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Gypsy Look

Added Apr 26, 2017

by Elpida Kyriakou

Athens, Greece






I adore boho style but this time I’m not satisfied, although I can’t say what really bothers me….
The front part of the skirt looked awful with the stripes in vertical direction (the stripes were not symmetrical) so I had to replace it with a piece of plain fabric and add a single stripe in the middle just to save the whole concept.
The hand embroidered blouse is OK and looks much better with my jeans.



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    Jun 11, 2017, 11.57 AMby SurMesure

    I like this outfit, it’s so unique! I thought about sewing this skirt and as you’ve mentioned I’ll make sure the stripes are somewhat symmetrical. Thanks for the tip!

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    May 30, 2017, 09.27 PMby janene

    Well I think it looks incredible on you but I do understand how it feels if you don’t feel comfortable with something. I personally think you rock this style so much!

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    May 30, 2017, 11.56 AMby lisascarolina

    Fabulous outfit! I want to make the top and had not really looked at the skirt until after seeing yours, now I think I want one too! :)

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    May 16, 2017, 05.52 PMby nrobson

    very divine, on both counts! these are stunning pieces, worth your while as they look beautiful! x

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    May 16, 2017, 10.12 AMby Stacyco

    Great work! Beautiful style!

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    May 9, 2017, 08.43 PMby lomarilou

    Ελπίδα είναι πολύ όμορφα και τα δύο κομμάτια αλλά νομίζω και εγώ πως θα είναι ακόμα καλύτερα φορεμένα ξεχωριστά…Ξέρεις τι μπορεί να σε ενοχλεί; Εγώ πολλές φορές, φορώντας αυτά που ράβω από το μπούρντα νιώθω overdressed…(πώς το λένε στα ελληνικά…;;) Πάντως είσαι φοβερή- έκανες μέχρι και το κέντημα…! Εύγε!!

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    May 6, 2017, 07.24 PMby Madcinderella

    I love BOTH skirt and blouse, looks very “Boho-chic”!

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    May 3, 2017, 06.25 PMby liliv-1

    Ειναι πολυ ωραια και τα δυο κομματια, ιδιως το κεντητο τοπ ειναι τελειο! Δεν ξερω εσενα τι σε χαλαει στη φουστα, εγω το μονο που βλεπω ειναι οτι ειναι λιγο ογκωδες σαν συνολο. Νομιζω οτι αν τη φορεσεις με μια στενη μπλουζα στο ιδιο εξωμο στυλ θα ειναι πιο καλη ακομα.

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    May 1, 2017, 01.31 AMby alice9163

    Both very unique pieces. Love the whole ensemble. You look beautiful in them.

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      May 3, 2017, 01.52 PMby Elpida Kyriakou

      All we have to do now is to arrange our meeting. The distance between us is only 5510 miles!!! By the way, when I was a child I used to have a pen-friend from Malaysia!

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    Apr 30, 2017, 05.14 PMby Mokara

    Both pieces are gorgeous Elpida. I think I know what bothers you, maybe I’m wrong, but I think it’s the abrupt color/pattern change, going from your patterned fabric to the solid black piece, although it looks nice with the stripe addition, but it took me a second to adjust my eye. I am wondering if it would have helped using one of the paisley shape pieces as the vertical piece… not sure :) also, I love the boho style, but mixed with modern pieces, so I agree with you that the top would look great with jeans. Fabulous job of embroidery too!

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      May 3, 2017, 02.22 PMby Elpida Kyriakou

      You are absolutely right and your remarks are just to the point! But the the wider stripes weren’t long enough so I had to use the red one. I even thought of adding some sparse paisleys on the black but I had already lost my interest in the skirt so I left it like that. Anyway, it’s fine for my dance lessons …Thanks again for your comment :-)

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    Apr 30, 2017, 04.18 PMby sarahsdaughter

    Beautiful outfit that really suits you :)

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    Apr 29, 2017, 10.53 PMby izbott

    I really like both pieces. You have such a great eye for color. Play with the pieces individually if you aren’t sure. You have great style!

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    Apr 28, 2017, 11.00 AMby Beccki

    I love this outfit Elpida, you always rock the boho look, I’ve made this top I just need to hem it, but as always my gathering technique is not as symmetrical as yours, I still need more practice, and your embroidery is beautiful.

