Seaside maxi dress in Cavalli print with hand sewn embellish...

Added Jul 23, 2014

by Irina Schwab

Aylesbury, Unite...

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Description

This is my first maxi dress… Like many others, I have always dreamed of a spectacular, floaty seaside dress.

I found the perfect pattern in Burda’s Romantic maxi dress.

Instead of contrast fabrics, I have used the same fabric throughout and added a few sequins and embellishments alongside the under-waist line where the extra long bodice meets the corners of the skirt. If you have tried this pattern before, you will know that the entire dress is made of 7 – 9 meters of fabric, while the skirt is made up of 4 half circles. The sleeves are also made of half circles.

The dress uses a few key techniques, such as a rolled hem, corners (and pivoting at corners), working with sheer fabrics. That is the reason why it is recommended that you watch the Burda dedicated video tutorial. I felt brave enough not to, however I would have probably spent less times trying to work out these useful techniques.

I have embellished the dress with vintage glass seed beads, tubular beads and a few silver sequins. Discreet enough to be lost in the general pattern of the dress, visible enough to give it a bit of Cavalli glamour.

he dress is worn throughout with Karen Millen platform sandals and hand made shell bracelet. Necklace: Wallis.

Material Notes

chiffon with animal print in real and black

Difficulty

Intermediate

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Categories

Season
Summer
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Romantic
Material
Chiffon

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    Jul 29, 2014, 11.45 AMby nadia r

    gorgeous :D

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    Jul 26, 2014, 07.35 AMby Inga 888

    so true, long dresses are so romantic. hope you get to wear it loads this summer, beautiful dress on you :)

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      Jul 30, 2014, 12.52 AMby Irina Schwab

      I hope so, it looks like a long hot summer in England, hurray!

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    Jul 24, 2014, 09.30 PMby Luz Kettle

    Really romantic with a touch of mermaid. Gorgeous

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      Jul 30, 2014, 12.53 AMby Irina Schwab

      Thank you so much. Blush!

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    Jul 24, 2014, 09.26 PMby Byanka Ayala

    Beautiful dress… and great pictures. You look lovely

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    Jul 24, 2014, 12.55 PMby Mary Athey

    Beautiful dress irina. It’s floaty feminine and looks gorgeous on you. Great photos as well x

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      Jul 30, 2014, 12.54 AMby Irina Schwab

      Thank you, Mary. It was a really good holiday. Shame it’s over!

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    Jul 23, 2014, 01.39 PMby liliv-1

    Amazing dress, very feminin and airy!

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      Jul 30, 2014, 12.55 AMby Irina Schwab

      Thank you as usual for encouraging me x

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    Jul 23, 2014, 12.41 PMby kisses

    Beautiful dress and photos…everything is just spot on

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    Jul 23, 2014, 07.09 AMby Irina Schwab

    Thank you so much, ladies. I would like to share a few more photos with you, but the internet speed here is just painful. It took me the whole night to upload the project as it is! I might have to do it again when I get home!

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    Jul 23, 2014, 06.42 AMby cris orange

    This is a girl’s dream dress Irina, very nice styled too!

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      Jul 23, 2014, 10.10 AMby Irina Schwab

      My first maxi. That fabric is so difficult to work with… cutting perfect circles from georgette is like cutting moving sands!

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    Jul 23, 2014, 05.16 AMby Ellen Hatteland

    Gorgeous dress! Suits you so well :)

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      Jul 23, 2014, 10.08 AMby Irina Schwab

      My first hand made maxi dress and second ever maxi dress. I avoid them because I am quite short!

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    Jul 23, 2014, 05.01 AMby izbott

    This is gorgeous! You have done a fabulous job. Awesome photos. :-)

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      Jul 23, 2014, 10.07 AMby Irina Schwab

      Thank you so much. I will try my best to upload more. X

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    Jul 23, 2014, 04.42 AMby alice9163

    Indeed spectacular

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      Jul 23, 2014, 10.06 AMby Irina Schwab

      Thank you so much, Alice!

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    Jul 23, 2014, 04.17 AMby IDia

    Wow what a sea side beauty!!!!!! Looove it! YOU Look spectacular! Ps . I realy hope YOU will winn the contest! I voted for YOU, think your dress and Photos are realy worthy of a fashion magazine!

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      Jul 23, 2014, 10.06 AMby Irina Schwab

      I am soo happy you like it. I cannot upload the photos properly, though. We are still on holidays!

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