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I love navy blue

Added Jun 25, 2013

by liliv-1

Athens, Greece






I just returned back to Athens today, but before leaving (forever!) the island I took some photos of my new navy blue dress. This time I used a really old burda issue! It is a special issue for petites from 1996. I would like to photo and upload the magazine fashion shoot but I couldn’t because I have all my burdas packaged. Maybe I’ll do it the next days. I hope you like it!

Material Notes

thin navy blue taffeta


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    Apr 25, 2014, 07.47 PMby Lindsay Hodgson

    This is great! And yes – the bodice is identical isn’t it! I think the original Lekala one has a skirt similar to the Burda one too so maybe they were trying to copy! I was trying to make Burda 05-2011-122 which I bought from a Craftsy course but I simply could not get the bustier part to work so I modified this one instead into a wiggle dress. However, I have just got another craftsy class (Sew vintage) and she has shown how to make a full bust adjustment so I may venture into that project muslin again! You did a great job of yours – love it x

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      Apr 25, 2014, 10.29 PMby liliv-1

      Many Lekala patterns are old burda models. My burda issue had a wiggle version of this dress which looked very much like yours. Thank you very much for the comments.

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    Aug 12, 2013, 08.22 AMby loulourosa

    So many lovely dresses you’ve maid! I don’t know wich one to pick. Also a good idea to swap the gathered skirt :-)

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      Aug 12, 2013, 09.33 AMby liliv-1

      Oh thanks! Just looked at your studio I love your stuff:)

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    Jul 10, 2013, 07.27 PMby vinia789

    Hey liliv I love the color and neckline of your, beautiful.ope u are fully settled on Athens.

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      Jul 10, 2013, 09.03 PMby liliv-1

      Oh, yes I have settleddown at last! Thank you so much!!

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    Jun 30, 2013, 11.10 PMby hilos94

    I love that blue dress with red shoes <3 <3 ! look so pretty in you all together

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      Jul 1, 2013, 06.00 AMby liliv-1

      Thanks a lot!!

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    Jun 30, 2013, 02.19 PMby zsyzu

    I love the dress and the shoes!

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      Jun 30, 2013, 03.07 PMby liliv-1

      Thank you:))

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    Jun 28, 2013, 07.08 PMby frederi

    Beautiful again!

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      Jun 28, 2013, 08.26 PMby liliv-1

      Thank you!

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    Jun 28, 2013, 04.33 PMby Poppy Flowers

    Λιλάκι, τέλειο το φόρεμα! Αυτο ήταν το navy blue ταφταδενιο ύφασμα που έλεγες,ε; Ταιριάζει άψογα με τα κόκκινα γοβακια και τα χρύσα μαλλιά σου! ;) Το περιοδικό να το βάλεις, κι εγω στα petit ανήκω! Τι καλα που θα ήταν να έβγαινε μια στο τόσο κι ένα petit τεύχος..!

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      Jun 28, 2013, 08.48 PMby liliv-1

      Ναι αυτο ηταν που σας ρωτουσα τι να το κανω! Πολυ χαιρομαι που σου αρεσει, κι εμενα μου αρεσε τελικα. Το περιοδικο ειναι αρχαιο, απο το 96 νομιζω. Ναι, καλα ηταν παλια που εβγαζε σπεσιαλ τευχη για κοντουλες, τωρα πια τιποτα!

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    Jun 27, 2013, 08.56 AMby velvetribbon

    Hi liliv! I love the color that you chose for this pretty dress. Those pleats are suit you so well. Good luck and all the best on moving.

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      Jun 28, 2013, 08.26 PMby liliv-1

      thank you very much for the comments and the wishes!!

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    Jun 27, 2013, 04.13 AMby kisses

    Nice dress and you look great. The red accessories really make the dress pop. Good luck on moving..hope you will enjoy your new place

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      Jun 27, 2013, 05.58 AMby liliv-1

      Thank you so much dear kisses!

