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Make a wish - Hand painted dress

Added Dec 18, 2016

by Elpida Kyriakou

Athens, Greece






Merry Christmas everyone!

Material Notes

Ponte Jersey


Garment Type

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    Feb 26, 2017, 12.25 PMby ni44

    This is amazing, love the color combination and hand painting! :)

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    Jan 30, 2017, 01.23 PMby lisascarolina

    Gorgeous dress!! :)

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    Jan 7, 2017, 06.21 PMby popodoe21

    Incredible dress! Very unique! Well done!

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    Jan 5, 2017, 03.21 PMby Anna E

    gorgeous! It looks great in this colours. Love the painting too!

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    Jan 2, 2017, 10.27 PMby Bbtiny

    Awesome! I love this pattern and you made it look even better with this great combination of fabrics!

    You seriously patinted this!? I’m impressed! Great work!

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      Jan 3, 2017, 04.00 PMby Elpida Kyriakou

      Thank you so much:-) I really enjoyed making it and it was fun to wear it during the Christmas holidays.

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    Jan 2, 2017, 09.23 PMby shavlin

    beautiful dress, very talented and the scarf just adds real style to a simple beautiful dress. Well done!

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    Dec 29, 2016, 12.24 PMby sewing fanatic

    liking it Elpida, the sleeves and dual color combo; you’re getting me interested in fabric painting now too =)

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      Dec 29, 2016, 06.42 PMby Elpida Kyriakou

      Oh, yes!!! Try it! You can create unique garments and I strongly believe you don’t have to be an artist to do it… Actually the painting need not be realistic at all and of course you can always copy to make things easier.

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    Dec 28, 2016, 12.36 AMby Eli Cat

    I missed your project! Very beautiful dress! Your works are always great. You are so talented.

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      Dec 29, 2016, 06.37 PMby Elpida Kyriakou

      Thanks! I admire your projects too. You are one of my favourite community members!

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    Dec 26, 2016, 07.54 AMby Maria Loupa

    Ελπίδα μου , Χρόνια πολλά ελπίζω να πέρασες όμορφα τα Χριστούγεννα . Το φόρεμα σου είναι μοναδικό. Τί ωραία ζωγραφιά είναι αυτή! Δείχνει πολύ ζωντανή. Σε κάθε σου ρούχο βάζεις και μια προσωπική σου πινελιά. Τέλει για τις γιορτινές μέρες.

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      Dec 26, 2016, 10.50 AMby Elpida Kyriakou

      Χρόνια πολλά Μαρία! Να περάσεις πολύ πολύ ωραία!

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    Dec 25, 2016, 04.32 PMby Tzai

    Ελπίδα τα φορέματα που ζωγραφίζεις είναι τα αγαπημένα μου, Θα το προτιμούσα λίγο πιο μακρύ αλλά μ’αρεσεί πολύ ο συνδυασμός χρωμάτων και φυσικά η ζωγραφιά σου είναι καταπληκτική, αν ήταν πιο μακρύ θα το φόραγα συνέχεια, δεν συμφωνώ ότι είναι του νηπιαγωγείου. φιλιά, ελπίζω να τα πούμε σύντομα.

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      Dec 26, 2016, 10.56 AMby Elpida Kyriakou

      Χρόνια πολλά και καλά! Αν και αυτές τις μέρες έχω μαζέψει τη μηχανή γιατί δεν πάει με το δέντρο στο σαλόνι, ράβω κρυφά το βράδυ στη κουζίνα….Έχω μπλέξει με ένα δύσκολο φόρεμα που δεν ξέρω γιατί το ξεκίνησα και που θα το φορέσω. Είμαι για πρώτη φορά σε πειρασμό να το παρατήσω στη μέση αλλά δε θέλω να με βρει το 2017 με ημιτελές ρούχο! Δουλεύω αυτές τις μέρες, αλλά αν κανονίσετε με τη Βασιλική πείτε μου και θα το προσπαθήσω.

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    Dec 22, 2016, 03.37 PMby Daniela Gutierrez-Diaz

    Beautiful dress

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    Dec 21, 2016, 10.56 PMby HOUSE-OF-PHILO

    Very Unique! I like this very much. It shows how creative you are. To sew a dress, is one thing, but to give it a personal touch is premium class!! Bye Philo

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      Dec 26, 2016, 10.57 AMby Elpida Kyriakou

      Thank you so much! Best wishes!!!

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    Dec 21, 2016, 05.12 PMby kisses

    So cute Elpida….like the painting it makes the dress special

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      Dec 21, 2016, 09.12 PMby Elpida Kyriakou

      Thanks my friend. I really enjoyed making it….

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    Dec 20, 2016, 11.53 PMby izbott

    This is the prettiest dress! You are a very talented lady, Merry Christmas!

