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The Abraham Dress

Added Jul 19, 2011

by kihli

Zurich, Switzerland






Abraham is the name of an ancient textile company of Zurich in Switzerland. Many of their silks and fabrics were used by the famous designers couture houses: Balenciaga, Dior, Givenchy, Cardin… There was a very nice exhibition called “Soie pirate” in Zurich this year, where some of the original fabrics were exposed, together with photos (and some real garments) of the garments that were made with those fabrics. At this exhibition, you could also buy some “reprints” of the “old” fabric patterns on silk, and I couldn’t resist this flower pattern silk, and finally made this dress.
I am still not too sure about when I will find enough courage to wear an eye-catching patterned dress like this, which is normally not my usual style. But I like this dress anyway.

Material Notes




The Abraham silk exhibition

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    Jan 30, 2012, 10.10 PMby martinK

    that’s more than cool! That’s fantastic! Don’t hesitate to wear it, einfach super!

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    Jul 31, 2011, 06.35 AMby Agnieszka Bliszczyk

    You create wonderful dress! I like the simplicity of the pattern in conection with intensive and strong fabric!

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      Jul 31, 2011, 09.44 AMby kihli

      Thank you! I saw your coat and kimono dress on Burdastyle and like them a lot!

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    Jul 21, 2011, 08.39 PMby suribabe

    You should wear it.You cant put a dress like that away. It should be seen. ps u look nice in the dress.

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    Jul 20, 2011, 12.42 PMby gillthecat

    hey these colours are super fab…. and the dress is wonderfull whats the dress pattern ?

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    Jul 20, 2011, 05.37 AMby libbysharf

    The fabric is amazing and the dress looks great on you!

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    Jul 19, 2011, 09.59 PMby scruffybadger

    Incredible! I love it

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    Jul 19, 2011, 09.57 PMby freakusbzzz

    Zip insertion is great. I have some simlar Michael Miller fabric. I may make something out of it now I’ve seen yours.

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    Jul 19, 2011, 09.57 PMby freakusbzzz

    Zip insertion is great. I have some simlar Michael Miller fabric. I may make something out of it now I’ve seen yours.

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    Jul 19, 2011, 08.18 PMby avienusmcwife

    Beauitfully done and so retro….I recently decided I love retro fabrics so I am scouring thrift stores and yard sales for great stuff to make pieces like yours! I agree with another gal…I’d wear it everywhere for any reason!

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    Jul 19, 2011, 07.54 PMby janene

    OMG… I would wear this dress at any possible opportunity. It is absolutely fabulous! Stunning in fact! I would love to find fabric like this in the UK :-)

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    Jul 19, 2011, 07.47 PMby brisehuus

    Erneut ein wunderschönes Kleid. Sie müssen es umbedingt tragen. Es steht Ihnen sehr gut und ist wunderschön. Congratulations :-))

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      Jul 20, 2011, 04.09 PMby kihli

      Vielen Dank! :-)

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    Jul 19, 2011, 07.25 PMby turtlegirl00

    adorable!! i think the pattern is perfect for the fabric and you should wear this with pride!!!!

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    Jul 19, 2011, 06.55 PMby Aida Petre

    OMG i want some of that fabric!!!! very nice dress, you have to waer it it looks so good on you

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    Jul 19, 2011, 06.53 PMby Anne Wagenhauser

    Love the fabric – perfect choice of pattern for the fabric. And I love your hand stitched zip, lovely!

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    Jul 19, 2011, 06.22 PMby Geeky Seamstress

    OMg that fabric makes my happiness smile :-)

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    Jul 19, 2011, 06.12 PMby MissHickory

    the dress looks so easy….. and the fabric is great…lovely!!!

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    Jul 19, 2011, 05.56 PMby psychorat

    I love it! Using a pattern with not too many seams was the perfect choice. You look great, wear it!

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    Jul 19, 2011, 05.49 PMby Mona Shafiq

    The fabric is wonderful! The dress looks great on you ;)

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    Jul 19, 2011, 05.45 PMby irmchen

    LOVE it! You should wear it, no doubt.

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