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    Jun 27, 2013, 12.54 AMby rita61

    You look great. Blue is my favourite colour! Good luck with everything :-)

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      Jun 27, 2013, 05.57 AMby liliv-1

      Thank you for your wishes! Thank you for your kind comments as well!! Kisses!

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    Jun 27, 2013, 12.22 AMby Angie H

    My daughter just got her first pair of glasses and the frames are the color of your dress ….. and my bridesmaids dresses were this shade of blue… so i guess we love navy blue too! LOL…I am not sure that it is the easiest color to pull off but your dress is really pretty and not “too serious” as this color can easily be.

    *Hope your move goes well! Take care!

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      Jun 27, 2013, 05.57 AMby liliv-1

      Thank you so much for your kind comments. I agree that it is not the easiest color! But I loved it in the end:)

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    Jun 26, 2013, 08.32 PMby Zsuzso

    Lovely dress, also like the red ascents . This style looks fab on you.

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      Jun 26, 2013, 08.42 PMby liliv-1

      Thank you so much Zsuzso!!

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    Jun 26, 2013, 07.20 PMby Debbie Alli

    Great dress! I like it in navy and the style is fantastic! It’s a lot like the more recent retro halter dress (from last summer I think). I love a retro Burda Mag though – I recently bought some of the Miss B magazines that I had in my youth from eBay – they cost quite a lot more than the first time round – I must really stop throwing things out!

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      Jun 26, 2013, 07.55 PMby liliv-1

      Thank you so much for your kind words. I am very glad you like it and yes you are right it reminds the retro dress from last summer:)
      I never throw away anything!! I had kept this issue totally unused all these years. But now I finally used it! I also found other interesting models in the same issue. Miss B magazines!!! I had forgotten them:P

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    Jun 26, 2013, 11.18 AMby katya katya

    I love navy blue too! Like the top of the dress, you look beautiful!

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    Jun 26, 2013, 11.09 AMby Mary P.

    Τι συνδυασμός θανατηφόρος είναι αυτός!!! Τέλειο το σύνολο!!! υ.γ. Εκπαιδευτικός είσαι πουλάκι μου;;;

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      Jun 26, 2013, 01.15 PMby liliv-1

      Ναι! Χαιρομαι που σου αρεσε:))

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    Jun 26, 2013, 08.01 AMby Oksana Starzhynska

    Nice! really nice: first of all the colour is so deep and matches the outfit so well! And the shape of the skirt is absolutely wonderful. It reminds me a new-look style pattern; the most womanish times in fashion, probably.

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      Jun 26, 2013, 01.14 PMby liliv-1

      I am not a big fan of navy blue but to be honest I liked very much your navy blue dress and its deep color and after this a found this fabric and I decided to try it… you were somehow my inspiration;)
      The skirt is the pattern I use in all my pleated dresses, but this time I cut the front piece twice and used it as back piece as well. And I agree with you that the new look style was one of the best moments in fashion history:)

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    Jun 26, 2013, 03.37 AMby BeeZee

    Love it love it love it! You look divine my dear!!!!

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      Jun 26, 2013, 05.51 AMby liliv-1

      Thank you BeeZee!!!

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    Jun 26, 2013, 02.58 AMby Leslie Jacqueline

    What a beautiful and classy dress, it looks stunning on you! Nice choice with the navy color, it will be so versatile :)

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      Jun 26, 2013, 05.51 AMby liliv-1

      Thanks a lot, I’m glad you liked it! I wasn’t sure about the navy color but I like it in the end:)

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    Jun 26, 2013, 02.56 AMby runningwithscissors1

    Cute little dress! Some things are classic

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      Jun 26, 2013, 05.49 AMby liliv-1

      Thank you!!

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    Jun 25, 2013, 10.05 PMby cris orange

    Oh la la, tres chic! This dress is very very flattering for you and i also like your styling with the red shoes and collar :)

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      Jun 25, 2013, 10.11 PMby liliv-1

      Merci beaucoup!!

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    Jun 25, 2013, 09.42 PMby byVA

    What a beautiful dress!

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      Jun 25, 2013, 10.01 PMby liliv-1

      Thanks byVA!

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