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Sun and Mercury Dress ☼

Added Apr 26, 2011

by magdamagda

Romania, Romania






Oh yes! Finishing a dress that I’ve been dragging for a month now – what a great feeling, what a relief! And what a nonsense to drag it for so long!:D But when you don’t know where you’re going the road is long:)…The shape went through a lot of changes from idea to reality- the buttoned closure and length are the few things they have in common. I chose French darts for fitting and kept them for the bodice and the front skirt while the back skirt darts turned into only a semicircular one!

I couldn’t have anticipated I’d be choosing yellow and silver buttons for this golden-turquoise print but I don’t regret it at all! After the buttons, the yellow trim came natural as a choice, but it’s yellow and golden! First of all, I haven’t been a fan of gold or golden before coming to India. So I’m sure my frequent choices of golden fabrics are culturally influenced. Then combining golden and silver- no way- I thought! And here I am gladly breaking that rule without thinking twice:)) Buttoned dresses fascinated me and they still do! Asymmetry adds the spice I’m looking for!

For the collar I wanted something dramatic without being overwhelming. The dress belongs to both worlds- night and day so I was looking for a collar in the twilight! I am so very pleased with it! After all I let the fabric talk to me and what it said was to enhance the beautiful geometry of the stripes and the shining shades:)

Next posts on my blog will be about how to make this collar and about other elements of this dress!

Material Notes

cotton mix




Spring, Summer, Fall
Garment Type

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    Sep 7, 2011, 08.28 AMby Jelena Mitic

    Omg! Wonderful! The fabric (my favourite colour), the contrasts, everything!!! :)))

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      Sep 8, 2011, 09.33 AMby magdamagda

      Thanks Helena! Glad you liked so many of my clothes٩(-̮̮̃-̃)۶

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    Jun 16, 2011, 02.42 PMby Mai-der

    I love the pattern, the fabric, the colour… very good project! it looks really good on you!!

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      Sep 8, 2011, 09.33 AMby magdamagda

      Thank you so much!

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    Apr 27, 2011, 03.33 PMby fashionfreek

    Lovely. You always seem to surprise us/me:-D

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      Apr 28, 2011, 12.20 AMby magdamagda

      Thank you – as always! ☼

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    Apr 27, 2011, 06.54 AMby Rika Daniel

    wow! what a creation! :)

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    Apr 27, 2011, 06.07 AMby vasea

    This is so nice. I like the cuttings, the pattern. This is something I would like to wear, not to sew.

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      Apr 27, 2011, 08.12 AMby magdamagda

      Me too Vasi, me too! Glad I’ve made it though!

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    Apr 27, 2011, 05.19 AMby littlewren

    I love the mercuryness of this dress… it looks like it feels good to wear, the collar is inspired! I think the darts give the dress such great lines! and… I’m also smitten by dresses with no zippers… there is something purer about them! Great job! You’re thought and cultural influences are beautiful!

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      Apr 27, 2011, 08.10 AMby magdamagda

      Hehe I can’t find invisible zips here anyways and buttons are more fun! I have to thank my hubby for the inspired name this time:))

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    Apr 27, 2011, 04.54 AMby Denise Angela

    So gorgeous Magda! love the colour hues…..and your added touch of yellow trim!

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      Apr 27, 2011, 08.07 AMby magdamagda

      Thank you Denise Angela!

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    Apr 27, 2011, 03.55 AMby irmchen

    What a great designer piece! It is sooo beautiful… it is exquisite… and it bears your signature.

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      Apr 27, 2011, 08.06 AMby magdamagda

      Thank you so much! I love hearing that!:)

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    Apr 27, 2011, 03.19 AMby bizi bumblebi


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    Apr 27, 2011, 02.22 AMby cantare

    Wow, this is an incredible outcome! It’s so original and wear-able. I just love it!

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      Apr 27, 2011, 08.05 AMby magdamagda

      Thanks for your sweet comment!:)

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    Apr 26, 2011, 11.53 PMby thecuriouskiwi

    I love the panelling. Impeccable, amazing detailing and colour choice, beautiful!! xx

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      Apr 27, 2011, 08.04 AMby magdamagda

      So glad you like it! hugs

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    Apr 26, 2011, 09.53 PMby shazdove

    The dress and its details are awesome, you are a very talented

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      Apr 27, 2011, 08.03 AMby magdamagda

      Thank you so much! blushing

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    Apr 26, 2011, 06.55 PMby loulourosa

    It’s a lovely dress, I like the yellow trimming, it makes the dress more down to earth, well done!

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      Apr 26, 2011, 07.12 PMby magdamagda

      Thank you, yes, the trim makes it less pricey!;)

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    Apr 26, 2011, 06.49 PMby lmb

    Amazing. I really like the fabric you picked with the yellow trim and buttons off to the side.

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      Apr 26, 2011, 07.10 PMby magdamagda

      Thank you so much! For friending me too!;)

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    Apr 26, 2011, 06.09 PMby libra-s

    Very pretty!!

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      Apr 26, 2011, 07.11 PMby magdamagda

      Thank you my friend!

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      Apr 26, 2011, 07.11 PMby magdamagda

      That’s very sweet of you!

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    Apr 26, 2011, 05.04 PMby ecila

    Really lovely!

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    Apr 26, 2011, 04.13 PMby bennomusik

    oh my, so pretty and unique!

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      Apr 26, 2011, 04.25 PMby magdamagda

      Aww, thank you so much!

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    Apr 26, 2011, 04.12 PMby assets

    I love this dress….The details are perfect what is that at the top of the frill is it smocking? Well done Girl!!!

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      Apr 26, 2011, 04.24 PMby magdamagda

      Ah thank you so much! It’s not smocking, it’s straight machine stitch along the lines of the stripes – abt 100-150 parallel stitches of different length- yep, takes a lot of patience!! I will put up a technique with it soon, though that’s pretty much it!

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    Apr 26, 2011, 03.30 PMby dottty

    Wow thats lovely jj:)x

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    Apr 26, 2011, 02.50 PMby marcy harriell | oonaballoona

    hey we’re project page buddies again!

    i LOVE the color mix here and the collar is fabulous… this is just beautiful and i’m not surprised it took a month!

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      Apr 26, 2011, 03.07 PMby magdamagda

      Thanks! It didn’t literally take a month but I only did a lil here and there, waiting for inspiration and worked on it only when it felt right:)

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