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Gathered Impressions

Added Feb 12, 2010

by ginasophia

New York, New Yo...






I saw this fabric and absolutely had to have it. It reminds me of a pop version of an impressionist painting or something of the like! I was a little deterred when I found it cost 15 soles a meter (only about 5 dollars) but I have become accustomed to paying between 8 and 12. I walked about 10 feet when I turned around to see my husband already talking the shop owner down to 13 soles.

I decided on another stylish dress book pattern (I only brought 2 pattern books with me to Peru, Stylish dress book 2 and Drape Drape.) This is pattern R with some modifications. A curved baby hem, self-created facings for the neck-hole (because I didn’t have enough fabric for bias strips), an elasticized waistband, no sleeves or ties, and french seams. Plus this is only 1 meter of fabric!!

I am so in love with the front sleeve gathers and back center gathers underneath the yoke. I’ll probably wearing this tunic with shorts, tights, and skinny jeans all summer!!

Material Notes





Garment Type
Beach, Bohemian, Casual, Romantic

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    Apr 8, 2010, 07.29 PMby nhouse

    that looks so fun. i love the colours and the material pattern. i want one.

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    Feb 21, 2010, 03.43 AMby redpoppy

    great fabric! love it!

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    Feb 17, 2010, 03.26 PMby ida-1

    I loved it! so nice :D Your good, and i can see why you wanted that fabric!

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    Feb 17, 2010, 01.49 AMby minnietheminks

    The pattern on the fabric so suits the garment, well done, love it!

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    Feb 16, 2010, 09.34 PMby minirice

    fab-u-lous. the material is very beautiful x

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    Feb 16, 2010, 08.45 PMby pixelink

    Great modifications from a wonderful book, love this style, so versatile and comfy ;-)

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    Feb 14, 2010, 04.14 PMby drflen

    Its wonderful the style and fabric make it look so classic and versatile.

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    Feb 14, 2010, 05.26 AMby mo-mo-sew-sew

    that settles it. i’m buying that damn stylish dress book…

    when you’re back in nyc, i give it less than 24 hours before some fashionista tackles you and has to know where you got that. not only do you get to answer “oh, i made it myself” but you also get to say “with some fabric i found in PERU.” how cool is that?

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      Feb 15, 2010, 12.10 AMby ginasophia

      This gives me a huge smile :D, and it would be cooler than cool!!!

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    Feb 13, 2010, 11.06 PMby calicocouture

    You really did choose the perfect pattern for the print. It looks great on you.

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    Feb 12, 2010, 09.38 PMby ncn6

    Yeah, that print is awesome! I wish my significant other could help me score cheap fabric, but sadly neither of us are very effective at bargaining.

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      Feb 13, 2010, 12.31 AMby ginasophia

      :) Sadly, I have to drag him along on my bargain hunts because I don’t really speak the language(Spanish), but luckily he can be so charming with the saleswomen and doesn’t mind (too much!)

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    Feb 12, 2010, 09.19 PMby Natalia *

    The print is fantastic. I like the simplicity of the tunic, seeing as the pattern is so bold. It looks great.

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      Feb 13, 2010, 12.31 AMby ginasophia

      Thanks! I really tried not to cut it up too much because I loved the fabric so much!! I even considered keeping it as a sarong :)

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    Feb 12, 2010, 08.59 PMby sianysiany

    This is really great, it’s simple in design but so effective! The print looks fab on you too.

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      Feb 13, 2010, 12.32 AMby ginasophia

      Thank you so much!!

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    Feb 12, 2010, 08.28 PMby lulls

    its really pretty. the print is gorgeous. :)

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    Feb 12, 2010, 08.18 PMby wzrdreams

    The fabric is absolutely amazing. Good eye!

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    Feb 12, 2010, 08.07 PMby marliesbs

    The fabric is beautiful… and it drapes so nicely.

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    Feb 12, 2010, 07.20 PMby nenasew

    I love what you came up with in spite of the obstacles. Fabric is gorgeous.

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      Feb 13, 2010, 12.39 AMby ginasophia

      Thank you! The obstacles are fun, it’s like playing my own version of Project Runway!!

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    Feb 12, 2010, 06.31 PMby gtangel


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    Feb 12, 2010, 05.40 PMby Lucha Suarez

    great fabric, and great design!

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    Feb 12, 2010, 05.37 PMby ashchaser

    Love the print!

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    Feb 12, 2010, 05.32 PMby fabricaddict

    It’s stunning! I really love that fabric, I can see why you HAD to have it!!!

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    Feb 12, 2010, 03.55 PMby saori

    i love the fabric and the colors!

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    Feb 12, 2010, 03.53 PMby yesicap416

    love the fabric..=] =] love!

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    Feb 12, 2010, 03.43 PMby classicaljunk

    very fun! I like it and great job working with limited fabric!

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