The Cape Verde Dress

Added Feb 3, 2011

by suzetewilliams

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My sister is going to Cape Verde on holiday this month and asked me to make her a dress… She said that she wanted one “exactly like that one that Eva Longoria is wearing in the Magnum advert”. I took a look at it and I made one NOTHING like it… hahahaha. Though I think this is better because it won’t show her boobs too much.

She loves green, so I bought this lightweight cotton and lined the skirt with silk lining. Hope she likes it… I now have to post it to her in Holland, but hopefully you’ll like it too.

Material Notes

Cotton fabric, silk lining, invisible zipper




Garment Type

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    Feb 4, 2011, 04.02 PMby lienepien

    Wow like this dress! Great for a Holiday! Hope it will survive its way to Holland!

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    Feb 4, 2011, 12.02 PMby peipe

    Wow – a great dress – if your sister doesn’t like/want it, I’ll take it. I love the way the straps are hugging the back and seem like going around. Simply beautiful!

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    Feb 3, 2011, 09.55 PMby dottedhalfnote

    This is gorgeous! I love the way it ties…

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    Feb 3, 2011, 09.49 PMby BeYou TiFul

    Beautiful!! I am sure she’ll like !

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    Feb 3, 2011, 02.25 PMby kelepso

    Pretty dress!

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      Feb 3, 2011, 02.33 PMby suzetewilliams

      Thank you. Love your photo – is that London?

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      Feb 4, 2011, 01.02 AMby kelepso

      No. It’s not London. Although it would have been nice to have been there. I shot this photo in Miami at a British bar. Thanks!

    • Il_430xn_156061385_large

      Feb 4, 2011, 10.18 AMby suzetewilliams

      Ah… Rule Britannia! hahaha I’m not British, so don’t shoot. I’m a capeverdean (from Cape Verde) living England. I love London, so if you’re ever here…

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      Feb 4, 2011, 02.45 PMby kelepso

      Thanks! Cheers!

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    Feb 3, 2011, 01.58 PMby nidhi

    Your sister is very lucky; this is an absolutely beautiful dress!

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    • Il_430xn_156061385_large

      Feb 3, 2011, 02.33 PMby suzetewilliams

      Thank you, I hope she agrees with you. :-)

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