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A Summer Dress for Budapest

Added Oct 11, 2013

by caireen

Heidelberg, Germany






Back in summer, I went to Budapest for two weeks, which happens to be my favourite city of all times. Of course I had to look my very best for this special occasion! I had been thinking for a while that I was bored with my usual colour scheme of red, blue or purple and needed to go outside my comfort zone. This orange fabric seemed absolutely perfect for that objective, because I never wear orange. I don’t know why, it’s such a bright, happy colour! Perfect for summer in Budapest. (Bonus points: polka dots! You can never have enough dresses with polka dots, right?)

So I whipped up this little number – the pattern would be rather easy if it weren’t for the fitting issues. It’s definitely drafted for teenage girls. I made two dresses way back when I didn’t have quite as much womanly curves, so to speak, and I don’t fit in them anymore because now I have boobs. Bummer! (Not really.) I had to cut the top in size 40 instead of 36 like my old dresses; I used the old skirt pattern pieces, which turned out to make the whole thing a lot more complicated than imagined. But after a lot of tweaking with darts to make the top line up with the skirt, here it is: My out of my comfort zone orange summer dress for Budapest. I wrote it twice in those two weeks and it really was perfect.

Pattern: Korsagenkleid – 50er-Jahre-Look




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    Oct 14, 2013, 02.19 PMby liliv-1

    Oh, this is so cute and looks perfect for your style!

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    Oct 13, 2013, 04.15 AMby SewNotWork

    Really like the color and dress. Good job!

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      Oct 13, 2013, 06.39 AMby caireen

      Thank you!

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    Oct 11, 2013, 09.54 AMby Mary Athey

    This dress is lovely on you. The fabrics fab and it fits you perfectly x

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      Oct 11, 2013, 11.13 AMby caireen

      Thank you!

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    Oct 11, 2013, 09.27 AMby omgdora

    Very cute and perfectly summery :) The color looks great on you.

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      Oct 11, 2013, 11.13 AMby caireen

      Thank you! I can’t wait for next year’s summer so I can wear it again.

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