The (red) beginners dress

Added Jan 7, 2013

by medea

Halle, Germany

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Did you see “the beginners?” Melanie Laurent wears a nice red dress in some parts of the movie and on the cover. I watched the movie a year ago and was on the hunt for the perfect red (jersey) fabric ever since. I am not so much in love with the cut of it, I just wanted a red dress…badly!

A couple of weeks ago I went fabric shopping with a friend. She loved the red we found just as much as I did and requested immediately THE DRESS (we saw the movie together, go figure ^^)
although in a slightly different version (inspiration for the pattern was the street style photo she found on one of my pinterest boards → girl with spring dress and green cardigan).

I made the skirt a circle and the bow/belt larger, also it has no sleeves

All in all I finished the dress in about 4 hours (inlcuding making the pattern) and it’s on its way to her. I hope she likes it and maybe she sends me some pictures where she’s wearing it so I can replace the bad light dummy pictures. EDIT: here she is, looking out the window :3 I kinda love the picture <3

Soon I will make myself the dress, probably again with another pattern, not sure yet, we’ll see ;)

Material Notes

Jersey

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Summer, Spring
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Classic, Romantic
Material
Knits/Jersey

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    Jun 2, 2014, 04.00 AMby ruizjenn

    I love this dress so much! Do you possibly sell the dress or the pattern? Thank you!!

    ruizjenn2@gmail.com

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    Feb 3, 2013, 06.19 PMby perlendiva

    Aren’t jersey dresses the best: look good and feel as comfy as pj’s ;-) yours is especially lovely!!

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      Feb 5, 2013, 03.12 PMby medea

      thanks ;)

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    Feb 3, 2013, 06.19 PMby perlendiva

    Aren’t jersey dresses the best: look good and feel as comfy as pj’s ;-) yours is especially lovely!!

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    Jan 14, 2013, 05.20 AMby neveenkarnes

    very nice style and color. you are a good friend.

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      Jan 14, 2013, 07.52 AMby medea

      Thank you :3 you’re so kind

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    Jan 11, 2013, 05.58 PMby flowergirl22

    very nice, I am from paderborn, , love the colour

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      Jan 12, 2013, 06.28 PMby medea

      Ja, die Farbe is der Hammer .
      Dankeschön ;)

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    Jan 11, 2013, 01.48 PMby tejka

    would defitanelly wear it:) nice work.

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      Jan 12, 2013, 06.28 PMby medea

      Thanks :D

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    Jan 8, 2013, 12.01 PMby lolacouture

    I love this dress !!!!

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      Jan 8, 2013, 05.04 PMby medea

      Thank you :3

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    Jan 7, 2013, 11.02 PMby Mary Athey

    The dress is lovely and.im sure your.lucky friend will be.thrilled.with.it x

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      Jan 8, 2013, 07.39 AMby medea

      you’re so sweet, thank you :)

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