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Blue satin dress with front drape

Added Apr 28, 2013

by liliv-1

Athens, Greece






2 years ago I became godmother to an adorable little girl and of course I needed a dress for the baptism ceremony. I decided to make one and I wanted to be as easier to sew as possible. I bought this impressive blue satin and used pattern 126 from 5/2004 (the gorgeous fashion photo of the burda issue and the technical drawing are shown at the last picture). The pattern was extremely simple but it has a gorgeous draped piece at the front. The dress was sewn in 6-7 hours from tracing the pattern to final result.
I was so lucky that I found a necklace and a pair of fabric satin shoes at the same exactly shade of blue for a very low price:))))) The whole outfit ( fabric, shoes, necklace) cost me only 40 euros (or 70, if you also count the hairdo!!!) but it was eyecatching due to the strong color of the dress, the beautiful drape which complimented my small bust and the matching shoes:)
The next project to post will be a cute dress for my godgirl.


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    May 12, 2013, 03.18 PMby frederi


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      May 12, 2013, 03.39 PMby liliv-1


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    May 3, 2013, 10.51 AMby The Tropical Sewist

    Such a very elegant dress – love the beautiful neckline! And congrats on the god-daughter – enjoy many happy hours with her! maybe we will see matching dresses next? ;)

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      May 3, 2013, 11.21 AMby liliv-1

      Of course we will:)Thanks!!

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    May 1, 2013, 03.27 PMby Poppy Flowers

    You look as much pretty as much happy in photos! :))) This dress compliments you much and looks so luxurious the whole outfit! You inspired me on (still) thinking to sew my own dress, for my best friend’s wedding,as I am going to be the maid if honor! I don’t really know if I am going to sew it, but you really gave me courage! Your little lady is going to be happy with the dress and I bet as she grows older she will appreciate her godmother’s talent more and more(don’t forget, when she’s at the appropriate age to sew her the same pattern, it will be fun!)!! Keep going!!

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      May 1, 2013, 07.26 PMby liliv-1

      Thank you so much!! Of course you can sew your dress for the wedding … why not? If you choose the right pattern and fabric you will have a great dress without so much risk … I really hope that my goddaughter will be happy with her dress! My greatest dream is that when she’s at the appropriate age for this pattern she will sew it herself :)))

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    Apr 29, 2013, 11.14 AMby sleepy-dumpling

    You look really fabulous! The dress is so pretty and I love your accessories. Thank you for sharing your lovely photographs. x

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      Apr 29, 2013, 02.51 PMby liliv-1

      thanks for your kind comments!:)

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    Apr 29, 2013, 08.58 AMby velvetribbon

    You look absolutely gorgeous in this dress. I love the fabric and i wish i have the pattern:)

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      Apr 29, 2013, 09.21 AMby liliv-1

      Thank you very much velvetribbon, I love this fabric too, its color is awesome. If you wish to make a drape like this just tell me to give you some instructions ….. it isn’t difficult at all …. the original drape pattern piece of burda wasn’t good anyway so I corrected it it myself on the neckline. Kisses!

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    Apr 29, 2013, 03.55 AMby kisses

    Lovely Liliv and colour is fab…you should smile more. I like it :-)

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      Apr 29, 2013, 07.25 AMby liliv-1

      :)))) thank you dear!

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    Apr 28, 2013, 09.15 PMby BeeZee

    You look absolutely gorgeous! And you have such a beautiful smile, never mind the stunning dress! Thanks for posting these lovely photos my friend!

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      Apr 28, 2013, 09.31 PMby liliv-1

      Thanks for your lovely and kind comments my friend:)

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    Apr 28, 2013, 08.48 PMby Helguchi

    Wow! The fabric and the dress is gorgeous and you look amazing. I love how the drape give the dress such an elegant touch.

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      Apr 28, 2013, 08.56 PMby liliv-1

      Oh, thanks so much!

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    Apr 28, 2013, 08.18 PMby Jolands

    what a lovely dress and great colour, You look stunning. I wish I had the pattern.
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      Apr 28, 2013, 08.40 PMby liliv-1

      Thank you very much Jolands! If you like to make a drape like this you can try it, it’s not difficult….just tell me to give you the basic shape and you can drape it on any pattern similar to mine….I did the same myself because the original drape piece of Burda didn’t look good….the draping was very easy to do.

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    Apr 28, 2013, 08.05 PMby Mary P.

    Είναι τόσο όμορφο! ’Ενα γαλάζιο, φωτεινό όνειρο! Υ.γ Μα η κόμμωση να στοιχίσει σχεδόν όσο το φόρεμα, τα παπούτσια και το κόσμημα;;; Τρελά λεφτά βγάζουν οι κομμώτριες τελικά!!!

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      Apr 28, 2013, 08.29 PMby liliv-1

      Κάποτε έβγαζαν, τώρα πια αυτά είναι περασμένα μεγαλεία, που χρήματα τώρα για χτενίσματα? Και σε αυτό το θέμα δεν μπορώ να είμαι αυτόνομη …. έχω γεννηθεί με δυο αριστερά χέρια οσον αφορα τις βούρτσες και τις χτένες.
      Ένα γαλάζιο φωτεινό όνειρο?!! Μα εσύ με ανεβάζεις πολύ, έχεις ταλέντο και στα λόγια εκτός από τα χέρια!!:)

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    Apr 28, 2013, 06.34 PMby puffinlove

    I agree! The dress is beautiful in its simplicity, you look gorgeous, and it is indeed nice to see you smiling!

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      Apr 28, 2013, 06.37 PMby liliv-1

      nice to read lovely comments….makes me smile again…thank you:)))

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    Apr 28, 2013, 05.03 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

    Only can refrain the others’ comments! very shining, good choice of fabric, looks gamouring:)

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      Apr 28, 2013, 05.49 PMby liliv-1

      :))) thank you!

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    Apr 28, 2013, 04.31 PMby Zsuzso

    Wonderful dress. Beautiful , love the smiling pictures too.

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      Apr 28, 2013, 04.33 PMby liliv-1

      :))))) Thanks a lot!!!

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    Apr 28, 2013, 04.31 PMby Zsuzso

    Wonderful dress. Beautiful , love the smiling pictures too.

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    Apr 28, 2013, 03.57 PMby Mary Athey

    oh wow!!’ this is so beautiful. its a stunning colour and looks fabulous on you. the drapes divine and its lovely to see you smiling . i’d smile as well if i had this dress. simply stunning work x

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      Apr 28, 2013, 04.07 PMby liliv-1

      Thank you so much Mary, I’m smiling now because of your lovely comments:))))))

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