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My Little Printed Dress

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Hi Everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! Luckily, the sun remade an appearance on Saturday, after a week of “tropical” rain, so I jumped at the chance to wear my newly made little printed dress…

As you must know by now, if you have been following me here and on Instagram, I love making clothes for myself as much as for others… With a special preference for summer clothes and dresses.

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This time, I decided to use a fabric that had been waiting patiently on my shelf for a couple of years. I tend to collect a lot of fabrics and materials during my travels and usually let them sit until I find the perfect design for them.

This dress was made in an original African print fabric, which I found in a market in Abidjan (Ivory Cost)… in 2008! So you see, a lot of time has passed by, but looking at it now, I am very happy to have waited that long.

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I wanted to create something simple, yet with a little twist as the fabric was already very colorful. Also, I thought it had to be wearable in a different number of occasions, for a day in the city, an afternoon at the beach, an evening event, and as well with heels or flats as I tend to wear a lot of flat sandals in the summer… So, please tell me, what do you think of the final result, what would you wear it for?

When in the end, I realized I had some extra fabric left, I made, not one, but two headbands out of it… One for me, and, one for you! Yes, you! So Later this week I will be putting up a giveaway in which one of you will be able to win my other little handmade head band…! Woop Woop! xx

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2 Comments

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    charlotte
    19 May 2013 at 22:19

    oh wow, how beautiful is this?! That dress + hairband looks so good on you! you’re lucky to have such a creative gift in you! I’d love to make my own clothing, but I don’t like the sewing part. Would love to make my own prints!
    xo Charlotte – Aliceroxy

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    Zadou
    22 July 2013 at 07:30

    Je veux que tu deviennes ma styliste !! :-) fais-moi des robes, je te les achète !! elle est superbe ! combien? miss

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