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Ruffles and polka dots

Added Sep 5, 2017

by lydiadeitz6252

Zagreb, Croatia






I had this nice red viscose with polka dots in my stash forever. First I was not feeling up to the challenge because it is so beautiful but so hard to work with and then I had doubts about choosing the pattern. I did not want it to be too retro as most clothes I make are or too childish. Finally I found the perfect pattern for a very summery vacation dress that would look great in pictures next to the blue sea! Unfortunately we had a heat wave so the pictures took 5 minutes and I wore the dress a lot because it is so light and flowy.

The pattern was perfect for me, I used size 34 and did not have to make any alterations except shortening the hem to make it more summery and I made the belt so I can wear it with or without it. I did not cut it on bias but the fabric is really nice so I knew it would not be a problem.

Material Notes

Viscose, woven, rayon


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    Sep 18, 2017, 12.00 PMby J Sheridan

    I love the choice of fabric for this pattern!

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    Sep 10, 2017, 02.20 PMby Maria Hayek

    That’s one super cute dress :)

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    Sep 8, 2017, 08.21 PMby TeenyUK

    A perfect dress in a lovely, vibrant colour – just the ticket for holidays in the sun. Please tell me, where were these pictures taken? It looks absolutely gorgeous!

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      Sep 10, 2017, 09.52 PMby lydiadeitz6252

      It’s the island Hvar in Croatia. These pictures don’t even do it justice, the main city Hvar has too many tourists but the island is perfect!

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      Sep 11, 2017, 06.51 PMby TeenyUK

      Thank you, Lydia. I must put this island on my wish list. It’s just beautiful and, as you say, will be even better by sight!

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    Sep 6, 2017, 06.16 PMby evanick

    You look lovely, beautiful dress.

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    Sep 6, 2017, 12.11 PMby SurMesure

    Love your dress, very beautiful!

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    Sep 6, 2017, 08.39 AMby Mary Athey

    Gorgeous dress. I love the fabric and the fit x

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    Sep 6, 2017, 07.34 AMby sarahsdaughter

    Perfect summer dress ! You look beautiful.

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