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Red Linen Summer Dress-trial #1

Added Dec 8, 2011

by schnui

Brisbane, Australia






I am a mature aged student at university studying nutritional medicine and I have been waiting for weeks to finish assignments and exams to make this dress before I decide to cut into a beautiful piece of silk and repeat the same pattern. Although I have only used very average quality linen which I preshrunk, I am very happy with this style and fit. It crushes easily but it will be a lovely cool dress to wear in our hot and humid summer. I am now about to sew the 2nd version for Christmas.
This is not a difficult dress to make, but the neckline does need attention and care. Burda Style magazine 6/2011 #102

Material Notes

Red linen from Spotlight.




Summer, Spring
Garment Type
Beach, Casual, Classic

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    Jul 25, 2012, 03.38 PMby 祝 蕾冰

    It looks so beautiful~I love red so much.

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    Feb 3, 2012, 07.05 PMby laurakealey

    I love the dress, is the silk one on here yet? It looks really good well done.

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      Feb 4, 2012, 02.01 AMby schnui

      Thank-you Laura fr your comments. Yes the silk one is on and I wear them both often.

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    Dec 22, 2011, 07.53 AMby janene

    Ooo I do love a linen dress… and a red one at that! This is lovely. I can imagine that the neckline was a bit fiddly. Moreso getting those little gathers even. But you have done a fabulous job. I bet it feels great to wear. Looking forward to seeing the silk one! ;-)

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      Dec 22, 2011, 08.42 AMby schnui

      Thanks Janene. The silk one is made but yet to be photographed. I have to wait for my son or daughter to pop over. The silk one is even nicer to wear and so cool and is already my favourite summer dress.

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    Dec 11, 2011, 02.20 AMby Rikamekko

    Beautiful dress! It would you cannot wait for summer to wear this^^

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      Dec 11, 2011, 02.34 AMby schnui

      Thank-you for your comments. It is already summer here in Australia and I have worn this dress already this week and it was very cool and comfy.

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    Dec 10, 2011, 04.02 PMby Gabriele Yorlano

    Very nicely made. I like the neckline very delicate. I wish I lived in your warm climate. We are trying to keep warm where I live. I also notice the detail on your hanger…love it!

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      Dec 10, 2011, 09.22 PMby schnui

      Thank-you Gabriele. In the middle of my summer I wish I lived where you live. We can’t be pleased can we??

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    Dec 10, 2011, 03.20 PMby Liora Litman-Cohen

    what a sweet garment,buetifully made and probably very comfy too.love it!

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      Dec 10, 2011, 09.19 PMby schnui

      Yes Liora it is very comfy. When it gets hot, I feel very lazy and I hate clingy clothes, so this dress is perfect. It would be great in your summer too.

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      Dec 10, 2011, 09.25 PMby schnui

      Thank-you Liora (very pretty name). And yes this dress is very comfy, especially when I am hot. I hate clingy clothes and this is perfect for those hot humid days. I should not complain as the weather in Brisbane is almost perfect all year round. One of the reasons I love it here.

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      Dec 10, 2011, 10.32 PMby Liora Litman-Cohen

      I think so too.were you ever here in Israel? I am going to be close to you soon – studying a masters degree in Melbourne Uni.

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    Dec 10, 2011, 05.02 AMby corsetclaire

    Great dress and i love the colour, perfect for Christmas in Oz.

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      Dec 10, 2011, 12.19 PMby schnui

      Thank-you and yes it is great for our hot Christmas weather.

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    Dec 9, 2011, 05.46 AMby olac

    Lovely! It looks cool and comfortable.

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      Dec 9, 2011, 07.12 AMby schnui

      Thanks, it is.

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    Dec 9, 2011, 01.22 AMby Lucha Suarez

    Very lovely! The neckline came out perfectly!

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      Dec 9, 2011, 05.11 AMby schnui

      Thank-you!! The neckline turned out not too bad but I will be paying greater attention with the silk.

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    Dec 8, 2011, 11.29 PMby corinneski

    Love it! As you say perfect for a Brisvegas Chrissie.

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      Dec 9, 2011, 12.31 AMby schnui

      Thanks for your kind comments. It will probably look like a rag by the end of summer (May!!). I am not a fan of Spotlight fabric so I don’t expect it will go the distance but I needed a cheap fabric to try out before the silk was cut.

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    Dec 8, 2011, 09.35 PMby patti-r

    Great Job!! Love the color!!

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      Dec 9, 2011, 12.32 AMby schnui

      Thank-you for your kind comments.

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