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      Dec 21, 2016, 09.11 PMby Elpida Kyriakou

      Thank you! Best Wishes to you too!

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    Dec 20, 2016, 09.00 PMby TeenyUK

    Truly, madly, deeply amazing!!!

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    Dec 19, 2016, 10.05 PMby Daniela Ivanova

    This is FANTASTIC !!!

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      Dec 21, 2016, 09.09 PMby Elpida Kyriakou

      Thanks Daniela! Best Christmas Wishes to you!

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    Dec 19, 2016, 10.02 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Big WOW! This is Gorgeous! You never stop surprising me! Merry Christmas to you too ♥

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      Dec 21, 2016, 09.09 PMby Elpida Kyriakou

      Best Wishes to you and your family Ellen!

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    Dec 19, 2016, 08.26 PMby chula123

    As always, stunning!!! very magical design, love it. And I also love the dress, have used the pattern myself and I find it very flattering. A wonderful Christmas for you and your loved ones, Elpida!

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      Dec 19, 2016, 09.58 PMby Elpida Kyriakou

      Thank you my friend. Actually, I mixed the mini and the maxi versions of this pattern, so I added darts at the back which improve the fit even more. Hope to see yours soon!

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    Dec 19, 2016, 07.18 PMby Monica Zanardo


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      Dec 19, 2016, 09.55 PMby Elpida Kyriakou

      Thank you Monica and welcome to the community! I’m sure there are a lot of projects in your closet waiting to be posted….

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    Dec 19, 2016, 06.13 PMby Irina Schwab

    That print is so fabulous!! Fell in love!!

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      Dec 19, 2016, 09.53 PMby Elpida Kyriakou

      Thank you so much Irina! Best wishes!!!

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    Dec 19, 2016, 04.52 PMby liliv-1

    Α, εγινε τελειο! Τα χρωματα δεσαν υπεροχα και η ζωγραφικη πινελια εβαλε την υπογραφη σου!

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      Dec 19, 2016, 09.53 PMby Elpida Kyriakou

      Ευχαριστώ Βασιλική. Πολύ το διασκέδασα που το έφταιξα αλλά κρίμα που τα παιδιά μεγάλωσαν και δεν μπορώ να το βάλω στη γιορτή του νηπιαγωγείου, θα ταίριαζε πολύ εκεί…

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    Dec 19, 2016, 03.25 PMby Lindsay Hodgson

    So, so, so pretty!! Love it. On this same theme I did some string art a few years ago with someone blewing a dandelion too and it got over 14,000 shares on pinterest!! Something magical about that imagery I think!!

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    Dec 19, 2016, 01.31 PMby SurMesure

    What a fabulous creation! You did it again☺Beautiful hand painting detail! Merry Christmas to you too!

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      Dec 19, 2016, 09.49 PMby Elpida Kyriakou

      Thank you so much….Have a great time!

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    Dec 19, 2016, 10.38 AMby Mary Athey

    Beautiful dress. Your hand painting is fabulous on this. Merry Christmas to you and your family elpida xx

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      Dec 19, 2016, 09.46 PMby Elpida Kyriakou

      Thank you Mary! All the best to you too!

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    Dec 19, 2016, 09.55 AMby Ivanamania

    I knew it! Love it! Marry Christmas!

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      Dec 19, 2016, 09.46 PMby Elpida Kyriakou

      I really enjoyed making it, I’m not sure I’ ll enjoy wearing it. But sewing is psychotherapy for me, and it worked well with this dress.

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    Dec 19, 2016, 07.31 AMby Beccki

    I absolutely adore your hand painted dresses and this is no exception..beautiful design and gorgeous dress. Merry Christmas Elpida.

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      Dec 19, 2016, 09.38 PMby Elpida Kyriakou

      Thank you Beckki! No more red, this Christmas I’ll wear blue :-)) Have a good time!

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    Dec 19, 2016, 06.50 AMby Maria Hayek

    Merry Christmas to you too :) Nice dreamy dress you made, I like it Elpida :) And as always awesome hand painting job!

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      Dec 19, 2016, 09.34 PMby Elpida Kyriakou

      Thank you Maria! People love wishes (and illusions) this time of the year….

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    Dec 19, 2016, 01.32 AMby floralgirl

    Elpida this is just a beautiful joyful dress! Love everything about it!

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      Dec 19, 2016, 09.21 PMby Elpida Kyriakou

      Hi Anne-Marie! Thank you so much for the photos! I keep looking at them again and again, as I don’t remember many of them from the film. I remember I was too busy trying to follow the plot without greek subtitles that I missed so many details. Thanks for travelling me :-)

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      Dec 20, 2016, 12.59 AMby floralgirl

      So glad you like my pics.. i must admit I hadn’t remembered every dress from the movie..that film should come with Greek subtitles!

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