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Yachting Day Dress

Added Dec 10, 2016

by Oksana Starz...

Mykolayv, Ukraine






A quick and simple project that is a good choice for beginners.
I am not a fan of an increased waist line but this pattern seemed to be ideal to combine two fabrics which surely looked like companions but none of them was enough to make a separate item. And I am very glad with the result! The ready outfit turned out to be pretty light and romantic. The silhouette is quite loose so I think the dress will be good for hot weather despite its not very short sleeves.
I cut the dress in September when it was still warm outside but only had some free time to sew it the other days so it can be considered as an early preparation for spring:-))
My notes for sewing are here.
The jewelry was made by myself, too:-)

Material Notes

Blue linen and floral cotton and rayon blend.




Spring, Summer
Casual, Other, Romantic
Cotton, Blends, Denim, Knits/Jersey, Linen, Rayon, Satin, Shirting, Silk, Taffeta

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    Dec 22, 2016, 12.04 PMby sewing fanatic

    you look lovely in this =)

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    Dec 19, 2016, 04.29 PMby liliv-1

    Ready for spring! You look so delicate in this!

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      Dec 27, 2016, 06.58 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

      It happened occasionally:-) Thank you for the compliment… nobody’s ever called me “delicate”.. it sounds so wonderful:-)

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    Dec 19, 2016, 01.38 AMby floralgirl

    I really love your version of this dress Oksana..the print goes with plain fabric perfectly..suits you so well too!

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      Dec 27, 2016, 06.57 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

      Thank you, floral girl, for the nice compliment:-)

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    Dec 14, 2016, 02.25 AMby izbott

    Its lovely Oksana!

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    Dec 13, 2016, 03.10 PMby kisses

    Lovely dress Oksana.. good combination

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    Dec 11, 2016, 09.55 PMby SurMesure

    Lovely Spring/Summer dress, love to read your blog! I really like these patterns for which you can easily use various fabric remnants.

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      Dec 12, 2016, 06.08 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

      Thank you very much! The pattern and the fabrics seemed to beg for that themselves – combine us:-)

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    Dec 11, 2016, 09.32 PMby RedBelka

    Яка мила сукня! Тканини підібрані ідеально- мені так нe вдається :(

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      Dec 12, 2016, 06.06 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

      Дякую:-) Я не дуже сміливий експерементатор – прихільність до класики та острах переборщити стримують:-) Але тут чомусь захотілося потренуватися:-)

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    Dec 11, 2016, 07.00 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Lovely Lady – Lovely Dress and Lovely jewellery! ;-)

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      Dec 11, 2016, 07.26 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

      Thank you very much for such great compliments:-)

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    Dec 11, 2016, 12.22 PMby Mary Athey

    Gorgeous dress oksana. You look so stylish and the two fabrics go very well together. It’s a lovely shade of blue. I love your bracelets and earrings. Stunning work x

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      Dec 11, 2016, 07.26 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

      Thank you, Mary, very much! I do not combine fabrics too often.. I’d rather say I almost never do so but your and Ellen’s projects encourage my trying.

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    Dec 11, 2016, 09.05 AMby Maria Hayek

    It’s very sweet and definitely a good combination for these pretty fabrics! I love this shade of blue :)

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      Dec 11, 2016, 07.23 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

      Thank you very much:-) Yes, the colours are so fresh, great contrast with what I see out of the window now:-)

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