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Summer Dress „Charlene“

Added Jun 9, 2014

by cris orange

Vienna, Austria






I need summer dresses!!! Not that I wouldn´t have some im my closet, but in the meantime I found most of them too short for my current taste ans also the prints are not what I really want…

So this is my next big project: many many summer dresses!
This way I also can diminish rapidly my huge fabrics collection.

I started with the model Simplicity 1873 by Cynthia Rowley C .

I changed the skirt to the style „front short back long“, because I like it so much at the moment. I omitted the lining, instead I turned over the neckline and armholes using bias tape – this way one can wear the dress on hot summer days too. I also bound the hem with bias tape and made 2 side pockets – love this!

This dress is for my shop, but don´t worry, there will be enough dresses for me too :-)

Material Notes

Cotton Satin with 2% Lycra




Summer, Spring
Garment Type
Casual, Classic, Evening Wear, Romantic

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    Jun 25, 2014, 10.28 PMby Byanka Ayala

    Your fabric choice and fashion style are just spectacular! Love how you wear color! By the way you have an amazing shoe collection. I like how you pair you shoes with your outfit. I have passed that pattern many times contemplating if I should purchase it but you now I will.

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      Jun 26, 2014, 11.44 AMby cris orange

      thank you Byanka for youre lovely words! yes, I am a colour addicted! and yes, I collected a number of shoes during the years – I love them all and clean and care them after every use. Crazy :-) So I´m excited about your version of this dress :-)

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    Jun 19, 2014, 02.20 AMby purplegoat

    Love this dress and your matching accessories – so bright and happy and fun!

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      Jun 19, 2014, 08.27 AMby cris orange

      Thank you! That’s exactly the message of my fashion: bright, happy and fun!

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    Jun 13, 2014, 03.31 PMby nrobson

    gorgeous dress x

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    Jun 12, 2014, 04.59 PMby imvisible

    I love everything about this dress!!

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      Jun 12, 2014, 08.10 PMby cris orange

      Thank you! You can sew it too, is not very difficult :-)

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    Jun 12, 2014, 10.01 AMby loulourosa

    It’s lovely, perfect for a summer party!

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      Jun 12, 2014, 10.23 AMby cris orange

      thank you loulourosa! well, I would take it to the office, if I´m waiting for the party, I wouldn´t wear it very offen :-)

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    Jun 10, 2014, 04.06 PMby slmnstyle

    Love it! The print, the design, everything! Nice job and you look beautiful in it!

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    Jun 10, 2014, 02.54 PMby mevrouwswart

    That looks so good on you! Perfect dress to walk in the sun and eat ice-cream!

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      Jun 10, 2014, 04.18 PMby cris orange

      ice-cream, yes!!! thank you :-)

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    Jun 10, 2014, 05.30 AMby Kocotte

    I love your dress and orange is my favorite color. This fabric with flower print is wonderfull

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      Jun 10, 2014, 07.44 AMby cris orange

      Orange is also my favourite colour (after yellow), but I didn’t have an orange dress… until now :-)

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    Jun 10, 2014, 05.28 AMby Mary Athey

    This is a wonderful dress cris and you Model it so well. I. Love the fabric. Plus the hugh low hem. Is soot om. This dress won’t be in your shop for long. Beautiful x

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      Jun 10, 2014, 07.43 AMby cris orange

      Thank you Mary! Yes, the fabric makes it :-)

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    Jun 10, 2014, 05.04 AMby IDia

    Ce minunăție!!!!!!!!!!!! Some creations takes my breath Away And this one is No exception of it! I LOVE it! ITS a dream dress!

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      Jun 10, 2014, 07.41 AMby cris orange

      Thank you very much! Indeed I dream for a long time having a dress (or more) like this :-)

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    Jun 10, 2014, 02.35 AMby auschick

    Very cute!

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    Jun 10, 2014, 12.18 AMby izbott

    I like it! The flowers are very happy. I hear what you are saying, summer is for dresses!

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      Jun 10, 2014, 07.38 AMby cris orange

      Oh yes, flower power needs the summer :-)

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    Jun 9, 2014, 10.24 PMby liliv-1

    The fabric is a dream with these lovely colored flowers, I also like the fulness of the skirt and the high low hem…and your styling with the belt, the shoes and the sunglasses…and of course the pockets. Another wonderful creation by you.

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      Jun 9, 2014, 10.34 PMby cris orange

      thank you so much liliv! Such dresses with full skirts are missing in my wardrobe, because I never found some I liked… or if, then too expensive. Now finally I will have enough of them :-)

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