Learn How SIMPLE
Digital Patterns Really Are!

Sign Up to Receive
The Ultimate Guide to Digital Sewing Patterns eBook + a FREE Skirt Pattern!

Summer dream

Added Jul 23, 2013

by liliv-1

Athens, Greece






I named this “summer dream” but if I wanted to be more honest I would have named it “summer nightmare”:))) It was one of the hardest and more time consuming garments I have ever made, a real test for my nerves! I don’t blame the burda model for this: it takes time to understand how the twist is created but as soon as you figure it out the actual sewing is basic, no special skills are required. But the fabric I picked for it was extremely hard to handle, very difficult to stich it without a serger and very very sensitive. The final result though paid me off as the way this fabric mooves and drapes is really a dream. It also has a very pretty coral color with a refined perle shine:) The pattern is a dream as well, a very well designed model. I plan to make it again next summer in white, because it has a very pretty Ancient Greek style!!

Material Notes

Very drapey thin lycra




Garment Type

38 Comments Sign in to add a post

  • 100_2178a_large

    Jul 23, 2013, 07.47 PMby kisses

    WoW!!!! Liliv this is absolutely stunning. Photos are awesome and it is really a dream

    1 Reply
    • _34_large

      Jul 23, 2013, 07.56 PMby liliv-1

      Thanks a lot kisses, you are so sweet! This is the dress I wanted for my birthday but didn’t manage to finish it on time. Now I must find a proper occasion to wear it!

  • Ellen1_large

    Jul 23, 2013, 07.45 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Absolutely fantastic dress! It’s worth all the frustratic getting it perfect.. It is perfect – and you look marvellous :)! I love the color!

    1 Reply
    • _34_large

      Jul 23, 2013, 07.54 PMby liliv-1

      I’m so glad you like it, thank you very very much for your kind comments!

  • 20170310_191639_large

    Jul 23, 2013, 07.41 PMby Mary Athey

    stunning dress liliv, this is fabulous on you and you look amazing in the photos. i’m so glad you made this as i was hoping someone would. this is on my to do list. i just looooooovvve this so much x

    1 Reply
    • _34_large

      Jul 23, 2013, 07.52 PMby liliv-1

      Thank you very much Mary for your wonderful comments:) It’s not difficult if you find a relatively easy to work with fabric. The pattern is very well and cleverly drafted and the result is very flattering. I can’t wait to see your twist dress version!

  • Sfgzd_large

    Jul 23, 2013, 07.39 PMby Poppy Flowers

    You look really happy in it, maybe its because you made it really well! I can imagine the satisfaction when challenge accomplished! It worth the effort as the draping really rocks and i agree on making that pattern again in white. :D

    1 Reply
    • _34_large

      Jul 23, 2013, 07.48 PMby liliv-1

      Thank you for your lovely comments, I’m happy because I finished it at last, I had started it since Easter:P

  • 17aed1ece5f2245367eca09abbcbfc66ef9e5df8_large

    Jul 23, 2013, 07.30 PMby josefina

    Great work, your dress is beautiful and the photograffer did a good job on taking the pictures!

    1 Reply
    • _34_large

      Jul 23, 2013, 07.46 PMby liliv-1

      Thanks a million:)

  • Avatar1_large

    Jul 23, 2013, 07.28 PMby Kocotte

    we have published our new projects nearly at the same time with jersey fabrics I love your dress, the color and the model. The final result is wonderfull and that’s the most important Here in France it is so hot, we have greek temperatures

    1 Reply
    • _34_large

      Jul 23, 2013, 07.45 PMby liliv-1

      Thank you very much it is not as easy for me to sew jersey as it is for you:) Is it hot in France? Here it is the first summer with no high tempratures at all!!

  • Img_5555_1_large

    Jul 23, 2013, 07.08 PMby frederi

    Wow Liliv, you look like some kind of moviestar! It is gorgeous, well done!

    1 Reply
    • _34_large

      Jul 23, 2013, 07.43 PMby liliv-1

      A moviestar! Wow, what a complement, thank you so much!! xxx

  • Image_large

    Jul 23, 2013, 07.07 PMby Helguchi

    Wowwww. That is THE dress! I can say the hard work has been worthy because that is a super stunning dress. The pattern, the fabric, the color… all a perfectly great combination. It’s just gorgeous, Liliv and you look more than fantastic in it!

    1 Reply
    • _34_large

      Jul 23, 2013, 07.42 PMby liliv-1

      Your lovely comments mean a lot to me Helguchi, thank you very much!

    • This is a question
  1. Sign in to add a post

Add to Favorites 32 people added it