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I <3 Dogs Dress

Added Jan 10, 2015

by saxsilverain

Espoo, Finland






just in case i haven’t made myself clear, i LOVE dogs. the moment i saw this digiprint dog fabric, i knew i just had to get it. i don’t even care if it makes me look childish. after all, i am young at heart. ;)

for the pattern, i used an Aquilano Rimondi dress pattern that you can find on the January 2014 issue of Burda Style magazine (pattern no. 124). though i love this dog fabric, i can easily see myself getting a doggie overload unless i combine it with another fabric. luckily, i still had a fair amount of this knit fabric i used for this top". i used it for the center back pieces. i added sleeves to the dress, omitted the zipper, lace-up at the back, applique at the bottom of the skirt, the turtleneck, and the bottom panel of the skirt. instead, i made the top panel of the skirt longer.

i also did not add any band/tape to the seams at the front part of the dress (as it was supposed to be). i wanted the focus to stay on the dogs, of course. for the back side, i put 2 layers of the knit fabric because it was otherwise too sheer for comfort. a simple dress that you can wear to work is always good to have.

also posted on my blog.

Material Notes

1,2 m of cotton jersey,
about 40 cm of knit fabric.




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Casual, Other


Aquilano Rimondi for Burda Style

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    Jan 13, 2015, 07.12 AMby yenny lee


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    Jan 12, 2015, 06.28 AMby rita61

    Great dress! Looks awesome on you. Nice styling! My sister in law would like this, she has six dogs!!!

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      Jan 12, 2015, 04.56 PMby saxsilverain

      thank you! aaargh, now i wish i could see her dogs! :D

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    Jan 11, 2015, 11.04 PMby floralgirl

    How cute and how edgy!! I like your variation. Totally works for you.

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      Jan 12, 2015, 04.54 PMby saxsilverain

      thank you so much! :) really appreciate your lovely comment.

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    Jan 11, 2015, 12.31 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Wow! Impressive! Great combination – and what a cute fabric! ;-)

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      Jan 11, 2015, 07.36 PMby saxsilverain

      thank you, Ellen! i couldn’t help myself, dogs always speak to my heart. :D

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      Jan 11, 2015, 09.13 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      It’s adorable, so in fact I can understand your heart…

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    Jan 11, 2015, 12.20 AMby Mary Athey

    This is Fantastic, I love everything about this, It’s quirky modern fits you perfectly and It’s been styled so well. Fab fabric choices. X

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      Jan 11, 2015, 07.35 PMby saxsilverain

      thank you Mary! i think i’ve gone a bit over board & too quirky this time, but so what! big hug for your lovely comment! :D

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      Jan 11, 2015, 08.02 PMby Mary Athey

      No you havnt!! Quirky is fun and fashion should be fun. I love seeing your projects because they’re fabulous. I went out on new year like a big pink Teddy bear lol but I loved my outfit x

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      Jan 12, 2015, 04.49 PMby saxsilverain

      you’re so right, Mary! and the most important thing is that we (the wearer) love what we wear & are comfy in it! ;) cheers!

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    Jan 10, 2015, 10.55 PMby liliv-1

    Oh, this is one of your best dresses! I like the way you compined the wonderful print with other fabrics and accessories to create this amazing outfit! The result is so unique and so “you”!

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      Jan 11, 2015, 07.33 PMby saxsilverain

      :D you know my style so well now! thank you so much, Liliv!

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