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Green and Glamour

Added Feb 13, 2013

by Redsonia

Piedmont, Italy






There’s a real injection of prints on my Spring-Summer mood board. I was so lucky to spot Lancetti Couture 1 meter remnant, this vintage fabric got immediately my attention due to its print and quality: it’s matelasse, 100% cotton. Recently I am tending to use only natural fibres, both for main garments and linings.
I did my best trying to use every bit of 1 meter remnant: the pattern is based on my favourite pattern (Burda 122/11_2012), I added cap sleeves, 60 cm invisible zipper in the back seam, the peplum is lined to give extra body.
For this dress I choose Bemberg lining, a high-quality brand of Cupro produced in Japan, it is breathable, light, durable and still has that silky exterior that looks and feels great. Bemberg is made from natural cotton and is anti-static and anti-cling for a more comfortable wear. It really does keep you feeling cool and fresh and luxuriously silky and soft. Bemberg lining is used by all the major high end fashion labels such as Hugo Boss, Armani and Zegna.
More photos on my blog

Material Notes

Bemberg lining, matelasse 100% cotton




Garment Type

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    Feb 23, 2013, 08.38 PMby chula123

    ohhh just beautiful !! How lucky were you to find this lovely material, I can’t believe you managed to do this wonderful dress with just a metre of fabric! The colour is gorgeous on you.

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    Feb 14, 2013, 07.22 PMby smallone

    Oh my! another fabulous project…you are like a fabulous project machine!!…love the fabric!!

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      Feb 14, 2013, 10.31 PMby Redsonia

      Oh, smallone, you comment made me smile! My sewing mojo is back and project machine is running.

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    Feb 14, 2013, 11.14 AMby Keren Levi Afek

    Very beautiful ,love the fabric

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      Feb 14, 2013, 11.25 AMby Redsonia

      Keren Levi Afek, thank you!

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    Feb 13, 2013, 10.33 PMby mokosha

    wow :) color really suits you.. the cut is beautiful, love the peplum!

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      Feb 13, 2013, 10.51 PMby Redsonia

      Dear mokosha, thank you. I remember your gingham skirt with peplum, I was so inspired that made one for myself!

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    Feb 13, 2013, 07.20 PMby 2bfabulous

    I love your dress. Your dress is eye catching!

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      Feb 13, 2013, 09.36 PMby Redsonia

      Many thanks for you nice words

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    Feb 13, 2013, 04.09 PMby cris orange

    very nice, like it!

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      Feb 13, 2013, 09.35 PMby Redsonia

      cris orange, thank you. It’s my favourite dress now.

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