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The End Of Summer Dress

Added Sep 3, 2013

by Milena Bella

Tel Aviv, Israel






I designed this dress myself, based on a few vintage images from the 60’s I studied. The bodice is a princess line cut, with a boat neck and a deep v in the back. The skirt is self drafted A line, with no darts and side seam pockets. Underlined with cotton voile, has a slit in the back. More details on the blog –

I find that drafting a pattern is easy and satisfying , and I love manipulating the basic patterns I have into new shapes. How about you? Do you prefer working with the ready made patterns and fitting it to your body or playing with a slopper?




Garment Type
Beach, Bohemian, Classic, Vintage

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    Sep 4, 2013, 10.24 PMby slmnstyle

    Wonderful dress! I would love to draft my own patterns, but for now, I take the easier way out and use commercial patterns and modify them here and there to make my own desired design. You have done a great job on making your own pattern and it worked out very well!

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    Sep 4, 2013, 04.24 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

    Wonderful fabric and nice dress, these colourful warm days are very inspiring: you look like a nymph of a coming autumn :)

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    Sep 3, 2013, 08.31 PMby puffinlove

    That’s a lovely dress! The fabric’s gorgeous – it seems to glow from within, and looks super on the beach!

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    Sep 3, 2013, 03.13 PMby Tiffany Phares

    I love Love LOVE this!!! Where did you find that fabric? It is perfect for that dress

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    Sep 3, 2013, 08.48 AMby olystyrene

    This is just gorgeous and I love your choice of fabric!

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    Sep 3, 2013, 08.31 AMby Mary Athey

    Gorgeous dress great fabric and lovely photos. I am only at the copying stage, i can make a pattern from an excisting item and i also frankenstein some patterns by taking a bit from here and a bit from there lol. One day i’d love to draft my own dresses from scratch x

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    Sep 3, 2013, 08.25 AMby Jelena Mitic

    Oh, I love it! Great colours, super pattern! I love the back too :)

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    Sep 3, 2013, 07.30 AMby mayadaughterofsun

    The fabric is gorgeous! The dress looks great on you

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