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Turkish Flowers Dress

Added Aug 26, 2012

by Jodi Wade

Budapest, Hungary






I got the fabric for this dress in a market in Istanbul. The markets there are WONDERFUL. Tables heaped up with fabric with the sellers lying or standing on top of it! You point to the stuff you want if you can’t reach it and then you haggle over the price. I love it!

I packed very light on that trip so I could fill my backpack up with fabric, bias binding, zips and other sewing bits and bobs. Istanbul is my sewing paradise….

I used Burda pattern 7829. This is my favourite pattern ever. I have made at least eight dresses using this….

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    Sep 1, 2012, 12.44 AMby Timea Schmidt

    Love the dress! You make everything look so effortless:)) The Chain Bridge behind you making me a bit home sick:))

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    Aug 27, 2012, 08.36 PMby smallone

    oh right now I’d just love to nip off to Turkey for some fabric shopping! love the end result of you trip….so just how much fabric did you haul back?

    cant wait to see your other Turkish fabric stash creations :)

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      Sep 1, 2012, 08.41 PMby Jodi Wade

      I brought back too much stuff…. That trip was last summer and I am still working my way through it all. I bought 175 metres of bias binding, lots of pretty printed cotton, denim. Metres and metres of fabric… I want to go back for more though!

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    Aug 27, 2012, 08.01 PMby carottesauvage

    Oh that’s so elegant! Istanbul, lucky you!X

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    Aug 27, 2012, 06.20 AMby prettysewinggirl

    oooohhh “visit markets in Istanbul” on my wish list now :) Your dress is beautiful :)

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      Sep 1, 2012, 08.38 PMby Jodi Wade

      Thanks. You must go – it’s wonderful there!

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    Aug 26, 2012, 07.15 PMby ealinglou

    Yippee – I am moving to Istanbul in 7 weeks and looking forward to checking out the fabric markets .

    I know this street – it’s Bankalar Caddesi – Bankers Street – near the ferry terminal at Karakoy

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      Sep 1, 2012, 08.37 PMby Jodi Wade

      I’m kinda envious of the fact that you are moving there. I was thinking about doing that last year but then I changed my mind.

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    Aug 26, 2012, 07.00 PMby Mary Athey

    Oh i.d love to have a good hoak through that fabric lol. fab dress x

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