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Simplicity 2366

I finally finished sewing my first ever dress and I am more than happy that it is a sailor dress – I love it so much. I used a silver-blue patterned fabric for the skirt and collar, a white dupioni silk for the bodice and white soutache ribbon for the collar and the sleeves. The instructions were quite clear and it was easy to sew except for the sleeves and the neckerchief but that was probably my fault (these two minor details took me ages… (-:

A few more pictures on my blog here.



About the author: My name is Rike, I grew up by the baltic sea and moved to Cologne a few years ago. I am interested in art and illustrations, vintage and modern fashion and most things cute and beautiful.

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  • mariebayarea June 2, 2013, 3:59 pm

    Cute sailor dress!

  • Shaysierae June 2, 2013, 5:24 pm

    Wow! I absolutely love this! What a fantastic job you did for your first dress! 🙂

  • Starspangledheart June 2, 2013, 5:58 pm

    It’s sooooo cute!

  • Catherine Alekna June 3, 2013, 12:36 am

    Adorable! Great work for your first dress!

  • Elizabeth June 3, 2013, 1:39 am

    Absolutely darling dress! Congratulations on your first dress!

  • Lynda Slade June 3, 2013, 2:33 am

    Well, I absolutely love this! Perfect choice of fabric, it looks amazing!

  • Bea June 3, 2013, 8:12 am

    Oh this dress is to die for. Unbelievable that this is your first ever dress. Great job, I can;t wait to see what you come up with next.
    I love nautical inspired clothing. A good old sailor collar always makes me melt. Beautiful!!

  • bernie June 3, 2013, 9:12 am

    Superbe, vraiment et très orginal! Les photos ont elles été prises à Bordeaux?

  • Zarah June 3, 2013, 10:04 am

    Wow, your first dress? It looks amaaaazing!

  • Foster June 3, 2013, 7:57 pm

    You did a very nice job fitting the bodice. It looks lovely!

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  • Angela Wicentowich June 5, 2013, 2:06 am

    This is a really great dress without coming off as too “cutesy”. Excellent job and it looks fantastic on you.

  • EmSewCrazy June 7, 2013, 9:18 pm

    That is adorable! What a fabulous job! Have fun wearing it!

  • Draped in Cloudlets June 10, 2013, 2:06 pm

    Thank you so much for your comments!

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