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St. Tropez Beach Dress

Added Jun 17, 2010

by michelle ><...

Kapaa, United St...






I named it this because it reminds me of some posh beach cover up that you would wear on the French Riviera (Yes I’m dreaming). Again it is another dress I made for me and didn’t fit. So like always one of my daughters gets it, and because my oldest is bigger then me she scored this time. This is an old 70’s Butterick pattern (6523) I wanted to try with gauze fabric. I had gotten this new belt and had imaged the kind of dress I wanted to make for it ,so here it is. She looks unhappy cuz she really wanted to go surf but I made her take pictures in it first, not too much to ask, for a new dress, Right!

Material Notes

gauze fabric & eyelets




Garment Type
Beach, Casual
Cotton, Other

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    Jun 20, 2010, 04.38 AMby Kristin C

    Two thumbs up! :o)

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    Jun 19, 2010, 05.57 AMby petitmoutonbleu

    gorgous!! tropical-…flowy happy!!!

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    Jun 18, 2010, 01.07 PMby auntibrig

    Gorgeous! If you make it shorter it could become a tunic with a wide belt.

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    Jun 17, 2010, 08.27 PMby apvolek21

    Absolutely adorable! I love the back drawstring detail. Jealous your daughter got such a cute dress!

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    Jun 17, 2010, 05.47 PMby shedoz213

    Love this dress, you did a great job on it!

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    Jun 17, 2010, 04.42 PMby fabricaddict

    What a divine dress! your daughter is lucky! I really like the neckline and pleats – it looks great, you should make a smaller one for you

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    Jun 17, 2010, 04.42 PMby nhouse

    i love it. so cute and it looks super comfy. it does have that designer look to it that says French Riviera.

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    Jun 17, 2010, 04.29 PMby smallone

    this is totally san tropez! love the style looks great on your daughter – lucky her!!

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    Jun 17, 2010, 03.42 PMby rifka

    Beach, surf, and a new dress? Sweet life! Another pretty dress.

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    Jun 17, 2010, 03.34 PMby tinybows

    so cool, you could wear this so many ways, i love it.

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      Jun 17, 2010, 06.59 PMby michelle ><><><

      totally! We’ve tryed so many things with it!

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    Jun 17, 2010, 12.58 PMby nutmeg1

    Love the style – the fabric is perfect for it

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    Jun 17, 2010, 12.26 PMby kellyfuller

    Gorgeous!! Love it with the belt!

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    Jun 17, 2010, 09.01 AMby sabzarap

    I think I’d go along with Aibby and maby try a similar dresspattern soon…

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      Jun 17, 2010, 09.08 AMby michelle ><><><

      gauze looks great , but a pain to work with! i’m going to try and make another one for me and use a different fabric

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    Jun 17, 2010, 08.55 AMby aibby

    Love the dress and the fabric. Looks great for a beach day.

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