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Summer Ceylon dress

Added Sep 4, 2011

by Doortjes

Breda, Netherlands






Colette Patterns Ceylon dress. I added an invisible zipper to the side seam and closed the front. Only the top 3 buttons are functional. Well, on the other side I’ve spend some time to finish those with bound buttonholes and made fabric covered buttons. I shortened the skirt by 2.5 cm and finished the hem with some lace. The fabric is a linen-cotton mix, perfect for the summer! I love the vintage feel of this dress! I’m sure I’m going to make another one for the fall season with some heavier fabric.

Material Notes

cotton-linen mix


Summer, Spring
Classic, Romantic, Vintage
Cotton, Linen

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    May 19, 2012, 03.44 PMby halison

    tu confección es impecable así como tus terminaciones te felicito muy buen trabajo

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    Mar 18, 2012, 12.40 PMby prettysewinggirl

    Really great sewing work here! I hope you had the opportunity to wear it quite a few times! Its beautiful :)

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    Sep 6, 2011, 07.57 PMby MoniqueJaster

    This is a great house dress! I want one. I like how the back is tailored in at the waist.

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    Sep 5, 2011, 02.16 AMby Pepper Toast

    I really really like your version of Ceylon. The fabric is just perfect, as is the hidden lace. You look great.

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    Sep 4, 2011, 11.16 PMby nouvellegamine

    beautiful dress! the attention to detail really paid off :D

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    Sep 4, 2011, 04.16 PMby melongrowergirl

    Sooo many buttons, wow, but it looks soo good! Rewarding, isn’t it!

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    Sep 4, 2011, 03.14 PMby Jelena Mitic

    Wonderful piece of work! So romantic! And the colour is great too! :)

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    Sep 4, 2011, 12.25 PMby janene

    Gorgeous dress. Reminds me of 40s style. Very flattering and a lovely choice of fabric.

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    Sep 4, 2011, 12.05 PMby libra-s

    Very pretty dress and great fit!

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    Sep 4, 2011, 12.04 PMby Maureen Kubisz

    I like your flirty use of lace. I never noticed anyone using that technique before. That is a great way to add a feminine feature to a project created with manly fabric. Your dress is beautiful. I can imagine your fall dress with 3/4 length sleeves. Please post when it is finished.

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    Sep 4, 2011, 12.00 PMby lennert

    Very nice! Love the shoes too by the way…

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    Sep 4, 2011, 11.44 AMby scuffsan

    I love it! You did a fantastic job!

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