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Watercolor Spring Dress

Added Mar 5, 2017

by bellifontaine

Fontainebleau, F...






The model of this dress from BurdaStyle 11/2016 was simply irresistible in red. But I had this silk chiffon in silvery grey with a vibrant watercolor print and last month it was finally put to good use.

The model of the dress was somewhat new to me: it was the first time I made raglan shoulder line in a fine material and went for lots of horizontal pleats on the waist line. But it was fun to try new things and the dress turned out exactly how I wanted it to be: light and feminine.

As to the technical aspects of making the dress, I used the biased satin ribbon instead of facing for its neckline. Instead of zigzag stitching, I finished the hem of the dress with the “baby hem” technique. Also, due to the lightness of fabric, I wear the dress with the fond de robe that I made for my Boho Autumn Dress.

On my blog http://www.katyasgallery.blogspot.com

Material Notes





Spring, Fall
Garment Type
Bohemian, Casual, Classic, Romantic, Victorian
Chiffon, Silk

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    Aug 9, 2017, 05.26 PMby SassyT

    Would you mind me sharing this on SSB in the future? I link to your post and let you know when I have shared. http://www.facebook.com/SassySewingBees

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    Mar 19, 2017, 12.20 AMby sewing fanatic

    totally pretty and sublime dress!

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    Mar 13, 2017, 02.42 PMby kisses

    Pretty dress…..love it

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    Mar 10, 2017, 10.50 PMby kihli

    Love it! Better than the original!

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    Mar 8, 2017, 03.21 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Beautiful dress! and great fabric choice!

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      Mar 10, 2017, 12.45 PMby bellifontaine

      Thank you Ellen! Nice to hear that you liked it!)))

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    Mar 6, 2017, 07.20 PMby Stacyco

    Beautiful womanly dress! Great work!

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    Mar 5, 2017, 04.36 PMby Elpida Kyriakou

    The dress is so elegant and fabric is to die for….And the scenery is perfect too! I’d seen your post on the russian site and I was laughing with the automatic translation form russian to greek :-). And I just saw that golden outfit you posted today…It’s a masterpiece!

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      Mar 5, 2017, 09.12 PMby bellifontaine

      Thank you Elpida! So funny to hear about the translation!))) I usually post everything on my blog in both English and Russian, so no google needed ;)) I tried to post this dress earlier here but there was some technical problem. I will upload the golden top and skirt asap here. Thanks a lot for your kind words!

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    Mar 5, 2017, 01.42 PMby SurMesure

    Beautiful fabric, beautiful dress! Love your blog too!

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      Mar 5, 2017, 09.07 PMby bellifontaine

      Thank you so much! So nice to hear that!)))

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    Mar 5, 2017, 12.24 PMby bellifontaine

    Thank you Maria! I am in love with it too))

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    Mar 5, 2017, 09.22 AMby Maria Hayek

    Very pretty dress Katia :) love the fabric

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    Mar 5, 2017, 08.58 AMby Mary Athey

    Beautiful dress x

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