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Added Nov 5, 2017

by Elpida Kyriakou

Athens, Greece






I have so many clothes, too many clothes…. But there is always something missing!
I needed a basic, neutral color coat that would go with everything. And here it is! This pattern is perfect and it would look gorgeous in any bold color, like red or yellow, BUT….
I made the dress for a business event where I needed a “lady like” look (which I actually hate…) . The dress was very different when I first wore it (less black, more cream-beige…) and although I got several compliments, I unpicked it the same evening and made it again. I like it better now! Note that although the pattern is classified to the advanced level, it wasn’t at all hard to make!





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    Nov 22, 2017, 10.35 AMby hello Itsme

    both are stunning and highly impressive, the fit are great; such a chic well sewn coat, and i love how you tried using both a print and a solid fabric for the dress, and also how the panel/sash is highlighted in a asymmetric style. youve inspired me now! xx

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    Nov 14, 2017, 10.47 PMby Maria Loupa

    Επιτέλους βρήκα χρόνο να σου γράψω, Ελπίδα οι δημιουργίες σου είναι και οι δυο τέλειες! Αυτό το φόρεμα μου άρεσε πολύ στο περιοδικό , είναι κάτι καινούριο και ενδιαφέρον. Μπορώ να σου πω ότι το δικό σου είναι ακόμη πιο ωραίο! Σου ταιριάζει τέλεια! … το ίδιο και η φοβερή καμπαρντίνα . Επίσης ένα φοβερό κομμάτι. Είσαι πολύ chic και φινετσάτη.

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    Nov 14, 2017, 06.52 AMby izbott

    This is so chic and beautiful tailoring.

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    Nov 13, 2017, 06.52 AMby Eli Cat

    What a beautiful outfit! The dress looks great on you. Brave!

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    Nov 11, 2017, 11.02 PMby Tzai

    Ελπίδα, το φόρεμα είναι απλά υπέροχο, μου αρέσει περισσότερο το δικό σου απ’αυτο που φοράει το μοντέλο! και με την καμπαρντίνα έκανες πολύ καλή δουλειά, φαντάζομαι θα την φοράς συνέχεια!

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    Nov 11, 2017, 04.59 AMby alice9163

    You look great and classy in both outfits. Well done

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    Nov 10, 2017, 08.07 AMby Ellen Hatteland

    Your sewing skills is fabulous my friend! I fell in love with your gorgeous dress……♥

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    Nov 8, 2017, 05.57 PMby Luda Tomashevska

    Wow! You look gorgeous! So interesting and flattering colour combination on your dress!

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    Nov 8, 2017, 05.28 PMby chula123

    tell me about it, a wardrobe full of clothes, but never the right thing to wear, hahahaha. Love both coat and dress and I know you don’t normally go for the ladylike look, it really suits you, you look wonderful in this outfit. I have never owned a trenchcoat but am tempted by this one, gorgeous! what fabric did you use for the dress, its wonderful.

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    Nov 7, 2017, 06.33 PMby Doth

    You look gorgeous, Elpida! The coat pattern is perfect. I made a blue version this summer, but I like your neutral version as well. Whether you wear a jeans or a gorgeous dress underneath, you always look stylish. I like the dress as well. The black part makes it special. Maybe the business-look isn’t your cup of tea, but it suits you very well!

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    Nov 7, 2017, 07.55 AMby Mary Athey

    Both pieces are fabulous elpida. I love the coat and you will get so much wear out of it. The dress is quite a head turner and I love what you’ve done with the pattern .xx

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    Nov 6, 2017, 05.27 PMby sarahsdaughter

    They both look fabulous !!

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    Nov 6, 2017, 04.24 PMby SurMesure

    Beautiful pieces, love the coat (and really want to make one too) and this dress looks amazing… Tempted but as you mentioned I have the same problem:“too many clothes”….

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    Nov 6, 2017, 08.53 AMby Mayke27

    Love it! Both the coat and the dress. The lady like look also suits you ;) This dress is also on my to-sew-list, so it’s good to know that it isn’t as difficult to make as the ‘advanced level’ suggests!

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    Nov 6, 2017, 07.53 AMby Maria Hayek

    I love both the dress and the coat! Both look fantastic on you :)

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    Nov 6, 2017, 07.37 AMby lomarilou

    Το έχεις Ελπίδα το έχεις! Το Λουκ αν κ δεν σου αρέσει όπως λες σου πάει πολύ κ το υποστηρίζεις! Το φόρεμα είναι τέλειο….Πώς μου ξέφυγε εμένα αυτό το τεύχος; Ξέρεις τώρα δεν τα παίρνω όλα..Αλλά αυτό το πατρόν είναι υπέροχο κ πολύ διαφορετικό από τα υπόλοιπα! Λες θα μπορούσα να βρω το τεύχος τώρα κάπου; Στην Αθήνα φαντάζομαι…

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    Nov 6, 2017, 07.20 AMby martinK

    perfect tailoring!

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