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my purple roses dress

Added Apr 15, 2014

by kelerabeus

Beograd, Serbia






I was gonna name this one my favorite dress ever , but I got sentimental and thought that it wouldn’t be fair to my other dresses to play favorites. Talk about childhood trauma. But just between us – this actually IS my favorite dress. Shhh! Don’t let the other ones hear us.

It’s a pretty basic shape – fitted bodice and full circle skirt. Bodice is made with pattern #104 from Burda 01/2013, with some modifications. I lowered the neckline a bit and made back opening more scooped, and I also shortened sleeves to 3/4 length. Once again, I used an exposed metal zipper in the back, I just like how it looks against the floral print.

This dress became such a staple piece for me. I feel comfortable wearing it everyday to the office, and at the same time it’s my go to piece when I want to dress up for some fancy occasion. I just throw it on whenever I feel like being pretty, I don’t know why but this dress does that for me. I absolutely love this silhouette, as I said before – nothing beats a circle skirt! In combination with fitted bodice is always a winner for me.
Hope you’ll like it as well :)

Material Notes

Fabric is the most beautiful and drapey rayon, a dream to work with! I’m in love with this print, it was (and I think it still is!) available in our stores for ages, but I never had enough of money to get some. The thing is, this store sells fabric by kilograms (crazy, I know:D ) and since this rayon is a bit heavy and weights more than usual that puts it on a pricey side. Lucky for me, my mom was visiting me a while ago and she was generous enough to treat me with 2 meters of this beauty. Thanks mom!




Spring, Fall
Garment Type
Casual, Romantic, Vintage


Master behind the camera

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  • Margesimpson18_large

    Apr 28, 2014, 09.27 PMby ellie-sew

    I am amazed about your style! Your variations of patterns are so much more stunning than the project they are based on. Great job again. :-)

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      Apr 29, 2014, 09.23 PMby kelerabeus

      Oh, thank you! What a nice compliment, think I’m gonna blush :)

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    Apr 21, 2014, 04.54 AMby nrobson


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    Apr 20, 2014, 03.40 PMby Sewing And Style

    stunning dress!

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      Apr 20, 2014, 06.52 PMby kelerabeus

      Thank you, I’m glad you like it!

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    Apr 18, 2014, 09.00 AMby sarahsdaughter

    Beautiful dress and I love this fabric also :)

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      Apr 18, 2014, 12.39 PMby kelerabeus

      Thank you! I’m in a serious temptation to go and buy more of this fabric :)

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    Apr 17, 2014, 11.20 PMby rita61

    Great dress on you. Pretty colours.

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      Apr 18, 2014, 06.48 AMby kelerabeus

      Thanks, I’m glad you like it!

  • Ellen1_large

    Apr 17, 2014, 06.38 AMby Ellen Hatteland

    Lovely dress! Congrats on being featured!

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      Apr 17, 2014, 09.09 AMby kelerabeus

      Oh, how cool! Thank you so much :)

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    Apr 17, 2014, 02.06 AMby paulajean

    It fits you so well! I agree with what you said about a fitted bodice and a circle skirt—it’s a great look. Make more to show us! :)

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      Apr 17, 2014, 09.07 AMby kelerabeus

      Thank you, I’m glad you like it! There’s definitely more of them coming, stay tuned :)

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    Apr 16, 2014, 07.23 PMby liliv-1

    I can see why you are in love with this dress, it’s perfect!

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      Apr 16, 2014, 10.03 PMby kelerabeus

      Thank you :) I wasn’t expecting to love it so much! Guess that’s one of many good things about sewing – you’re always surprised with the final result!

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    Apr 16, 2014, 03.59 PMby slmnstyle

    So cute! I love it and can see how it is your new favorite dress. I promise not to tell your other dresses ;)

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      Apr 16, 2014, 06.12 PMby kelerabeus

      Ha ha, thank you so much! Just play it cool, last thing I need is a riot in my wardrobe :)

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    Apr 16, 2014, 02.57 PMby mokosha

    divno aljince, skroz razumem zasto ti je omiljeno :) secam se tog materijala, sasila sam od njega jednu suknju pre skoro dve godine (i prodala je, hehe.. nije bas bila moj fazon) materijal je stvarno divan za sivenje..

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      Apr 16, 2014, 06.16 PMby kelerabeus

      E, hvala ti :) Nedavno sam bila u st. merkatoru i videla da ga imaju i dalje na kuponima, mislim da je u ponudi već godinama! U iskušenju sam da ga ponovo uzmem i čuvam u šteku, pa kad mi se ova haljina raspadne u jednom trenutku da imam od čega da napravim novu :)

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    Apr 16, 2014, 01.55 PMby fashionfreek

    Lovely Dress:)

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      Apr 16, 2014, 06.16 PMby kelerabeus

      Thanks, glad you like it!

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