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my Daphne day dress

Added Jun 19, 2017

by kelerabeus

Beograd, Serbia






I made this dress way back in February when spring was barely on the horizon, and it’s been sitting in my closet ever since. Personally, I prefer cold weather and for me summer arrival is the most dreaded event of the year (I don’t function well on temperatures above 25°C!), so having new pretty dress waiting to be worn is at least something to look forward to! If you ask me, pretty summer dresses are the only good thing about summer.

But enough of me whining – let’s talk more about this prettiness! (if I may say so myself :D) This is Daphne Day Dress from Sew This Pattern and it came out of another one of those situations where I saw a call for pattern testers on Instagram, LOVED the design and signed up immediately hoping I’ll get the chance to try it. And luckily I did! I don’t mind volunteering my precious sewing time for the sake of pattern testing, as long as I get to try awesome looking patterns like this one! And I’m quite happy with how my test version of this dress turned out too – the fit is spot on and I thought that the style is very me.

I really like this design – basically it’s a simple fit and flare silhouette but with lots of interesting little details that make it really special. I’m particularly fond of the look of the bodice, with curved midriff and gathering under the bustline – I find it to be very flattering and slightly vintage looking. And of course, there’s the cut-out back detail. So cute!

The instructions call for fabric with a little bit of stretch and I had this cotton blend in my stash that looked like it could be perfect for it. This fabric was one of those weird finds from a remnant bin – it has a beautiful water lily print but its all messed up at one end of the fabric, with colors bleeding and fading into this abstract mess. As I didn’t have a lot of it I had to use the part with misprint for the bodice but I don’t mind it – I quite like it actually, it reminds me of one those Water Lilies paintings by Claude Monet.


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    Jul 19, 2017, 05.17 AMby sewing fanatic

    this is thoroughly beautiful and wonderfully stitched! =D

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    Jul 13, 2017, 04.53 PMby matkailijakirppu

    Cute dress and fabric! :)

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    Jul 11, 2017, 12.22 AMby Angie H

    Very Sweet Dress. Lovely Print!

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    Jul 5, 2017, 06.33 AMby melthorley

    I love this, thanks so much for sharing

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    Jun 27, 2017, 03.30 AMby Elpida Kyriakou

    I looooooove this one! And it’s a huge coincidence that I’ve just finished my “impressionistic flowers” project. When I bought the fabric it reminded me Claude Monet too… Have a look: http://www.ifasmata.com/portal/zersey/%CE%B5%CE%BC%CF%80%CF%81%CE%B9%CE%BC%CE%AD/vamvakolikra-romantic-flowers-detail

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    Jun 26, 2017, 07.14 AMby janene

    Such a lovely fit. Great fabric choice too :-)

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    Jun 24, 2017, 01.33 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Love it! So sweet and lovely ♥

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    Jun 23, 2017, 06.37 PMby Alyferdi

    Damnnnn this is nice!!!

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    Jun 21, 2017, 01.47 PMby skeeler

    Awesome job!

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    Jun 21, 2017, 08.20 AMby liliv-1

    Perfect on you from all aspects!!

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    Jun 20, 2017, 07.46 PMby Maria Hayek

    I love this dress and love the defect of print on the fabric, agree with you there. By the way! If you don’t function well above 25C you should move to Norway, we get like a week of those a summer :D:D:D

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    Jun 20, 2017, 01.26 PMby SurMesure

    Beautiful dress and I like the fabric which seems perfect for the style of this dress, so romantic!

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    Jun 20, 2017, 09.19 AMby Beccki

    Stunning dress and beautiful fabric.

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    Jun 20, 2017, 07.31 AMby Ivanamania

    haljina je prelepa! a ovo za leto potpuno razumem. što se mene tiče, leto je lepo samo na moru kada je temperatura oko 30 stepeni. i nije mi jasno što svi padaju u trans kada se temperatura toliko podigne da je nemoguće ostati suv, a onda beže u zatvorene prostore kako bi bili pod klimom…

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