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Cherry Wine Top

Added Oct 6, 2010

by magdamagda

Romania, Romania






I have been waiting for activity feed to work again in order to post this but it’s been almost a week and I am getting restless…

Burgundy is one of my favourite colours, the amazing trimming was something I already had so I bought a matching cotton mix… They stayed quite a while on my shelf waiting for me to decide on the design. Technically there’s a lot of gathering and edges finished in tight small zig-zag, the band around the neck is done up to a point the same way as described in Heart square neckline technique. I love how the cropped back turned out, all I can say is that when the front and back details were done I was really happy they were DONE :D

I briefly blogged this here and it’s also available in my etsy shop , I didn’t put the “for sale” label here coz personally I find it intimidating:D, I’d love to get your feedback on how it appeals to you:)

Material Notes

golden burgundy trimming, blended cotton, circular elastic for sleeves, interface for waist band



Related Techniques


Garment Type
Evening Wear, Ethnic, Preppy, Romantic

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    Nov 21, 2010, 04.50 AMby prairieponygirl

    Incredible top! Your style and designing is wonderful, this dress is so beautiful!

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      Nov 21, 2010, 07.39 AMby magdamagda

      Thank you so much!!!:D

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    Oct 28, 2010, 05.07 AMby debophile

    Sososososo Pretty!!! I LOVE it!!

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    Oct 8, 2010, 04.11 PMby seazoo

    wooow! This is superior quality dress! LOVE!!!

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    Oct 7, 2010, 10.28 PMby nessys

    I too adore this colour and it looks fabulous on you. This is so beautiful – the ruffles on the cut outs on the back and on the neckline are exquisite, and your hard work and effort was definitely worth it. The contrasting gold fabric adds so much to it. Just beautiful! I don’t know how you can bear to sell it but am sure it will be snapped up quick.

    I can sympathise with the struggle of getting a husband to take photos!

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      Oct 8, 2010, 05.07 AMby magdamagda

      Oh no, this one stays with me! :D Like all my other clothes:) Custom orders available only;) And ah! the struggle is fine as long as I like the results:)) Thank you!

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    Oct 7, 2010, 05.23 PMby Denise Angela

    This looks gorgeous on you & I love the back ruffle details!! I like burgundy too :)

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      Oct 7, 2010, 05.59 PMby magdamagda

      Thanks for the compliments:D

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    Oct 7, 2010, 03.24 PMby carottesauvage

    Wonderful! The back, front, sides are jewels-like!

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      Oct 7, 2010, 04.56 PMby magdamagda

      Thank you, credit goes to my mother-in-law for tying so nicely the bow on the back!

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    Oct 7, 2010, 03.02 PMby littlelaza

    This is very inspiring. Love the color, love the details. Thanks for sharing.

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      Oct 7, 2010, 03.10 PMby magdamagda

      You’re so welcome and I’m glad you find inspiration in it!

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    Oct 7, 2010, 02.49 PMby anajan

    Amazing! The color is perfect and the details are breathtaking! Bravo!

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      Oct 7, 2010, 03.09 PMby magdamagda

      Thank you so much AnaJan, Im happy it got your attention the right way:D

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    Oct 7, 2010, 02.40 PMby rachelnyc

    This is so beautiful! I am glad you posted it despite the hiccups in the Activity Feed. It will be back up again shortly. The Activity Feed has been problematic recently and we are working on solving the problem at the root to prevent frequent disruptions in the future.

    -Rachel @ BurdaStyle

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      Oct 7, 2010, 03.04 PMby magdamagda

      I am glad I posted it too Rachel and I’m so glad you like it! :) I hope the activity feed comes back again with everything that we’ve missed, it’s a great feature! Thank you so much, I’m sure everyone addicted to the site is impatient!

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    Oct 7, 2010, 05.59 AMby vasea

    I love this dress. Everything is perfect about it: the color, the fabrics, the cuttings. Such a bautifull combination. Bravo! Hit me with another one!

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      Oct 7, 2010, 07.31 AMby magdamagda

      thank you so much Vasi, hopefully I will!:)

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    Oct 7, 2010, 01.44 AMby melonhead

    Sooooooo pretty!! I love what you did in the back!! Absolutely gorgeous!!

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    Oct 6, 2010, 10.03 PMby scheryka

    Ooh La La

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    Oct 6, 2010, 09.44 PMby ascendancy123

    this is so inspiring, absolutely beautiful work :)

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    Oct 6, 2010, 06.39 PMby luxihere

    The fabric looks so Indian especially the yoke fabric. nice outfit.

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      Oct 6, 2010, 07.16 PMby magdamagda

      Well everything IS Indian:D Thanks!

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    Oct 6, 2010, 06.31 PMby fabricaddict

    wow beautiful back!!

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    Oct 6, 2010, 06.21 PMby carolinam

    Verly beautiful. Love the color.

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      Oct 6, 2010, 06.36 PMby magdamagda

      Thanks, I think it’s a colour that spells “elegance” so it helped a lot in giving the defining note:)

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    Oct 6, 2010, 06.10 PMby ghainskom

    It’s lovely. Lovely. Love the fabric combination. The surprise in the back, the bib. Simple, feminine, original. Lovely. BUT: There’s something about the hem, isn’t there?

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      Oct 6, 2010, 06.34 PMby magdamagda

      the hem is tight small zig-zag like on most other edges, the meaning of “something” might be hasty ironing and not enough preparation as getting my husband in the after noon sun and keeping him there pressing the shutter enough times is quite a challenge and a chance that once i get i cannot waste!:)) Or at least i hope it’s that! :)) I’m glad you like it!

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