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Sombrero Summer Dress

Added Jun 5, 2014

By MegH

Toronto, Canada

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Description

This dress is the essence of summer a summer dress… colorful print, gathered skirt that blows in the wind, and a cutesy sweetheart neckline.

I made this dress from our Sweetheart Neckline Dress, and sewed it in probably the most fun fabric I have purchased in a while. The lace-like green trim nicely matches the print and really makes that neckline pop! I even used metallic green thread as my topstitching to add some extra detail to my dress, and it looks really cool. I plan to wear this dress to many fun festivities throughout the summer, and I think I may have to actually get a sombrero to pair with it.

This project was for my May Mash up, so check my post out here to see what pattern modifications I did as well as my sewing steps.

Material Notes

Cotton

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress

Credits

Photography

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    Jun 24, 2014, 01.58 AMby Lee Avant

    so perfect for summer!

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    Jun 13, 2014, 03.17 PMby nrobson

    snazzy

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    Jun 12, 2014, 10.09 AMby loulourosa

    this dress will surely ad sparkle to your summer! It’s great!

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    Jun 9, 2014, 07.04 PMby maggieg5

    great dress, just love the fabric and a wow for your shoes as well :0)

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      Jun 10, 2014, 07.34 PMby MegH

      Thanks! I just got my shoes on sale they are Michael Kors so comfy too!

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    Jun 7, 2014, 06.25 PMby Mary Athey

    Well Meg you have done it again!! I love this on you. It’s fun flirty young and you look fantastic. What I love about burda patterns is that they can be adapted to suit all ages. I would wear this with a slimmer bottom as the necklines so flattering. I would love to get my hands on your fabric as well lol. Lovely job x

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      Jun 10, 2014, 07.35 PMby MegH

      Thank you so much Mary :) I do plan on making another adaptation of this dress with perhaps a pleated skirt instead of gathered.

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    Jun 7, 2014, 03.12 AMby kparks21

    I love this dress! The fabric is so pretty. But where did you get those shoes! They are gorgeous

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      Jun 10, 2014, 07.35 PMby MegH

      Thanks! I got my shoes recently at Michael Kors, and they were also on sale :) !!

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    Jun 6, 2014, 11.30 AMby kisses

    Nice dress and fabric..like the neckline

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      Jun 6, 2014, 02.54 PMby MegH

      Thanks so much :)

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    Jun 6, 2014, 11.16 AMby yenny lee

    Lovely

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      Jun 6, 2014, 02.54 PMby MegH

      Thanks!

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    Jun 6, 2014, 10.47 AMby velvetribbon

    I really love this dress, it looks so summery and pretty at the same time. Love the fabric choice as well. You look beautiful in this dress, Meg :)

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      Jun 6, 2014, 02.54 PMby MegH

      Yes the fabric choice is quite fun :) Thanks for your kind words!

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    Jun 6, 2014, 01.17 AMby izbott

    This is fun. Great fabric. I like the adaptation.

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      Jun 6, 2014, 02.55 PMby MegH

      Thanks! the colors in this fabric are almost unreal!

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    Jun 6, 2014, 12.29 AMby juz

    Cute! I didn’t really like the original, but seeing your version makes me want to make it :)

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      Jun 6, 2014, 02.55 PMby MegH

      Awesome!

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    Jun 5, 2014, 07.01 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Oh Meg, this is such a lovely dress on you! My plan is to draw the pattern tonight.. – and thanks a lot for your inspiration! :)

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      Jun 6, 2014, 02.55 PMby MegH

      Thanks Ellen :)

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