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my floral dress

Added Apr 7, 2014

by kelerabeus

Beograd, Serbia






I am a huge sucker for a nice floral print, but somehow I can’t find it that often. And every now and then when I do find one, I go and make as many dresses as I can out of it! In this case I made two, and this was the second one.

Pattern is #116 from Burda 10/2010. I love the cut-out bustline, so flattering! Although cute, cap sleeves are a bit restrictive when it comes to arm movement. It’s not the kind of dress you would wear to go apple picking, but it’s not like I practice any of that lately anyway :)
I changed the skirt, thought it would look cute like this. I love the tiered look on skirts and I made similar silhouette before and I already knew I’ll like it. My scalloped and my upcycled skirts are the most worn garments in my closet, so there was a little chance I could go wrong :)
Since the whole look is quite girly and sweet, I thought that it would be cool to put exposed metal zipper on the back to make it just a bit “tougher”. Sort of. I’m not sure I accomplished that, doubt there’s anything that can make this dress tough :D

Material Notes

Dress is made of cotton, it’s very light and see through so I had to line it. I didn’t have enough of the floral fabric so I used some yellowish cotton for lining. Metal zipper was white, but I did some tea-dying to get more muted and off white shade.




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Bohemian, Goth/Gothic Lolita, Romantic, Vintage


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    May 1, 2014, 09.06 AMby Rianne2

    This is a very lovely dress! :)

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      May 1, 2014, 09.54 AMby kelerabeus

      Thank you! I thought that floral print and this kind of silhouette would compliment each other nicely :)

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    Apr 12, 2014, 02.33 PMby nrobson

    great job

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      Apr 12, 2014, 04.56 PMby kelerabeus

      Thank you! I like how it turned out too :)

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    Apr 9, 2014, 10.50 PMby Laura Cummins

    It’s gorgeous. I want one!

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      Apr 10, 2014, 06.35 PMby kelerabeus

      I’m happy to hear that :) It’s not very complicated dress, you should give it a try!

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    Apr 9, 2014, 03.12 PMby SassyT

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    Apr 9, 2014, 06.07 AMby Ellen Hatteland

    Lovely dress – looks fabulous! Congrats on being featured! :)

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      Apr 9, 2014, 10.32 AMby kelerabeus

      Thank you so much! I just noticed that my dress is featured on homepage, yay :)

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    Apr 8, 2014, 02.31 PMby mkonieczki

    This is adorable. THe tiered skirt and the cap sleeve are really nice design features.

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      Apr 9, 2014, 10.29 AMby kelerabeus

      Thank you! Those are my favorite parts of the dress as well :)

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    Apr 8, 2014, 11.45 AMby liliv-1

    I love this pattern and your floral version is very cute and romantic!

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      Apr 9, 2014, 10.28 AMby kelerabeus

      Thank you, I’m glad you like it! It really is a pretty pattern, so much that I can forget how unfunctional can be :)

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    Apr 8, 2014, 07.59 AMby Mary Athey

    This is a lovely dress, i really love that neckline. I have wanted to make this dress for a long time but with a pencil bottom. I love the print and the double layered bottom works really well x

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      Apr 8, 2014, 10.16 AMby kelerabeus

      Thank you! I think this bodice would look great with fitted skirt, you should definitely give it a try. Looking forward to see your version :)

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    Apr 8, 2014, 06.35 AMby mokosha

    lepa, svidja mi se ovaj romanticni print, dobro se slaze sa ovim krojem i tvojim izmenama :) slazem se za rukave, potpuno su ih sumanuto dizajnirali, a posto ja ne umem da budem fina i ne mlatim previse rukama, moje aljince po ovom kroju se iscepalo :(

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      Apr 8, 2014, 10.13 AMby kelerabeus

      E hvala :) ma rukavi su stvarno naopaki, mislim da sam i na još nekim projektima ovde na burdi pročitala da su imali sličnih problema. Možda je pametno koristiti materijal koji se malo rasteže, šta ja znam. Bezveze što ti se pocepala haljina, ako je to ona zeleno plava koja ti je među prvim projektima ona je baš bila super :(

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    Apr 8, 2014, 01.03 AMby Denise Wild

    Gorgeous dress… looks great on you! :)

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      Apr 8, 2014, 10.09 AMby kelerabeus

      Thanks, glad you like it :)

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