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Dress from Hawaii

Added Jun 23, 2008

by polychromatin

Halle, Germany






Bought this fabric for 1 euro on ebay without really knowing what to do with it. I ventured to try a dress without a pattern, I wanted it short and simply and without a zipper and that’s the result! I added a belt, because I think without the belt it is maybe a little bit too Haute Couture ;P I’m not sure if other people think it’s cool, because the print is nearly ugly (wahh, the 90s are coming back). But I really wear it with pleasure, really comfortable and the fabric swings nicely. I didn’t hem it our anything, because I like the frayed surfer-look :)

Material Notes

cotton I think





me for finally being so brave to try something without a pattern ;)

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    Apr 4, 2011, 11.52 PMby mnavoy

    The print is amazing! I love this

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    Apr 4, 2011, 11.52 PMby mnavoy

    The print is amazing! I love this

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    Oct 21, 2008, 09.24 AMby thewestover

    Fantastic print!!!

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    Sep 26, 2008, 10.03 PMby gedwoods

    I’m not sure why you think the fabric is “nearly ugly” … it looks very chic on you. Nice job.

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    Aug 26, 2008, 07.32 PMby koalala

    I love that you didn’t make any hems! Very intuitive decision.

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    Aug 5, 2008, 01.18 PMby rebecca-bee

    i love this dress. the pattern of the fabric makes it feel exotic. great job.

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    Aug 3, 2008, 04.45 AMby milkyway

    Great dres, great fabric, you look adorable

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    Jul 25, 2008, 11.05 AMby candyjoyce

    this is outrageoulsy good. can’t believe you made it with no pattern, never thought about trying what you said about the two rectangles..gonna give it a go. and the fabric “ugly?” no way, it was made for this dress. you could put so many different belts with it as well.

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    Jul 24, 2008, 02.12 AMby olyaboieru

    Oh, wow!!!!!!! I love this bright summer print! It’s amazing! And the model is perfect for this colorful fabric, it had to simple. Looks really great on you!!

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    Jul 21, 2008, 03.00 PMby nenasew

    You look fantastic with the belt. It shows off your young figure. I love the fabric. I think ugly fabrics come back to life sometimes in the right cut.

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    Jul 5, 2008, 10.58 PMby camilaustral

    without the belt it looks like a mom dress :D you look super good with the belt :)

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    Jun 26, 2008, 05.39 PMby lemonemlyn

    I love this. I actually want to have it! I also have a Hawaiian looking dress in my creations… If it is the 90s, it’s definitely the cream of the crop.

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    Jun 23, 2008, 06.48 PMby reneebeth

    I think that the belt works so well with it because it breaks up the bold hawaiian print and adds interest at the waist, creating a really nice shape. congratulations, I’d wear it with pleasure, too!

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    Jun 23, 2008, 06.53 AMby fashion1

    I want to go to beach with it :P! so great for summer and beach and sun and … ;) it looks great with the belt!

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    Jun 23, 2008, 05.13 AMby ursy87

    The colours caught my eye! I like it with the belt, it suits you

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    Jun 23, 2008, 04.37 AMby carottesauvage

    Hey very comfy, stylish and simple! Are you done with your exams?

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    Jun 23, 2008, 04.23 AMby moti133

    I love yr dress. it seems so confortable. good luck.

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    Jun 23, 2008, 04.12 AMby polychromatin

    Oh thanks! But naughtylittlepony, it is really really simple, two rectangles, cut a little bit for the armholes, cut a little bit for the neckline and sew together, the belt really does it ;)

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    Jun 23, 2008, 04.05 AMby christine-1

    definitely with the belt, I’d say. It’s lovely, suits you really well, and looks so summery. Gruesse aus London!

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    Jun 23, 2008, 03.55 AMby naughtylittlepony

    I love the fabric! as soon as I saw it I swooped my mouse to click on it and get a better look. It suits the dress perfectly. I’m always so impressed when people make such cool things without a pattern!

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    Jun 23, 2008, 03.48 AMby teamydear

    I love it!!!! It is really really nice, I think it’s classier with the belt, so more Haute Couture! Without the belt it doesn’t show off your waist so nicely :) I loooooove the fabric by the way!!!!!

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