Sweetheart variations – 2

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imageI already said so : I’m a creature of habits : re-reading a book, re-watching a movie, re-making a sewing pattern don’t annoy me at all ; quite the contrary : once the first time has passed, I appreciate even more any detail, style effect, or simply the narration. More practically, when it comes to patterns, re-making is often the opportunity to experiment and to get better _ I’m not that good a seamstress. As it happens, I made another version of this sweetheart dress for another wedding : how appropriate _ it also explains my French title for this post, a pun I would have a hard time translating.

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imageIt’s amazing how a pattern can change according to how you make it : the former version made me feel very overdressed (even in a French Normandy castle wedding), yet its (her?) little sister made me fear I’d look to casual for this more relaxed other wedding (I eventually didn’t). If, for a very obscure reason, this dress wasn’t a little too tight around the bust, I’d wear it much more often in my daily life…

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imageFor this dress combines all the necessary, cute details to become this little summer dress you keep wearing year after years (it would fit this sumer capsule so well, by the way) : its fitted waist and sweetheart neckline (lined with Liberty of London bias tape I’m the only one to see), of course, but also its stunning red color, softened by the delicate print _ I’m still debating wether the pattern is made of hearts or petals.

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imageFinally, can we talk about the detail that really screams “cutest dress” : that gorgeous, scalloped embroidered hem? Whenever I proudly claimed “I made my dress you know!”, people pointed at it, wondering “Did you do THAT?”. Quite annoying for my ego (“no, I merely assembled the dress _ Yes, the fabric was already like this when I bought it”), yet, certainly flattering for my little dress.

Pictures by Madhya – The primary colors of Centre Pompidou matched my dress exceptionally well!

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