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Dress for a new start

Added Feb 17, 2013

by dvinare

Amsterdam, Nethe...






I would be lying if I would say that this is my first dress made by myself. It’s probably third, but after very long non-sewing period. So it feels for me like the first one. And for now, definitely most favorite of all my dresses.

Material Notes

Lightweight dress fabric (140 cm width, 250 cm length), invisible zip 60 cm long and 8 buttons




Spring, Fall
Garment Type
Casual, Romantic

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    Jan 14, 2014, 06.49 PMby MegH

    Your project was one of the top viewed in 2013! Check it out here: http://www.burdastyle.com/blog/overview-top-patterns-and-projects-from-2013. Awesome dress, the print is great too :)

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    Jun 11, 2013, 09.22 PMby Rosemarysclothes

    ok i was trying to decide what to do with my fabric, it was a choice between this and another, after seeing your dress i have definitely made up my mind.

    I love your dress

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      Jun 12, 2013, 09.20 AMby dvinare

      Good luck with this dress! :)

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    Mar 24, 2013, 03.08 PMby bkkmom

    Lovely dress! The print goes very well with the style :)

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      Mar 24, 2013, 07.37 PMby dvinare

      thank you! I was looking for a floral fabric specially for this dress and was very happy when I found it :)

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    Mar 10, 2013, 06.05 PMby freaky-philomeen

    aha, thanks a lot for your answer!

    I might try this dress for autumn if I don’t get around to it now. At the moment I cannot decide which pattern, which fabric, which style … so maybe it’s better to leave the scissors untouched ;)) best wishes

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    Mar 7, 2013, 10.24 PMby paulita

    Felicidades, me encanta el vestido

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      Mar 9, 2013, 07.59 AMby dvinare

      thank you! :)

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    Mar 7, 2013, 06.59 PMby jojokitten

    i love your dress, what kind of fabric did you use?

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      Mar 7, 2013, 09.12 PMby dvinare

      thanks! ;) um, to be honest I don’t know exactly how this fabric is called, but it’s something very close to light-weight crepe.

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    Mar 6, 2013, 08.00 PMby freaky-philomeen

    super, dvinare! looks like the perfect dress indeed.

    May I ask how tall you are? I’ve got the pattern and I’d love to make it too but at 160 cm I always seem to get ‘swept up’ in wide dresses.

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      Mar 7, 2013, 12.26 PMby dvinare

      thank you!
      I am also not so tall, only 8 cm taller than you, so I guess the dress would look similar on you ;) I also made some adjustments, around the waist it was too wide for me.

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    Mar 5, 2013, 10.31 PMby rosarini

    Very nice & I hope you continue sewing .

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      Mar 6, 2013, 03.21 PMby dvinare

      thank you and yes, I will for sure! :)

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    Mar 5, 2013, 08.26 PMby olg

    prachtig en mooi gemaakt, groet van stadgenote Hanneke je foto’s zijn inderdaad ook heel mooi en ik pieker me suf waar het is :)

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      Mar 5, 2013, 08.40 PMby dvinare

      thank you, Hanneke, nice to here from you! Sorry but my dutch is not so good. I came to Amsterdam for my studies year and a half ago. And picture was made just outside the place where I live, in science park, it’s in Amsterdam Oost :)

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    Mar 5, 2013, 07.44 PMby seamspossible

    Fabulous dress, the belt is the perfect compliment.

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      Mar 5, 2013, 08.40 PMby dvinare

      thank you! :)

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    Feb 19, 2013, 09.37 PMby dudette0sam

    so cute. love it!

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      Feb 19, 2013, 09.51 PMby dvinare

      thanks ;)

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    Feb 19, 2013, 03.21 PMby pauline alice

    That’s a very beautiful dress, congratulation! I love the fabric and what may look like delicate flowers, it looks very nice with your grey coat.

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      Feb 19, 2013, 07.35 PMby dvinare

      thank you! :)

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    Feb 18, 2013, 09.29 PMby YellowWay

    I love that look :)

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    Feb 18, 2013, 08.49 PMby kogogo

    Definitely! I wouldn’t mind going every Saturday ;)

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    Feb 18, 2013, 06.12 PMby kogogo

    looking good! ;)

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      Feb 18, 2013, 07.12 PMby dvinare

      thanks, Jul! also for your help to pick this nice floral print fabric ;) should we go for fabric hunting on saturday? ;)

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    Feb 18, 2013, 10.14 AMby The Tropical Sewist

    It’s very cute :) welcoome back to the sewing world, and here’s to many more gorgeous dresses!

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      Feb 18, 2013, 05.31 PMby dvinare

      thanks! it feels good to be back :)

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    Feb 18, 2013, 01.33 AMby ThreadTheory

    Gorgeous dress – that is the perfect floral for it! I really like your belt too :)

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      Feb 18, 2013, 05.40 PMby dvinare

      this belt is a treasure from my boyfriend’s mom’s wardrobe :) thanks a lot for your comment!

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    Feb 18, 2013, 12.02 AMby mokosha

    well, that’s a fabulous new start :) congratulations! love your new dress, and photos are really beautiful too

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      Feb 18, 2013, 05.49 PMby dvinare

      thanks, mokosha ;) I had a lot of time to practice photography during this non-sewing period and now I can do both!

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    Feb 17, 2013, 11.19 PMby mezzocouture

    I love this! It’s beautiful!

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      Feb 18, 2013, 05.06 PMby dvinare

      Thank you!

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    Feb 17, 2013, 09.03 PMby Mary Athey

    Great dress, love.your.styling.of.this.x

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      Feb 18, 2013, 06.24 PMby dvinare

      Thank you, Mary!

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