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V neck Summer Dress

Added Dec 25, 2011

by schnui

Brisbane, Australia




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This is my second dress using Burda Magazine pattern 6/2011 # 102. I found a remnant of Emanuel Ungaro silk that I loved and there was just enough to make this dress. I did not want to cut this fabric until I had tried this pattern, hence the red linen dress that I made several weeks ago. I did not sew in the side pockets as I didn’t want a bulky look. This dress is cut on the bias and the hem doesn’t really sit properly, even though I hung it for 3 days before hemming. But on the whole, I am really happy with it as it is lovely to wear; is light as a feather and hardly creases and is a dream to wash and iron.

Material Notes

Emanuel Ungaro silk purchased from Gardams Fabrics, Brisbane.


Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Evening Wear, Romantic

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    Feb 2, 2012, 01.20 AMby The Tropical Sewist

    Love the happy, summery vibe. And silk, did you say? That must feel like a million dollars on. And I don’t even notice anything about the hem!

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      Feb 2, 2012, 02.23 AMby schnui

      Thank-you, that is very kind of you. But the hem isn’t right and I still haven’t bothered to fix it. Silk is so nice to wear but cotton and linen is cooler.

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    Jan 29, 2012, 04.18 AMby sala22

    This dress has such a lovely 1920’s vibe! Beautiful!

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      Jan 29, 2012, 06.19 AMby schnui

      Thank-you!! It is about 6 weeks ago that I made this dress and I have had lots of pleasure wearing it. The hem still isn’t quite right but I am over that now.

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    Jan 3, 2012, 09.48 AMby buzzybee

    Great cut. Perhaps your hem issues could be solved (for the next silk dress) by doing a rolled overlocker hem, or a baby hem?

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      Jan 5, 2012, 01.29 AMby schnui

      Thanks for your comments buzzybee. I think you are right about a baby hem. I don’t think I know how to do a rolled overlocker hem and I should get a lesson on achieving that. I am going to redo the hem and follow some instructions I found in the techniques page which I hope will solve this wongy hem.

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    Dec 25, 2011, 04.09 PMby patti-r

    It looks Lovely on you!! Great Job!!

    Green with envy over the weather, it is 22 degrees here!!

    Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!

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      Dec 25, 2011, 09.24 PMby schnui

      Thank-you Patti and it is lovely to see your photo. I can’t remember what 22 degrees is like in Fahrenheit but 22 in Celsius is perfect here. I think we had 27 degrees Celsius for Christmas day which was so nice.
      I hope you had a lovely Christmas day and all the very best for 2012.

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    Dec 25, 2011, 02.59 PMby Liora Litman-Cohen

    Lovely dress!!! love the colors. Merry xsmes.

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      Dec 25, 2011, 09.25 PMby schnui

      Thanks Liora. I hope you are keeping well; not long to go before your baby will arrive.

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    Dec 25, 2011, 01.51 PMby laikadoll

    Ooh! Great dress for our summer! Though today was… interesting… here in Melbourne! Ha!

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      Dec 25, 2011, 09.29 PMby schnui

      Thanks laikadoll. My dresses are very conservative compared to yours and that is why I love looking at what you make. Maybe if I was younger I would be a bit more out there. Please keep sewing, you inspire me.

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      Dec 27, 2011, 10.01 PMby laikadoll

      Really?! That’s the nicest thing that’s been said to me about my sewing! Naww shucks, lady! <3

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    Dec 25, 2011, 01.40 PMby jennyrecorder

    Lovely, silk is so beautiful in our heat, Merry Christmas :)

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      Dec 25, 2011, 09.30 PMby schnui

      Thanks Jenny. I hope you and your family had a lovely day yesterday as much as I did.

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    Dec 25, 2011, 01.36 PMby Redsonia

    Oh the silk fabric is gorgeous, so is your smile! Thanks for sharing, Happy Christmas to you and your family!

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      Dec 25, 2011, 09.31 PMby schnui

      Thank-you for your sweet comments and I do hope you and your family had a lovely Christmas too. All the best for 2012.

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    Dec 25, 2011, 12.23 PMby Irina Schwab

    I love that silk! It must be sooo expensive?! And I am so jealous on your weather. x Happy Christmas

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      Dec 25, 2011, 12.34 PMby schnui

      Thanks Irina. Yes, this silk was a bit expensive but because it was a remnant the price was reduced. The weather today for Christmas was perfect in Brisbane and not too hot and humid and no rain as predicted. I can understand you being a bit jealous but sometimes the heat can be a bit much and we wish for English weather. (Usually only for a day or two).

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