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Splash of Colour in My Autumn

Added Sep 11, 2011

by monikapullerits

Tallinn, Estonia






Burda 5/2011

So. It’s almost official. Autumn is coming to town :( And i was in desperate need of a dress for colder weather. Now… have to admit, dont look that autumnish and warm but oh well… I did line it so that counts doesnt it? ;)

Purple skirt part is an old apron (hence the pocket ;) and yellow top a curtain ( yes, again :P). This is first time i tried lining a dress. But only top part ’cos fabric was quite sheer (is it the right word?). It was quite challenging and yet very interesting to figure out how it is done :P Inside doesnt look that pretty unfortunately, next time will do better ;)

One thing i reccomend to change about this dress is the back part. It looked almost ok on the pic but in real life looked like a poofy balloon. Tried to take it in to minimize the damage. With different fabric and for summer – why not!

When i finished the dress looked great! But seemed like the top was missing something… Old curtain had 6 buttons (covered with same fabric) attached so i tried to find ways to sew them to this dress but yellow on yellow. seemed too far fetched. So ditched them ( so far ;). Instead added a bow from the same apron-strings ;)

The dress is quite tight around my body but still has room to move around… Luckily!

Material Notes

Cotton apron and curtains.




Spring, Summer, Fall
Garment Type

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    Nov 27, 2011, 10.58 AMby jellybear

    Awesome finishing, it’s the little things that make it special

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    Sep 15, 2011, 02.05 PMby tashmopolitan

    I love it! So BLaire Waldorf.

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      Sep 16, 2011, 09.27 AMby monikapullerits

      Now that i look, it kind of does :P

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    Sep 14, 2011, 12.12 PMby daughterfish

    I love this! The colors are great and think the back looks awesome!

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      Sep 16, 2011, 09.27 AMby monikapullerits

      Aaw, you’re just saying that! :)

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    Sep 14, 2011, 09.43 AMby Lexicon

    You are a riot of colour – I love it!

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    Sep 13, 2011, 06.06 PMby wildflower31

    That color combo is great and you made that out of an apron and curtains, wow.

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    Sep 12, 2011, 09.30 AMby inskirt

    Very pretty!

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    Sep 12, 2011, 06.12 AMby janene

    I love the linen-look fabric and the colours and I love the style of the dress. But I do agree, I thought there was something strange about the syle of the back of the bodice. I’m not sure what the designer was thinking of there! The front is so elegant and fitted and then the back is all poofy like that for no reason. You did well to minimize the poof! Thank you for sharing and confirming what I was thinking!! :-)

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      Sep 13, 2011, 07.43 AMby monikapullerits

      So clad to hear there is someone out there to feel exactly the same about that poof! :D And thank you for kind words!

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    Sep 12, 2011, 03.35 AMby Ruffles Gazebo

    such great colours! all topped off with a pretty little bow _ colour blocking is in style atm…who cares what season it is! plus autumn can get a little dull sometimes, so you have the perfect dress to brighten up your day

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      Sep 13, 2011, 07.44 AMby monikapullerits

      I am planning to change the bow. Have to find some tutorial how to…. but i have this little feeling that im not going to.. there are soo many new projects to do ;)

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    Sep 11, 2011, 11.45 PMby max

    Love the way the colors make my eyes dance! Great Job!

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      Sep 13, 2011, 07.45 AMby monikapullerits

      Thats like one of the best things someone could tell about my dress: make my eyes dance! Thank you!

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    Sep 11, 2011, 11.38 PMby Priscilla Folley

    Love the colors, too!

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    Sep 11, 2011, 08.54 PMby Pepper Toast

    I really like the colour combination of this cute dress. And so thrifty to use aprons and curtains! Can you please explain how you changed the back of this dress? Did you add darts? Thanks

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      Sep 13, 2011, 07.48 AMby monikapullerits

      I dont know where but i somehow found courage to mix these two colors together and look how pretty it turned out. I just took it in a lot verticali. You should see two lines on the sides.

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