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Striped Linen Blend Celestina for Summer

Added Jun 12, 2008

by katharinecro...

, United Arab E...






I didn’t alter this much; I made it very slightly longer, shortened the sleeves and added the cuffs/sleeve bands at my mother’s suggestion. And I added the neckline filler because it felt just a bit too low. I’m pleased with the way it turned out though the linen material is horrible to iron and doesn’t stay ironed more than a minute, as you can see.

Material Notes

My mother’s old skirt which she didn’t want – I unpicked it to turn it into another skirt but it had so much fabric I thought I would make it into a dress.





My mum for the skirt and the sleeve suggestion.

My friend for the photography.

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    Jan 20, 2010, 04.26 PMby judabra

    I wouldn’t worry that the dress seems like it needs ironing – it looks gorgeous that way!

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    May 23, 2009, 06.32 AMby ink


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    Feb 15, 2009, 11.12 AMby caitybek

    Pretty dress. I wish I had as much sewing ability - I suppose practice makes perfect tho. I like your idea of adding the filler in the neckline to keep it from being too low. Pretty much everything I find in stores these days could use some of that neckline filler! Keep up the good work!

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    Jun 30, 2008, 06.22 AMby marmota-b

    The use of the stripes is really wonderful. A very original Celestina!

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    Jun 21, 2008, 02.25 AMby annk

    Love it! Cool and summery looking.

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    Jun 13, 2008, 12.49 PMby jokerthelove

    gorgeous. and I love the hat. I’ve been looking for one like it!

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    Jun 12, 2008, 07.07 PMby antigone

    This is adorable! So quintessentially summer. I love how you switched the fabric to make horizontal stripes on the sash part! Great job!

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    Jun 12, 2008, 06.49 AMby katharinecrompton

    Thanks. I tried to say that it was Celestina but it hasn’t come up…

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    Jun 12, 2008, 04.44 AMby maldrich

    I love this dress! I also love linen and it’s lightness and wrinkly-ness. You did a wonderful job on this dress.

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    Jun 12, 2008, 01.35 AMby lybu

    I like your version, looks so fresh and different than other Celestina’s. You should select this dress under the right pattern.

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    Jun 11, 2008, 11.26 PMby toupinette

    fresh! that’s suits you very well!

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