Vacation dress -- BWOF 07-2009-105

Added Aug 7, 2010

by olya

Chicago, Illinoi...

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Description

After my last tropical vacation, I realized that I was missing a “beach-coverup-dress” — something cool and airy enough to wear to the beach, yet dress-like enough to go shopping or to lunch afterwards, without having to change. Unfortunately, I made this dress AFTER returning from a vacation, with no upcoming trip to the tropics in the near future. So, for now, I am wearing this dress when I am out and about running errands. The print is slightly obnoxious to wear in non-tropical-vacation setting, but I got over it.

I liked this dress pattern at first sight, and actually made it in a shirting fabric as well (much more suited for summer in the city) — I’ll post some pictures when I get around to taking them. The only change I made to the pattern was to omit the pockets, because I was dead-set on making french seams on the sides, which doesn’t easily work with in-seam pockets.

P.S. it so looks like the model photo in Burda magazine, it’s weird: http://www.burdafashion.com/content/viewer.jsp?imagePath=/images/repos/1/000/001/782/000001782286

Material Notes

Cotton lawn purchased from DenverFabrics.com

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

Season
Summer
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Beach, Bohemian, Casual
Material
Cotton, Shirting

Credits

Pattern
Fabric
Photography

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    Aug 15, 2010, 04.20 AMby olya

    Thank you, everyone! It’s so encouraging to get such nice comments :)

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    Aug 8, 2010, 05.36 AMby Zane Tanqueco

    stunning!=) wonderful print!

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    Aug 8, 2010, 02.12 AMby wishofhappiness

    i love it! it has the perfect use!

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    Aug 7, 2010, 10.31 PMby susisonne

    I like your dress, I havn`t noticed this pattern in the magazine but your version looks great!

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