Summer dream

Added Jul 23, 2013

by liliv-1

Athens, Greece

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Description

I named this “summer dream” but if I wanted to be more honest I would have named it “summer nightmare”:))) It was one of the hardest and more time consuming garments I have ever made, a real test for my nerves! I don’t blame the burda model for this: it takes time to understand how the twist is created but as soon as you figure it out the actual sewing is basic, no special skills are required. But the fabric I picked for it was extremely hard to handle, very difficult to stich it without a serger and very very sensitive. The final result though paid me off as the way this fabric mooves and drapes is really a dream. It also has a very pretty coral color with a refined perle shine:) The pattern is a dream as well, a very well designed model. I plan to make it again next summer in white, because it has a very pretty Ancient Greek style!!

Material Notes

Very drapey thin lycra

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Dress

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    Yesterday, 09.03 PMby tradsahm

    The dress is beautiful! Looks goregous on you!!!

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    May 28, 2014, 07.28 PMby inesgr

    It is a dream indeed! P.s. Your profile description reflects my life philosophy! Congratulations!

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      May 28, 2014, 07.44 PMby liliv-1

      Thank you my new friend, I’m very flattered and I’m happy to meet people with the same passion with me!

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    Feb 21, 2014, 07.17 AMby Mokara

    Ahhh, this is a gorgeous dress, I LOVE the color and how it drapes on you. I can only imagine it in white <3 I need to start looking for fabric to make it this summer, it will be perfect for Southern California weather :))

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      Feb 21, 2014, 11.20 AMby liliv-1

      Thank you very much for the kind comments!

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    Nov 11, 2013, 11.13 PMby missjackieo

    love the colour ,its got a real disco vibe .

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      Nov 12, 2013, 12.04 PMby liliv-1

      Oh really? Thank you so much!

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    Oct 12, 2013, 06.21 AMby mazkwok

    Stunning! The pictures are also great. You did a cool job :)

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      Oct 12, 2013, 01.20 PMby liliv-1

      Thank you very much for looking at my work and also for the kind words!

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    Aug 29, 2013, 11.07 AMby Mimi Roberts

    Love this dress! Beautiful job and fabric choice. I was wondering if the tie is functional or can it be shortened and ruched into the side seams? Thanks for any information…although I have been sewing drapery and upholstery cushions for years this is going to be my first attempt at apparel and at the risk of sounding foolish…it scares the bejeebers out of me! Any tips on making this dress would be much appreciated.

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      Aug 29, 2013, 11.47 AMby liliv-1

      The front ties are a continiuation of the front skirt and ruched into the side seams, they are not functional. The back ties are seperate pieces, also roushed into the side seams, and functional. I can’t give you any tip, the construction is very easy and simple as soon as you understead how the front twist is created. It will be very easy if you first try it in a test piece of fabric. Be aware that the center fold of the front bodice piece is the twist and not the center front (you’ll understead what I mean when you see the front bodice pattern piece)

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    Aug 16, 2013, 09.41 AMby nishavinod2009

    Fabulous! its verrrry beautiful!! lovely pictures too

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      Aug 16, 2013, 09.55 AMby liliv-1

      Thank you so much!

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    Aug 16, 2013, 09.41 AMby nishavinod2009

    Fabulous! its verrrry beautiful!! lovely pictures too

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    Aug 9, 2013, 04.57 PMby sleepy-dumpling

    It was worth all your hard work Liliv, it is absolutely stunning!

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      Aug 10, 2013, 11.17 PMby liliv-1

      Thanks sleepy-dumpling:)

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    Aug 9, 2013, 03.29 PMby dinagideon

    When I get more sewing chops, I am going to attempt this. It looks amazing and well worth the effort!

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      Aug 9, 2013, 06.20 PMby liliv-1

      Thank you very much dinagideon:) If you want to try this do it. I don’t know your status but the difficulty of this dress is not a matter of sewing experience: it just takes a little time to figure out how the twist is created, I think this time is the same for a beginner and for an experienced sewer.

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    Aug 1, 2013, 04.01 PMby Verdy

    Absolutely gorgeous! I admire your stylishness, you always pick and make very gorgeous clothes that suit you extremely well. Lots to learn from you, including your determination.

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      Aug 1, 2013, 07.11 PMby liliv-1

      Ah thank you Verdy for your extremely sweet and so generous comments!! Lots to learn from one another:)

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    Jul 30, 2013, 07.47 PMby eirenep

    It’s gorgeous on you! Top marks for this one!

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      Jul 30, 2013, 08.47 PMby liliv-1

      :) thank you!!

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    Jul 29, 2013, 09.48 AMby Zsuzso

    You look absolutely fantastic in this dress. Love the color as well.

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      Jul 29, 2013, 12.28 PMby liliv-1

      Thank you Zsuzso:))

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    Jul 29, 2013, 04.00 AMby theriw

    Help! The link didn’t work. Please help!

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      Jul 29, 2013, 05.30 AMby liliv-1

      There is a link near to the project photo

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    Jul 28, 2013, 02.05 PMby ink

    I laughed so hard reading this !! All the suffering was well worth it ! The dress looks flawless and I love the proportions…. So flattering on you!

