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Red Marimekko-Print Dress

Added Oct 24, 2011

by bernieandi

Sydney, Australia




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This 1960s Marimekko Print is probably my favorite textile print of ALL TIME so you can imagine how excited I was when I found a cotton-quilting fabric in this print.

This dress is made with a sun dress pattern I drafted myself (my most used pattern). I should probably mention the zip is a side zip.

Happiness is walking around in summer in this dress. I feel feminine, lively and just more “me”.

As you can see I am not too fussy when it comes to matching up my print. But I did want the red flower to be in the middle.

Time to complete: Around 4 hrs

Date Completed: mid-early 2011

Amount of times worn: 3

Fitting notes: Excellent fit. My favorite

Material Notes

Fabric: About 2.60 meters of this glorious lightweight cotton with 1960s Marimekko design. The fabric was about $16.96 a meter.

Lining: lined the bodice with a red lightweight cotton.

Pattern: Self-drafted sun dress

Notions: 25-35cm white invisible around $1 (bought in bulk on ebay)




Garment Type

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    Oct 24, 2011, 03.57 PMby lisa g

    ahhhh love marimekko… this is one of my favorite prints also! looks great as a sundress!

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    Oct 24, 2011, 02.52 PMby Justine of Sew Country Chick

    I think this is one of my favorite prints too. Lovely dress!

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      Oct 24, 2011, 09.26 PMby bernieandi

      Thank you. Gotta love Retro prints :-)

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