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Butterflies on the Green Meadow!

Added Mar 12, 2013

by cris orange

Vienna, Austria






Slowly it becomes obvious: I am addicted to colours! I love almost all colours, above all the pure vibrant ones, but also the pastels, neons, metallics etc etc etc. I love playing with colours, combine them and see how they take effect on each other and together.
As I saw this fabric in the store, I knew it instantly: this would be my next project.
Because my wardrobe has a deficit in green and blue :-)
But my project delayed, because in the meantime I got my first and hot desired serger (the “helicopter” as my husband calls it :-)). I had seen such a thing only in pictures and I was rather afraid of it. In the store they didn´t offer a guidance for it, so I had to fight with it by myself. It took me one week until I brought the “helicopter” to flying, but it brought me to desperation with the permanent threading and needle changing (I wanted to try all stiches!) and also with denial of sewing! But now I am very happy with it: finally I can make beautiful serged edges, this look rather professional!
Eventually I could start my new project: I chose the Vogue Pattern V8020, but I didn´t know, which size I am. So I startet with 6, then I tried 10 and then 8. Fortunately I made a muslin, more precisely 2, with countless changes and fittings. At the end 8 was the right size, with just tightend it a little bit.
Then came the fashion fabric – a wonderful cotton jacquard – and it was the mere pleasure to work with it. The dress is fully lined, in orange! because I love the combination green-orange since years and it also matches the butterflies. And look, some more butterflies and flowers came besides :-)

Material Notes

Cotton Jacquard




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Classic, Evening Wear, Mod

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    Sep 9, 2014, 01.07 PMby Jess1984

    This fabric is amazing! Love it!

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      Sep 9, 2014, 02.20 PMby cris orange

      yes it is very special… and it was not cheap :-)

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    Mar 31, 2013, 04.41 AMby marloncosta

    WOW!!! Love everything about it! Nice stitching detail on the hem of the lining!

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      Mar 31, 2013, 10.08 AMby cris orange

      thank you! I love putting some nice hidden detail :)

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    Mar 15, 2013, 01.45 AMby neveenkarnes

    nice pattern and colors… well done !!!

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    Mar 14, 2013, 06.28 PMby balllisaann

    Aha! This looks like Simplicity 1715. Yours looks amazing.

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      Mar 14, 2013, 06.48 PMby cris orange

      thank you! but it´s not simplicity, is Vogue V8020 :)

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      Mar 14, 2013, 10.18 PMby balllisaann

      You’re right. Similar, but Vouge’s 8020 waist looks a biter and two more pleats.

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    Mar 14, 2013, 08.02 AMby apfelbluete

    Toll! passform ist fantastisch! wie schade, dass du keinen blog hast. ich ahbe deine projekte durchgeguckt- du nähst klasse. auch die details kann man leider nicht gross sehen.

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      Mar 14, 2013, 08.24 AMby cris orange

      liebe apfelblüte! danke für dein kompliment, von dir freut mich das besonders, denn du hast auch sehr schöne sachen, ich kenne dich schon von der deutschen burda :) (übrigens dort sieht man die details besser, weil man auf die einzelnen bilder klicken kann). Ich überlege schon seit einiger zeit, einen modeblog zu machen, habe mich aber mit dem thema noch nicht richtig beschäftigt, jetzt nimmt das nähen selbst meine ganze freizeit in anspruch :) lg cris

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    Mar 13, 2013, 11.25 PMby Rhy Hall

    This is very cute!

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    Mar 13, 2013, 03.43 PMby ladafl

    i love the pattern and the fabric. it looks fab!

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      Mar 13, 2013, 04.10 PMby cris orange

      thank you, I also love it :-)

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    Mar 13, 2013, 01.06 PMby liliv-1

    It’ s perfect, the print, the colours, the lining, what to mention first?…… it’ s absolutely adorable! How did you make the flowers at the lining?

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      Mar 13, 2013, 01.20 PMby cris orange

      thank you liliv! the flowers and the little butterflies? very easy, my sewing mashine has some decorative stiches :-)

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    Mar 13, 2013, 05.42 AMby balllisaann

    Looks like a perfect fit now! It’s nice to know I’m not the only one having a hard time figuring out sizing and having to make and seam rip out a lot. But your efforts paid off. I love the dropped waist. There is a James Bond movie where the leading lady (Greek) wears a black dropped waist dress when she goes shopping in town. I’m hoping to make that some day and this pattern looks similar.

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      Mar 13, 2013, 10.10 AMby cris orange

      It´s my first Vogue pattern, and they seem to give very much ease in the dresses. Corresponding to the size table I should be a 10 or 12, but the waist of the final garment would have been 16cm bigger than my waist! So I was very confused. Now I hope 8 is my basis size with Vogue also on other dresses. Well, I didn´t know I have now a James Bond Girl dress :) Thank you!

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    Mar 13, 2013, 12.59 AMby flowergirl22

    stunning dress,, I love the orange lining,,

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      Mar 13, 2013, 10.03 AMby cris orange

      yes, when I see it, I think I need now a dress in this orange :)

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      Mar 13, 2013, 02.23 PMby flowergirl22

      do a swap,, the same fabric just reversal role,, unless you cant get anymore,, the weight would be the same,, mind you I can see you with an orange dress and dark blue lining

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      Mar 13, 2013, 04.46 PMby cris orange

      hi flowergrirl, well, swaping with the same fabrics is not really possible, because the fashion fabric is rather thick and the lining is thin… anyway, an orange dress is now on my wishlist. :) but another pattern, I have already an idea :)

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    Mar 12, 2013, 11.54 PMby Mary Athey

    Stunning dress, i love the fabric and its gorgeous on you x

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    Mar 12, 2013, 11.32 PMby schnui

    This is a beautiful dress and I love the colour and vibrancy of the fabric.

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      Mar 13, 2013, 10.01 AMby cris orange

      me too :) I fell in love with this fabric from the first instant!

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    Mar 12, 2013, 11.04 PMby perilsp

    What a charming lining and very nice finish work on this lovely dress you have made!

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