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my Rebecca dress

Added Jun 29, 2014

by kelerabeus

Beograd, Serbia






Being 100% cat lady I am, you can imagine my excitement when I saw this cat printed fabric in our store! Plus it’s chiffon, which happens to be my favorite material ever. The only downside of getting your hands on something as awesome as this fabric is that you’re bound to be terrified to cut into that beauty. To ease my way into that decision (after waiting for more than two years!) I started with cutting just a piece of it, so that I have enough of the fabric left to make another dress. I think that’s was rather good decision, since now I’m gonna have two dresses with this super cute print. Yay :)

Inspiration for the design came from this outfit by beautiful Rebecca of The Clothes Horse. I am the biggest fan of her sweet and ladylike style and her blog is a constant source of inspiration for me. I really love how the flounces of the blouse hugs the body, so Pre-Raphaelite like. I thought it would be cute to make it as a dress, so I did :)

The pattern is semi-self drafted in the sense that I took some basic bodice pattern, changed the neckline into deep V and then I drafted the flounce myself. Skirt is pretty simple, with three box pleats on both sides. There’s an invisible zipper in the side seam, and that’s about it :) I’m absolutely in love with the dress and can’t wait to wear it all the time! Hope you like it as well :)

Material Notes

After I decided to use cat printed chiffon for the skirt I started looking for some monochrome fabric in a coordinating color for the top part. Luckily I found this rayon in some off-white shade, it has the most beautiful drape which makes the flounce very soft and flowy. The pictures did turned out a tad to bright so the color of the top is almost blending with my skin, but I like them still :)




Summer, Spring
Garment Type
Romantic, Bohemian
Chiffon, Rayon


Behind the camera

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    Jul 7, 2014, 05.44 AMby nrobson

    interesting nice dress

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      Jul 13, 2014, 07.36 AMby kelerabeus

      Thanks, glad you like it!

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    Jul 4, 2014, 12.58 PMby carottesauvage

    super!! I love the flounces!

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      Jul 4, 2014, 07.29 PMby kelerabeus

      Thanks Hélène!

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    Jul 3, 2014, 07.01 PMby annetteb

    Really pretty

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    Jul 3, 2014, 06.01 PMby LEAs-Heart-ART

    That’s a perfect pattern for pear shaped ladys :)

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      Jul 4, 2014, 07.23 PMby kelerabeus

      Yeah I can see what you mean! It makes a good balance with all the flounces on the top :)

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    Jul 2, 2014, 08.03 PMby Irina Schwab

    Gorgeous dress!!! Lovely photos, too. It is quite clever how you used the green one colour background to put the skirt pattern in limelight. x

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      Jul 2, 2014, 09.44 PMby kelerabeus

      Thank you! I’m glad to hear that you like the photos, my friend and I are always on a lookout for a nice spots for taking pictures :) Luckily, we live in a beautiful city and there’s so many places to choose from.

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    Jul 2, 2014, 05.38 PMby Shira B

    As a cat lady myself of course I like it! it’s creative and inspiring, and better then the original one :)

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      Jul 2, 2014, 09.38 PMby kelerabeus

      Thank you so much! I would say that most seamstress have a thing for cats, and I most definitely know that cats have a thing for sewing :)

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    Jul 2, 2014, 01.08 AMby ink

    Super cute, a modern twist of an old style. Really pretty.

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      Jul 2, 2014, 09.31 PMby kelerabeus

      Thanks! That is the exact vibe I was going for :)

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    Jun 30, 2014, 10.06 PMby izbott

    I like cats too. The color of the top is very delicate & I like the cats print. Its very pretty.

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    Jun 30, 2014, 02.13 PMby plantpredator

    The flounce is so feminine and beautiful! and the cats on the skirt just make the dress absolutely perfect, great job!

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      Jul 1, 2014, 07.10 PMby kelerabeus

      Thanks! Needles to say, cats are my favorite part of the dress as well :)

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    Jun 30, 2014, 11.02 AMby tigger0580

    It’s a beautiful dress ;-)) I love your cat fabric

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    Jun 30, 2014, 08.33 AMby Mary Athey

    Oh I am cat mad as well and I have 3 of my own. I recent bought chiffon with cats on it plus Jersey with cats on lol. I. Adore your dress, it’s so lovely on you. The flounce top is fabulous and the cat chiffon bottoms divine. Love this. X

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      Jun 30, 2014, 09.38 AMby kelerabeus

      Thank you Mary! Cats and sewing really go together, aren’t they :) Can’t wait to see what you’re gonna make with your cat fabric!

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    Jun 30, 2014, 04.43 AMby libbysharf

    Such a sweet and feminine dress!

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      Jun 30, 2014, 08.11 AMby kelerabeus

      Thank you :)

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    Jun 29, 2014, 08.31 PMby janene

    What a very beautiful and original dress!

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      Jun 30, 2014, 08.10 AMby kelerabeus

      Thank you, I’m glad you like it!

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    Jun 29, 2014, 06.36 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    How cool and lovely dress! Love your cats too :-)

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      Jun 30, 2014, 08.10 AMby kelerabeus

      Thanks Ellen! I gotta make sure to include some pictures of my cat next time I sew a dress with this fabric, since she matches the print so well :)

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    Jun 29, 2014, 03.43 PMby liliv-1

    I’m in love with this dress:)

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      Jun 29, 2014, 04.01 PMby kelerabeus

      That makes the two of us :) Thank you!

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