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D&G cobalt silk satin dress

Added Jun 2, 2019

by Irina Schwab

Aylesbury, Unite...






The silk satin fabric is crying for a seaside backdrop, and the Greek Islands are an ideal setting.

It was somewhere in the Greek Islands, more precisely in Rhodos, about three years ago, that I discovered this fantastic fabric shop selling designer fabrics. I have spent all the holiday money on the most fantastic selection of jersey, cotton, lace and silk fabrics, with amazing prints by D&G, Cavalli, Versace.

This is one of the silk satin fabrics with a cobalt abstract print, which featured in D&G’s SS collection about 3 years ago. Unfortunately, I could only afford 1 meter, so the options were rather limited. The straight, segmented pattern reduced the possibilities even further.
Initially I had planned to re-make the slip from a Burda style party dress (the Dior inspired project). After cutting the skirt pieces, I realised that the pattern made the skirt impossible. I saved what I could and re-cut a straight skirt with some basic darts. I added the frills after I managed to sew together numerous fragments of fabric. It was like a complex puzzle, however I got there in the end.
The dress is embellished with pearl/beaded white lace purchased by meter from John Lewis haberdashery.
Fabric: Dolce & Gabbana stretch silk satin
Lace: John Lewis
Sandals: Dune Magik stars in rose
Earrings: New Look
Vintage bag and necklace
Location: Analipsis, Crete

Material Notes

Fabric: Dolce & Gabbana stretch silk satin
Lace: John Lewis




Spring, Summer
Garment Type

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    Jun 8, 2019, 10.10 PMby Cristina Staicu

    Timeless beauty and style! It’s gorgeous! Xxx

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    Jun 5, 2019, 09.50 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Fabulous dress Irina! Love it ♥

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    Jun 4, 2019, 12.37 AMby mrsj03

    Wow! Gorgeous dress :D

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      Jun 4, 2019, 06.30 PMby Irina Schwab

      Thank you so much! ♡

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    Jun 3, 2019, 07.47 PMby Elpida Kyriakou

    Amazing Dress!

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      Jun 4, 2019, 06.29 PMby Irina Schwab

      Inspired by Greece! ♡

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    Jun 3, 2019, 11.01 AMby Frenchy-C

    Gorgeous dress and scenery! Well done with one meter. :-)

    Happy sewing

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      Jun 3, 2019, 04.30 PMby Irina Schwab

      Thank you so much my friend!

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