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Today I’m showing you my absolute favourite summer dress. It has already enhanced my wardrobe for the last 2 years but somehow hasn’t made it on the blog so far. It is actually my most worn dress and I instantly grab it when it comes right out of the laundry, put it on and throw it back in the wash. This dress is just so comfortable and thanks to knot at the front it is not too tight and I feel very comfortable wearing it. Thanks to the very detailled video tutorial, this dress can be sewn very quickly and easily. For this dress I used a viscose jersey from Stoffe.de that had already been in my stash for quite some time. Due to the many layers at the knot only a light weight jersey can be used for this pattern.  Back then I didn’t really think about the sustainability of my fabrics and viscose certainly does not belong to the environmentally friendly materials due to its high consumption of chemicals.  Today I would choose a more sustainable alternative like Modal. But of course it doesn’t make sense to get rid of existing fabrics and to replace them by sustainable alternatives. However, I will try to be much more critical with the new fabrics that enter my fabric stash. How about you? Do you take the sustainability of your fabrics into consideration?

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OUTFIT

Jersey dress: me-made, pattern Amelie from pattydoo
Straw bag: French market, similar bag
Sandals: Sam Edelman
Sunglasses: Oscar de la Renta via TK Maxx

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Pattern: Pattern Amelie from pattydoo

Level of difficulty: ●●○○○

Size: 36 (my usual size)

Materials & Costs:
Fabric: Viscose jersey from Stoffe.de = 8 €/m
Total = 1.7 m x 8 €/m = 13.60 €

Modifications: I didn’t make any modifications as the dress fit perfectly right away. However, I did not follow the size according to the measurement chart which would have been a size 38.  I cut my usual size 36 and this has definitely been the right decision.

Conclusion: I can really highly recommend this pattern. This dress can be sewn within approx. 3 hours and due to the video tutorial even advanced beginners can sew this pattern. I had actually planned to sew several more of these dresses but haven’t found the time so far. I might add some longsleeved versiond to my winter wardrobe. I think this dress would also look very good in a dark charcoal or bordeaux red.

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