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my very decent dress

Added Nov 15, 2012

by kelerabeus

Beograd, Serbia






When it comes to taking photos of things I sew, I’m very VERY far from being consistent. That’s probably why you’re looking at a summer dress in the middle of November.
I sew this dress somewhere at a beginning of the spring, after watching a whole lot of New Girl. I guess I was a little bit influenced by her teacher style :)
One of my goals for this summer was to significantly reduce my fabric stash! This particular fabric I bought more than a three years ago, and I’m really glad that I finally made something out of it. I’ve had the same print in two colors, so I used green fabric for the dress and the red for pockets and undercollar.
In the end it turned out quite nice, I would say so myself :) I wore it a bunch of times and people always compliment me on, even a perfect strangers! Plus my mom totally likes it, she says it’s very “proper and decent”. I decided to take it as a positive :)

Material Notes

Fabric is some middle weight cotton, a dream to work with. For piping and pussy bow tie I used some green chiffon I had in my stash – not because chiffon is the best fabric choice for piping. It is (quelle surprise) NOT. I was just to lazy to go out of the house to find a proper piping.




Summer, Spring
Garment Type
Classic, Vintage

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    Oct 19, 2014, 12.29 PMby klarakeler

    You make the cutest dresses ever. I want to steal them and wear them all! Or actually I could make my own, inspired by yours ;).

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      Oct 19, 2014, 10.26 PMby kelerabeus

      Aw, you’re too kind! I’m constantly inspired by the work of others, and for me to serve as inspiration for someone is the ultimate form of flattering. Thank you, and you should definitely make one for yourself!

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    Jan 27, 2013, 11.21 AMby Lauren9

    I love how you have added a collar to this pattern! You have inspired me…next month’s goal = sew a dress with a collar. So cute!

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      Jan 28, 2013, 12.13 PMby kelerabeus

      Thank you! Whenever you want to spruce up a plain pattern – just add a collar :)

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    Jan 20, 2013, 07.40 PMby doroti

    jaojao divno li je ovo! sve sta sasijes je tako divno i tako inspirativno, i dodje mi da sad, u nedilju navecer, provalim u ducan materijala da si kupim nesto od cega mogu sasit to isto!! ah, steta sta s inspiracijom ne dolazi i vjestina.:)) i da, zooey <3 hvalahvala!

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      Jan 23, 2013, 01.25 AMby kelerabeus

      Jao, hvala ti :D još mi se nije desilo da inspirišem ljude na vikend tekstil razbojništvo, ovo mi je ultimativni kompliment!

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    Nov 21, 2012, 11.45 AMby ivana87

    Predivno, svaka cast

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    Nov 20, 2012, 06.45 AMby rhinestic

    One word: Love!!

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    Nov 20, 2012, 05.24 AMby nouvellegamine

    very cute! I love the contrast color in the pockets and under the collar :)

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    Nov 19, 2012, 09.15 AMby pauline alice

    This is such a cute dress (and yes, very decent!). I love the collar and the tie, those are very nice details.

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    Nov 16, 2012, 12.59 PMby baka-pepica

    prekrasna je!

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    Nov 16, 2012, 06.11 AMby mokosha

    apsolutno je savrsena.. obozavam taj burdin kroj, sa sam napravila nekolio haljina po njemu i sve ih obozavam.. ali ova tvoja je bas posebna, hocu i ja jednu takvu :-)

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      Nov 16, 2012, 11.34 AMby kelerabeus

      E, hvala :) i mene je iznenadilo kako je haljina ispala na kraju, kad sam je započela nisam toliko imala konkretan plan koliko sam htela da se konačno rastosiljam materijala!

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    Nov 16, 2012, 02.03 AMby DarcyRo

    Oh so cute……great job!

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    Nov 16, 2012, 01.54 AMby Monicao6

    Amazing! I love it!

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    Nov 15, 2012, 10.22 PMby janene

    You have made such a beautiful dress from that pattern. I have used the bodice and I agree that it is a great basis for some variations. I love the surprise element of that contrasting fabric underneath the collar. I really love it, the choice of fabric, the silhouette, everything! :-)

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      Nov 16, 2012, 11.30 AMby kelerabeus

      Thank you! It is a great pattern, I used it twice already and I believe I will again :)

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    Nov 15, 2012, 09.52 PMby jadealamode

    wow… I love the collar.

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    Nov 15, 2012, 08.53 PMby madebymeg

    adorable! looks really great and nicely made!

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    Nov 15, 2012, 08.39 PMby Mary Athey

    Its a fab dress. the details are lovely and its a nice touch to use a contrasting fabric under the collar and inside the pockets. the backs lovely as well x

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    Nov 15, 2012, 08.23 PMby kisses

    Cute dress and I like how you use the fabrics

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