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New Favourite Colour: Mint

Added Aug 13, 2014

by cris orange

Vienna, Austria






As you know I generally love strong clear colours, but in the last months I dicovered the pastel nuances for me, especially one of them: mint.

One month ago I found this wonderful Swiss cotton jacquard in exactly my dream colour AND with polka dots – irresistible!

I had the pattern since a while in my head and the fabric was as made for it.
Of course I made the pattern myself again: I transformed the darts of the basic pattern into princess seams. The center part of the upper body and the skirt are cut as one piece. Pockets cannot be missing of course.

The only thing which made me problems was the neckline: I formed it as deep konvexly rounded V, but it stood away from the breast. So I put underneath an elastic band, which solved the problem but brought another one: now there is a fold on the shoulder.

Well, I know this is not perfect, but I don´t want to change it anymore… I love the dress as it is :-) not even my hubby remarked this bug – and he is a strong critic. Anyway, I learned again something… and I have to learn still more!

Material Notes

Cotton Jacquard




Garment Type
Casual, Classic, Romantic

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    Oct 9, 2014, 04.33 PMby adlinouchka

    very very nice! the fabric color is very “beginning of a tender summertime” and.. YOUR SHOES ARE AMAZING!!!

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      Oct 9, 2014, 05.04 PMby cris orange

      Thank you!!! I wore this dress in my holiday and I felt great! It worked with flats too… But I prefer it with heels :-)

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    Aug 28, 2014, 02.47 PMby Matidie

    This pattern fits you very well !

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      Aug 28, 2014, 02.49 PMby cris orange

      well, I made it for me :-) thank you!

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    Aug 20, 2014, 06.04 PMby nrobson

    Looks stunning

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      Aug 20, 2014, 06.37 PMby cris orange

      Happy to hear this :-)

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    Aug 19, 2014, 08.06 PMby Madcinderella

    Very chic, I love it! :D

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    Aug 18, 2014, 08.01 PMby ximena salazar

    hello sorry but im new here can I get patterns of the dresses? I’ll be lloking but i have not find anything :)

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      Aug 18, 2014, 08.03 PMby cris orange

      Hi, I made this pattern myself for my own measures, you can’t find it anywhere….

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    Aug 16, 2014, 04.04 AMby izbott

    It’s a wonderful dress. It suits you well.

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      Aug 16, 2014, 07.35 AMby cris orange

      Thank you so much!

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    Aug 14, 2014, 07.35 PMby MandieW

    Take a look at the latest gallery!

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      Aug 14, 2014, 08.48 PMby cris orange

      Oh, wow, thank you! :-)))

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    Aug 13, 2014, 11.21 PMby slmnstyle

    Another gorgeous dress! I LOVE it! It is so fun, feminine and fresh looking, like a scoop of yummy ice cream! Enjoy it :)

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      Aug 14, 2014, 08.31 AMby cris orange

      thank you for this sweet comment :-)))

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    Aug 13, 2014, 07.50 PMby Irina Schwab

    Looks perfect to me, I cannot see any creased parts on the shoulders, I think it is an amazing fit round bust area, you have achieved what off the shelf dresses cannot ever achieve. Love the shoes, by the way!!!

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      Aug 13, 2014, 08.00 PMby cris orange

      It’s difficult to see the creases in the pictures, but they are there. Beside this I’m indeed very happy with the fitting in the bust area, it’s following my body without being too tight – I still can breathe comfortable :-) thank you for your comment :-)

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    Aug 13, 2014, 07.17 PMby auschick

    great job!

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    Aug 13, 2014, 07.01 PMby stars

    Really pretty, and the minty colour is delicious!

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      Aug 13, 2014, 07.22 PMby cris orange

      Delicious tastes good, like it :-)

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    Aug 13, 2014, 05.35 PMby eddalind

    I like it, I like it a lot

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      Aug 13, 2014, 05.48 PMby cris orange

      Happy to hear this :-)

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    Aug 13, 2014, 05.03 PMby SassyT

    Very pretty Sassy Sewing Bees. https://facebook.com/sassysewingbees

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      Aug 13, 2014, 05.19 PMby cris orange

      Thank you Sassy!

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    Aug 13, 2014, 04.13 PMby beckabooboutique

    beautiful shape!

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    Aug 13, 2014, 04.12 PMby beckabooboutique

    beautiful shape!

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    Aug 13, 2014, 12.17 PMby Stefanie2014

    The dress is so cute and I really like the color and looks adorable on you. (those heels! fantastic!) kudos!

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      Aug 13, 2014, 01.39 PMby cris orange

      thank you, this is a really lovely compliment :-)))

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    Aug 13, 2014, 10.39 AMby liliv-1

    This style is very flattering on you and I admire your ability to make the patterns! I love strong colors too, but mint is the only pastel that I really love!

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      Aug 13, 2014, 01.38 PMby cris orange

      Thank you liliv! when you once understand the basic idea of making patterns and when you once made the basic pattern, you can alter this as you want, it´s really not difficult :-) for me this is FREEDOM!

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    Aug 13, 2014, 10.02 AMby IDia

    so sweet and beautifull! love the color and print! and love how great it looks on you!

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      Aug 13, 2014, 01.34 PMby cris orange

      thank you so much, I`m happy you favourited it :-)))

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