, 04.07 PMby yenny lee

    Gorgeous

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      May 11, 2014, 08.05 AMby Brahdelt

      Thank you very much! :-)

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    May 9, 2014, 11.19 AMby cchristie

    Good use of stripes. Look forward to seeing your next version

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      May 11, 2014, 08.04 AMby Brahdelt

      Thank you so much! :-)
      Me too! Although first I must make a dress for friend’s wedding and I already chose another pattern, bummer!…. ;-}

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    May 9, 2014, 11.12 AMby liliv-1

    I’ve just finished my black version of this pattern. Yours is wonderful with these lovely stripes and the summery colors. The pattern is perfect for your body type and you look absolutely beautiful.

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      May 11, 2014, 08.04 AMby Brahdelt

      Thank you very much! :-) Looking forward to seeing your version!

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