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      Jul 28, 2013, 02.32 PMby liliv-1

      I cried so loud sewing this:P. But sewing is like childbith: you forget every pain as soon as it ends:)) Thanks a lot for commenting!!

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    Jul 28, 2013, 02.59 AMby theriw

    Where can I find the pattern for this dress? I love, love, love this!!! Stunning!

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    Jul 27, 2013, 04.57 PMby saxsilverain

    my goodness, this is SO PERFECT in every way! perfect tailoring, and the colour is gorgeous on you… congrats!!

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      Jul 27, 2013, 05.41 PMby liliv-1

      I’m so flattered! Thank you very much!

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    Jul 25, 2013, 11.02 PMby sunriseruby

    Beautiful as always :-)

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      Jul 25, 2013, 11.35 PMby liliv-1

      Thank you:))

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    Jul 24, 2013, 10.02 PMby cris orange

    WOW! you look amazing in this dress, like a greek goddess! the colour is a dream, and the fabric falls so harmoniously!

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      Jul 24, 2013, 10.55 PMby liliv-1

      Thank you very much chris!

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    Jul 24, 2013, 12.56 PMby janene

    OMG.This is the most gorgeous dress ever! Well done for sticking with it. Soooo worth every minute spent!! I’m going to dig this one out…. at some point! :-)

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      Jul 24, 2013, 02.11 PMby liliv-1

      Thank you very very much for the smaching comments!! These comments really pay off for every minute spent;)

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    Jul 24, 2013, 10.35 AMby fashionfreek

    Beautiful..I want one:-D lovely pics.x

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      Jul 24, 2013, 02.06 PMby liliv-1

      Thank you!

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    Jul 24, 2013, 10.21 AMby Cloey Mak

    What a wonderful, beautiful dress! Your hard work has certainly paid off!

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      Jul 24, 2013, 02.06 PMby liliv-1

      Oh, thank you very much!!

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    Jul 24, 2013, 10.13 AMby Oksana Starzhynska

    I even don’t know how to express my respect and admiration!!! Your stunning look in this dress just takes the breath away:)) Perfection Needs No Addition (W. Shakespear)

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      Jul 24, 2013, 02.05 PMby liliv-1

      I don’t know how to thank you for the generous compliments, they really mean a lot to me! You know, the comments you made about this pattern (I don’t know if you remember it was a couple of months ago) gave me courage to finish it:)

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      Jul 24, 2013, 03.57 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

      I remember very well and still think about this dress. I’m happy that I could be helpful.

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    Jul 24, 2013, 12.30 AMby BeeZee

    There it is! And well worth the wait! It is a summer dream and I’m so glad you stuck with it till the end. And as you say, you are well rewarded! Everything about it it perfect and it will be stunning in white too. Well done my dear girl! xoxoxox

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      Jul 24, 2013, 12.48 AMby liliv-1

      Thank you dear BeeZee! I’m anxious to see your twisted dresses:)

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      Jul 25, 2013, 04.58 AMby BeeZee

      Chris was right – you do look like a Greek goddess!
      My twisted dress? Did I say I was going to make one? Hahahaha! I must have been hallucinating!

      Oh Liliv, I just realized what you meant about the twisted dresses – duh! The twisted straps!!!!

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    Jul 23, 2013, 11.55 PMby rita61

    So lovely! You look fantastic. Nice pictures and poses. This dress on you is great!

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      Jul 24, 2013, 12.12 AMby liliv-1

      Your comments are very sweet, thank you very much rita!

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    Jul 23, 2013, 11.14 PMby schnui

    Liliv, this dress is beautiful and as you say, it drapes so well. You look wonderful in it and the colour suits you so well.

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      Jul 24, 2013, 12.10 AMby liliv-1

      Thank you very much my sweet schnui:)

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    Jul 23, 2013, 10.50 PMby slmnstyle

    I LOVE this dress! It looks so chic, comfortable and the color is great! Nice job :)

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      Jul 24, 2013, 12.09 AMby liliv-1

      Thank you very much slmnstyle:)

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    Jul 23, 2013, 09.05 PMby byVA

    wow!!!!!!!!!!!! what a dress! and it suits you great! congratulations

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      Jul 23, 2013, 09.31 PMby liliv-1

      Oh, thank you so much byVA! xx

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    Jul 23, 2013, 08.41 PMby step-van-b

    Your dress is a dream! Thank you for sharing. I have missed it in the magazine, maybe because of the print.

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      Jul 23, 2013, 09.31 PMby liliv-1

      Thank you very much for your lovely comment! I agree that the printed fabric in the magazine hides the design:)

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    Jul 23, 2013, 07.55 PMby Angie H

    So glad you stuck it out till the finish. Thank you for sharing it with us. The pumpkin/ coral color is beautiful and the pics are amazing …..You never disappoint!

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      Jul 23, 2013, 08.06 PMby liliv-1

      Thank you very very much raesmom for your kind comments! It was an epic project:) I had never had anything coral before and didn’t know if it it would suit me but I decided to give it a try.

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