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fabric mix inspired dress

Added Jan 8, 2017

by ziliabypenlo

Tokyo, Japan






So impressed by Elpida’s beautiful and clever dress, I borrowed her idea of mixing materials. I have made a blouse out of a scarf before and since I still have more scarves, the idea of using up one of them appealed me. It was not difficult sewing different weight fabrics, I am a bit worried how the dress drapes. It looks alright on the pictures to me but does it to others?
The pattern is for tall and I am a petite. I adjusted the pattern (thanks to Elpida again, she replied my question I posted) following Burda’s instructions and forum.

Material Notes

felted wool knit, wool voil, leather, Benberg for lining




Garment Type
Bohemian, Casual, Classic, Ethnic
Leather/Fur, Knits/Jersey, Wool

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    Jan 13, 2017, 04.54 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Very inspiring and great mix of fabric! Looks very pretty on you :)

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    Jan 9, 2017, 08.21 PMby Elpida Kyriakou

    Wow! I love this version! Much more colorful than mine and I really appreciate that you “dared” this fabric mixing. I know how difficult it is to combine especially printed fabrics !

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      Jan 10, 2017, 09.15 AMby ziliabypenlo

      Thank you Elpida! I always enjoy your awesome projects. You have great ideas of using fabrics and colors.

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    Jan 9, 2017, 01.11 PMby Tzai

    Great dress, I like this fabric combination, it gives this dress a tottally different look.

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      Jan 10, 2017, 09.15 AMby ziliabypenlo

      Thank you Tzai for your comment. Yes indeed. This one turned out to be a bit more casual look. The other one I have made before in solid looked more classic.

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    Jan 9, 2017, 09.08 AMby chula123

    Very nice. Like the mix of fabrics and it looks alright to me :-))

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      Jan 10, 2017, 09.21 AMby ziliabypenlo

      Thank you chula123, you gave me an assurance.

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    Jan 9, 2017, 06.28 AMby Mary Athey

    This looks lovely on you and I love the mix of fabrics. A shop whee I live had a similar dress I was going to copy . Love this x

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      Jan 10, 2017, 09.24 AMby ziliabypenlo

      Thank you Mary Athey for your comment. Post the dress when finished.

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