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Silk Summer Dress

Added Aug 31, 2011

by Jelena Mitic

Belgrade, Serbia






This is my favourite summer dress – very comfortable, easy to sew and one of a kind! :)
It has 2 layers of fabric – the upper one is about 10cm shorter than the lower one. It is slightly draped on one side and has a flower attached on it.
For more info and detailed instructions visit my blog:

Material Notes

Elastic materials ONLY: Silk, viscose or any other light, nicely draped fabric, viscose thread, elastic band (3cm wide), scissors, paper to make the pattern, sewing machine




Garment Type

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    Aug 18, 2013, 09.17 AMby flusspferd

    Ooh, I love this dress! Thank you so much for uploading instructions – it’s going on my to-do list :)

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    Apr 25, 2012, 07.55 PMby Ljiljan

    Ovo je takooooo romanticno :)

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      Apr 29, 2012, 07.52 PMby Jelena Mitic

      Jeste, ova haljinica je tako prijatna, a u isto vreme i moj cest izbor za sve moguce prilike… :)

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    Feb 25, 2012, 01.57 PMby oscarwilde

    Hey, I’m just starting out and I was wondering, is the material underneath something stretchy and the one on top chiffon? I really want to try making the dress but don’t know what material to buy :L thanks so much.

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      Feb 28, 2012, 01.25 PMby Jelena Mitic

      Well, the whole dress was made from the same stretchy material. I really don’t know what kind exactly, something silky, transparent. It needs to be stretchy because it is a tight fit. I hope this helps. I’d like to see your dress when it’s finished. :)

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    Oct 1, 2011, 09.34 AMby Jelena Mitic

    For all those who couldn’t download this pattern – I’ve updated it and the PDF is now completely visible! :) Happy sewing! Jelena

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    Sep 24, 2011, 05.19 PMby Jelena Mitic

    As for the amount of material, you need twice the length of the dress, counting from your armpit to about your knees :)

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      Sep 27, 2011, 08.45 PMby SweetC

      cool…. thanks a lot for your help!! :)

      hope I have enough fabric… :P

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    Sep 23, 2011, 03.36 AMby SweetC

    Hi! I loved your dress!! It’s perfect for a fabric I have since last year… hehehe… but I hve the same problem, can’t download the PDF.

    Again, congratulations for the beautiful dress you made. So simple, yet so beautiful!

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      Sep 23, 2011, 07.33 PMby Jelena Mitic

      Thank you very much! :)
      I saw the problem, so I contacted the service here at the site, and they said they would try to solve this issue. In the meantime, maybe I can try to upload the pattern once again… :)

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      Sep 23, 2011, 07.49 PMby SweetC

      Hi Jelena! :)

      I copy in a paper all the instructions…. using the old school way hahaha.

      A question: how much fabric did you use for this dress??

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    Sep 16, 2011, 01.09 AMby CrazyLittleRed

    I love the dress but it won’t let open the file for the instructions or the pattern :(

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      Sep 16, 2011, 09.37 AMby Jelena Mitic

      Yes, I see the problem. I’m trying to find a place here where I can ask about this. I’ll do my best to solve it. Thank you for commenting.

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    Sep 7, 2011, 07.43 AMby magdamagda

    so simple and what a gorgeous appearance!

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    Sep 7, 2011, 06.35 AMby yafit levi

    amazing dressssssssssss!

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    Sep 3, 2011, 09.36 PMby smallone

    if you haven’t already, you should also put your instructions in the Patterns section because I’d hate for people to miss what a really simple pattern this is and how you can easily create it to fit your own measurements…and as we can see from your version how you can get such a lovely result!!

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    • Jelena_barselona_large

      Sep 4, 2011, 09.20 AMby Jelena Mitic

      Thank you for your nice comment :) and thanks for the suggestion, I didn’t know there’s another place here I can post instructions. I’ll do that. Very pleased you liked it :)

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    Sep 1, 2011, 02.21 PMby mirjana80

    Prelepo!!! :))

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    Sep 1, 2011, 01.14 PMby chula123

    Beautiful pattern and beautiful material. The two layers with the gathering gives it that little bit extra ! (and i love your bag)

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      Sep 2, 2011, 09.40 AMby Jelena Mitic

      Thank you very much! :) The simplicity is what I like.

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    Sep 1, 2011, 01.11 AMby reliablechef

    love the rose detail! Very nicely done!

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    • Jelena_barselona_large

      Sep 2, 2011, 09.41 AMby Jelena Mitic

      I appreciate your comment, thanks!

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    Aug 31, 2011, 09.44 PMby nouvellegamine

    very pretty. i like the little gathering detail :D

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      Aug 31, 2011, 09.49 PMby Jelena Mitic

      Thank you all very much! :)

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    Aug 31, 2011, 08.24 PMby MientjiB

    Really elegant and understated!

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    Aug 31, 2011, 03.39 PMby nellyvdb

    I really like the flower and gathering detail.

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    Aug 31, 2011, 02.22 PMby turtlegirl00

    this is so pretty! I love the gathering on the lower front.

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