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Greek Coast, Embroidered Batiste

Added Aug 13, 2015

by bellifontaine

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I made this dress last summer, but started to really enjoy it only this year during my summer vacation in Greece.

This dress is made of light cotton embroided batiste and lined with the fine cotton mousseline. The dress is based on two patterns from the April issue of BurdaStyle magazine for 2014 – model 120 and 121. Having cut the fabric for the model 120, I decided to omit the little sleeves and follow the model 121, keeping the back detail from the model 120.

The lining of the skirt of the dress and of the back detail is made of fine cotton mousseline. For the lining for the placket parts I used the main fabric.

For the loop fastening I took Moulin stranded cotton threads and decorated the placket with white cotton lace trim.

This unusually hot summer in Europe I love wearing with a raffia bag, some beads, and 70s style shoes.

The photos were taken at the beautiful Greek seacoast, Halkidiki.

Material Notes

light cotton embroided batiste
fine cotton mousseline




Garment Type

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    Aug 16, 2015, 02.12 PMby Mary Athey

    Gorgeous dress and it looks great on you x

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    Aug 15, 2015, 04.49 PMby jenss-1

    That’s pretty much the perfect summer vacation dress! Looks great on you and I think you did a really job of merging the differences in the 2 patterns.

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      Aug 18, 2015, 01.22 PMby bellifontaine

      Thank you, I did not like the look of the first vesion in my fabric, so the second pattern was the only obvious solution.)) I did have to adjust it a lot to my figure.

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    Aug 15, 2015, 04.25 PMby RedBelka

    Gorgeous dress!

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    Aug 14, 2015, 09.54 PMby Bbtiny

    What a beautiful dress this is! I love it and it fits you perfectly! You look stunning!

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    Aug 14, 2015, 09.18 PMby Tzai

    It looks like the ultimate summer dress, suits you very well. This issue is my favourite, I like almost all the patterns in this issue and this one is no exception.

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      Aug 15, 2015, 10.14 PMby bellifontaine

      Thank you for your comment! That issue is wonderful! I have a pair of pants from that issue and I keep coming back to it for new project ideas.))

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    Aug 14, 2015, 08.51 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    How summery and Sweet! :)

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    Aug 14, 2015, 08.20 PMby rita61

    Neat dress on you.

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    Aug 14, 2015, 06.07 PMby liliv-1

    It’s a perfect summer dress, feminine and comfortable at the same time! I would love to try this pattern and your version is very inspiring!

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      Aug 15, 2015, 10.10 PMby bellifontaine

      Thank you for your comment! I am glad my project can serve as an insiration. The pattern is very intetesting to work with. I loved your colourful gallery!

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    Aug 14, 2015, 05.29 PMby Kasiorist

    beautiful! white summer perfection

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    Aug 14, 2015, 01.48 PMby Jolly Project

    So beautiful and perfect for any summer day, beach or city :)

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      Aug 14, 2015, 02.07 PMby bellifontaine

      Thank you! And congratulations on having your project featured – your dress is lovely!

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    Aug 14, 2015, 09.32 AMby Luda Tomashevska

    So cute dress! Suits you well. You are an experienced sewer, aren’t you?

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      Aug 14, 2015, 02.05 PMby bellifontaine

      Hi Luda, thank you for your comment. Yes, I do have years of experience but still can stumble on some unusual detail.))

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    Aug 14, 2015, 04.30 AMby nrobson

    wonderful resort/vacay dress x

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      Aug 14, 2015, 02.01 PMby bellifontaine

      Thanks! With this heat that we have in Europe now, it serves me very well even in the city ;)

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    Aug 14, 2015, 03.29 AMby Elpida Kyriakou

    Amazing dress!!! I’ve made the long version and I adore it ….

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      Aug 14, 2015, 01.59 PMby bellifontaine

      Thanks Elpida! I remember your beautiful dress, it suits you very well! Excellent version of this interesting pattern!

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    Aug 14, 2015, 01.25 AMby cchristie

    Fab dress, and just perfect for holiday!

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