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Crocodile Print Dress

Added Mar 3, 2013

by Redsonia

Piedmont, Italy






Looking through my new spring-summer wardrobe I noticed that I am lacking a basic simple dress that may be worn with various accessories and be suitable for different occasions. The March issue of Burdastyle magazine features a perfect pattern for my scope: I am in love with round neckline and the shape of the darts in bodice and skirt.
I made some alterations for better fitting in the waist and in side seams. I’ve found the round neckline too deep for my taste, so I added 2 cm all around it.
Read more on my blog

Material Notes

Pure silk, 60 cm zipper




Garment Type

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    Apr 29, 2013, 10.56 PMby Welanie

    WOW, you are so elegant and then I saw you are from Italy, the land of fashion and it makes it even better. I am going to make this dress with a vintage Broderie Anglaise, from a Geiger skirt my grand-mother baught in Austria years ago. It will look a lot like this dress from LK Bennett that’s 195 british pounds : http://www.lkbennett.com/clothing/dresses/DRBRITANI051COTTON

    To be continued…

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    Mar 11, 2013, 06.41 AMby melmeum

    just stunning! and impeccable workmanship (workwomanship?). i have cut a muslin for this dress myself and will also need to add a few cms to the very low neckline! thanks for the confirmation.

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      Mar 11, 2013, 07.12 AMby Redsonia

      Thank you, melmeum! Have a look at more photos in my blog.

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    Mar 10, 2013, 09.45 PMby lamabelle

    This is fantastic! The fit looks perfect, and I am struggling with that right now. Do you have any suggestions for resources to find out how to get that perfect fit for our projects?

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      Mar 11, 2013, 07.11 AMby Redsonia

      Thank you, lamabelle. I always measure the pattern and compare with my actual waist and hip measurements before cutting the fabric. I have an hourglass shape, so for 38 Burda size my usual alterations are to take 3-4 cm in wais and add 1 cm in hips.

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    Mar 5, 2013, 03.48 AMby Testosterone

    Quite elegant!

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      Mar 5, 2013, 03.26 PMby Redsonia

      Thank you!

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    Mar 4, 2013, 08.08 AMby ladafl

    hi – this is beautiful dress. I was not too sure about the dress I saw in March Burda, but your dress is great!

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      Mar 4, 2013, 09.06 AMby Redsonia

      I am glad you’ve changed your mind about the dress, it’s really a good basic pattern.

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    Mar 4, 2013, 01.52 AMby puffinlove

    I always admire your projects, and this one is no exception – very nice! And it fits the versatility requirement that you had, so success!

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      Mar 4, 2013, 07.00 AMby Redsonia

      Thank you very much, puffinlove!

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    Mar 3, 2013, 10.37 PMby Mary Athey

    Gorgeous dress, love.the fabric x

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      Mar 3, 2013, 10.39 PMby Redsonia

      Thank you, Mary Athey

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