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Winter Dance of Flowers

Added Feb 10, 2014

by Oksana Starz...

Mykolayv, Ukraine






A simple dress made of border print jersey ( I only wonder if it’s so simple, why I couldn’t finish it few weeks…hmm). The fabric was supposed to become a jacket at first but having a piece almost 180 × 180 cm, I couldn’t resist the temptation to make a dress. And I see it was a right decision:-)
I arranged the border on the top of the bodice and sleeves. I think in this way the flower pattern is shown in its best, besides, a darker bottom attracts less attention to the hips:-)
For the better fitting I added one more short dart along the given one otherwise the dress would be looser silhouette.
I also shortened the sleeves to the normal length, cut them wider (added about 6 cm on each side), gathered them and processed with bias binding.
I also had to line the dress not to bury the lining (bought for the jacket:-)) in the bottom of my stash.

Material Notes

Jersey of viscose and p/e blend for the dress; my only doubt is about the fabrics’ behaviour after washing because the dress cut across so is stretching in length instead of width.
Stretch viscose and p/e blend for lining.




Spring, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Bohemian, Ethnic, Romantic

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    Feb 18, 2014, 02.53 PMby trploceanmoon

    I LOVE That fabric!! The dress came out perfect. Great choice in using it for a dress. I would love to make a high waisted pencil skirt with fabric like that. :-)

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      Feb 18, 2014, 07.19 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

      Thank you, you are a real expert on skirts:-)

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    Feb 12, 2014, 10.41 AMby Brahdelt

    What an amazing fabric! Great job on the dress, it was the right decision. :-) And I love your shoes, too!

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    Feb 11, 2014, 07.30 PMby thewallinna

    По-перше, дуже пильно придивлялась, але все нiяк не могла повiрити, що це трикотаж. Виглядає, наче шовк! Як завжди, майстерне використання плаття! Воно таке гарне, що хочеться його почепити до рамки i повiшати коло тих вишивок на стiнi!

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      Feb 12, 2014, 07.38 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

      Щось таке і малось на увазі:-)
      Трикотаж, до того ж досить щільний, тому сукня підійде на міжсезоння або для теплої зими. Мені нагадує вишиванку… Осяйна ідея щодо розташування купона та зміни крою рукавів з’явилась якраз із крою вишиванки.

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    Feb 11, 2014, 04.15 AMby evitaloca

    very nice

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    Feb 11, 2014, 12.49 AMby schnui

    Really lovely dress.

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    Feb 11, 2014, 12.35 AMby rita61

    Very nice dress; fits great. Nice placement of the flowers!

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      Feb 12, 2014, 07.32 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

      Thank you, Rita! Such a placement was a sudden decision taken during the cutting and it worked well:-)

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    Feb 10, 2014, 11.43 PMby TwistedPoppy

    Absolutely beautiful!

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    Feb 10, 2014, 10.52 PMby Luz Kettle

    What a lovely and fun dress. It is great.

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    Feb 10, 2014, 09.38 PMby nrobson

    this is so cool

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    Feb 10, 2014, 08.50 PMby cris orange

    The fabric looks like an oil painting, wonderful – and wonderful dress too!

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      Feb 12, 2014, 07.29 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

      I agree. It really reminds still life. Maybe it’s really from where the fabric pattern was taken.

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    Feb 10, 2014, 08.13 PMby Olga Tur

    What a beautiful fabric! The dress is great!

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    Feb 10, 2014, 07.44 PMby kisses

    Nice fabric for the style…a dress is really perfect. You look great and the shoes looks very comfy

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    Feb 10, 2014, 07.14 PMby cchristie

    Good decision to make a dress. This fabric is a real workaholic and does a lot all by itself. Health to enjoy!

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      Feb 12, 2014, 07.27 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

      Thank you very much! I think my part is very humble here indeed:-)))

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    Feb 10, 2014, 06.54 PMby Mary Athey

    Awww oksana how gorgeous is your dress. I was hoping to see this dress made up and you have improved on the pattern. The fabric is beautiful and you have used it perfectly. I did this on a top, i used the stretch lengthwise as well to maximise the fabric and the top washes really well. You look simply marvellous my dear and i love your dress x

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      Feb 12, 2014, 07.26 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

      Thank you, Mary:-) Your comments always are very detailed and interesting to hear.
      I think the top by this pattern is a good basic thing for any wardrobe. And thank you for telling about washing: I’m glad it’s fine.

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    Feb 10, 2014, 05.51 PMby elletjebee

    I really love your dress. Such beautiful fabric and I like the alterations you made. It fits you like a glove and you look really nice in it!

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      Feb 10, 2014, 06.26 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

      Thank you very much:-) Comparing with a glove is very flattering:-)

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    Feb 10, 2014, 05.32 PMby liliv-1

    A perfect fabric, a perfect placement of the flowers, a perfect dress! I like it very very much!

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      Feb 10, 2014, 06.25 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

      Thank you, liliv, for kind words. I tried to use the fabric in its best:-)

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    Feb 10, 2014, 04.59 PMby Inga 888

    Beautiful and unique dress, skirt bit looks like reflection of the top in the water :)

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      Feb 10, 2014, 05.12 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

      Thank you very much! The idea of the reflection occured to me too but I thought it looks like a twilight shadow on the ground. But the top of water sounds more mysterious:-)

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    Feb 10, 2014, 04.40 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Oh! what a Gorgeous dress! I agree – this fabric was meant to sew a dress. Now You can go out and dance ♫ ♪ ♪

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      Feb 10, 2014, 05.08 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

      Thank you, Ellen, for nice words:-) I’m glad our opinions as for the fabric coincide. And the idea about dancing is just perfect:-)

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