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Blue/white summer dress

Added Mar 1, 2008

by solv

Oslo, Norway






My first homesewn dress! It is made from a large and thin shawl I bought at Indiska on sale. I didn’t use a pattern, instead I started with folding the shawl in two and cut a neck opening in the fold (so I got a sort of poncho). I sewed the sides together (except for where my arms were to be) in a manner giving a more figure-fitting shape, and gradually worked my way towards something that could pass for a dress. :-) I did some additional figure-fitting in the back (one seam starting on each side of the back center zipper, running down to the lower back) and on the sides of the bust. I guess I didn’t do this by the book at all, and I am by no means skilled in sewing - but it was fun! And now I have a homemade wearable summer dress. Bring on the summer! :)

Material Notes

Fabric (not sure exactly which kind, some thin fabric, non-elastic), thread, zipper, Bernina




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    May 18, 2009, 11.10 PMby sewzen

    Aww! I wish I had a dress like this to wear around the house, and the garden, and the market, and. . . ! Very pretty and creatively done!

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    Mar 2, 2008, 03.01 PMby solv

    Thanks for the nice comments! When I saw this fabric/shawl at Indiska (jeg digger også Indiska!!) I liked the pattern and colours so much I just had to buy it and see if I could make something out of it.

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    Mar 2, 2008, 05.57 AMby justelaite

    very nice! i like your choice of fabric and colour!

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    Mar 2, 2008, 05.49 AMby petchy

    Så fin!!! Elsker stoffet!! indiska har så masse fint, og dette var en veldig kreativ måte å bruke sjalet på! Well done! :)

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    Mar 1, 2008, 12.20 PMby dairyheir66

    I’m impressed. Very nice!

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