The Cape Verde Dress

Added Feb 3, 2011

by suzetewilliams

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Description

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

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Summer
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Casual
Material
Cotton

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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!

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      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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