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      Apr 29, 2017, 08.46 PMby Elpida Kyriakou

      Thanks Beccki. I’m not good at gatherings either…. They make me furious and I have to make them again and again….But this material was quite flowy and it helped a lot… Looking forward to seeing yours :-))

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    Apr 28, 2017, 01.30 AMby Tzai

    Ελπίδα, αυτή η μπλούζα ειναι υπέροχη, μ’αρεσει πολυ το πατρόν και η δίκη σου πινελιά, ειναι το κάτι άλλο! Σίγουρα θα πηγαίνει τέλεια με τζιν. Η φούστα μου αρέσει, δεν ξέρω γιατί σε προβληματίζει, της ταιριάζει το μονόχρωμο μπροστά, εγώ θα την φόραγαν σίγουρα!

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      Apr 29, 2017, 08.53 PMby Elpida Kyriakou

      Που είσαι βρε παιδί μου και σε χάσαμε; Άντε τελείωνε με τα σκαψίματα στην Αγγλία να πάμε καμιά βόλτα. Εγώ κάτι έχω πάθει και δεν μου αρέσουν αυτά που φτιάχνω. Έχω ένα σερί από 3 αποτυχημένα project. Αυτό που τελείωσα σήμερα δε θέλω ούτε να το βλέπω….Δεν πάω καλά….Φαίνεται πως μεταφέρω αρνητική ενέργεια στα ρούχα…

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    Apr 27, 2017, 10.40 PMby TeenyUK

    You look great, Elpida. I can’t see what must be bothering you, either! :)

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      Apr 29, 2017, 09.19 PMby Elpida Kyriakou

      Thank you so much! Maybe it’s just my bad mood….

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    Apr 27, 2017, 08.18 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Wow! You look fabulous as always! I love what you did with the skirt, that makes it special :) and the top is Lovely as well!

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      Apr 29, 2017, 09.18 PMby Elpida Kyriakou

      Thank you Ellen! I don’t know if it has ever happened to you but I don’t like the things I make recently. I have a series of 3 projects I consider unsuccesful! I finished the third one today, a bomber jacket I will never post!

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      May 2, 2017, 07.45 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      That’s pity.. I hope someone else will be Happy with they! I also make garments that I’m not wearing, but I give them to family and frieds who are Happy to wear them :-)

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    Apr 27, 2017, 11.36 AMby matkailijakirppu

    The skirt looks fab now and I think it works very well with this boho shirt! The embroidery details are lovely, they look like a necklace from distance!

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      Apr 29, 2017, 09.10 PMby Elpida Kyriakou

      Thank you! The shirt pattern is something different and I’m sure we’ll see many versions of it here. I enjoyed that Burda offered an embroidery pattern, it doesn’t happen often….

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    Apr 27, 2017, 08.38 AMby chula123

    Strange how that sometimes happens, you’ve made an outfit and you’re not happy with it but others don’t see what’s wrong. same here, all I see is a lovely outfit! I can imagine the blouse looks gorgeous with your jeans and I wouldn’t mind trying that pattern myself. I cannot say what the skirt looked like before your adjustment, but the stripe you’ve added made it look very interesting :-))

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      Apr 29, 2017, 09.27 PMby Elpida Kyriakou

      Thank you Chula :-) Recently I don’t like the things I make and this worries be …. Maybe it’s just my bad mood…

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    Apr 27, 2017, 07.02 AMby Mary Athey

    Love this outfit elpida. The front stripe does look really effectivr and your blouse is gorgeous. The embroidery is so lovely. I’m making one but I cheated and bought embroidered ribbon as I can’t embroider . I do have a machine somewhere I must dig out lol. Looking lovely x

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      Apr 29, 2017, 09.02 PMby Elpida Kyriakou

      Thank you Mary! Are you sure you can’t embroider?
      I think that everybody can…I think it’s so “natural” for all of us who can “hold a needle” and it’s so relaxing, too….But of course it takes time and ready made embroiderry is often far more impressive. Looking forward to seeing yours :-)

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    Apr 27, 2017, 06.28 AMby Maria Hayek

    I don’t know how the skirt looked before but now it’s great! I love the top too, making one myself as soon as I finish up a couple of other things I’m working on, but considering to get rid of the gathering and just keep the pleats.

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      Apr 29, 2017, 09.05 PMby Elpida Kyriakou

      Thanks Maria :-) Eliminating the gathering is a very good idea. The gatherings only add troubles and unnecessary volume, especially on thicker fabrics.

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