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Staying cool dress

Added Jul 20, 2014

by alicewang

Surrey, United K...






I knocked this little dress together the weekend before my holiday to the sunny Sicily, so that I could stay cool.

I used a lovely piece of silk charmuse, with funky selvages, which I bought from the fabric souk in Dubai earlier this year. It was thin, smooth, and breatheable – the perfect candidate for a cool summer number.

I used the Jamie shift dress pattern from the Burda book, and having tried it out previously I made it as a pullover dress without the zip. By doing so I was able to preserve the wonderful pattern better.

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Material Notes

silk charmuse


Garment Type
Beach, Bohemian, Casual, Classic

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    Jul 1, 2015, 04.17 PMby barryedric


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    Jul 27, 2014, 07.24 AMby sewing fanatic


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      Jul 27, 2014, 08.55 PMby alicewang

      Thank you Nadia :)

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    Jul 21, 2014, 03.26 PMby velvetribbon

    Pretty dress and fabric. I love Jamie Shift Dress, I made at least two dresses based on it :) Very nice pictures as well.

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      Jul 27, 2014, 08.56 PMby alicewang

      Thanks! I’m a fan of the pattern, too, now! I wasn’t sure about the 60s “straight” silhouette to start with (kept wanting to make myself a belt), but now I’m loving it!

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    Jul 21, 2014, 06.53 AMby Oksana Starzhynska

    Ideal pattern for the print and for hot weather:-)

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      Jul 27, 2014, 08.56 PMby alicewang

      Thanks :)

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    Jul 20, 2014, 09.33 PMby aalaberge

    Great fabric, great dress!

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      Jul 27, 2014, 08.56 PMby alicewang

      Thank you! I have a real soft spot for silk, especially with a funky print and border.

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    Jul 20, 2014, 09.29 PMby Zsuzso

    Pretty dress. Lovely pictures.

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      Jul 27, 2014, 08.57 PMby alicewang

      You are too kind :)

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