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El tiempo de las cerezas

by Pauline Alice
I have been wearing my newest dress yesterday and it happened to be very appropriate for the day: a perfect Saturday afternoon, walking in the city center, enjoying a handmade and second-hand market and discovering a great bar.
But first, the dress:
This is the vintage pattern of the Burda June issue, dress 133. As soon as I saw it on the last page of the May issue as a preview, I knew I was going to buy the next one just for that dress. And it’s true that the rest of the issue was not the best, but this dress was worth it.


It’s an halter top with an almost full circle skirt. It’s not particularly difficult but I found it a bit hard to make the lining stand still and not show on the top.
I was scared about the piping as there are various angles but I basted the pieces first, which helped. If I was to make it again (which I doubt), I would underline or fuse the top pieces for more support. Well, the dress is nice but I can’t say it lived up to my expectations.
But that’s because I made some small errors, not because of the pattern.
I bought this fabric a few weeks ago: it’s a white cotton with small red flowers and cherries (cerezas in spanish, the name of the dress is the title of a song I like). I knew red piping would make it pop. I really like the X shape highlighted by the piping in the design of the
pattern, I find it retro yet modern at the same time. I can see this
type of dress in a bold print for a more modern look. Or a contrasted colour for the X shape would be interesting as well. Does someone want to try it?
As you can see, the dress liberated some Marilyn poses in me, I felt very Pin-Up next to the swimming pool. The sun is a little bit too bright for me to keep my eyes wide opened but the background is very nice. And I wasn’t feeling like going to the park this morning, so swimming pool it was!


I pincurled my hair yesterday and it stayed curled up until 5 minutes after the photos when I jumped in the pool. I like the look but I can’t bother to make it the night before. I wish my hair would stay like this forever…



A detail photo of the cherry print and piping. And what I found at the handmade market: some very nice jewelry. Belen had a stand at the market (which took place in the afore-mentioned discovered bar) and makes very cute necklaces, rings and hairpins. She also sells them on her webpage: www.bohemismo.com. Go and check it out, it’s a great idea for small presents!
When I saw this sewing machine necklace, I knew it was coming home with me (as well as a croissant necklace!).

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dottiedoodle 8 July, 2012 - 4:26 pm

It's a beautiful dress, and I love the pictures!

Pauline 8 July, 2012 - 4:31 pm

Thank you. Hopefully, there was nobody around the pool so we were able to take silly pictures as well…

naninotte 10 July, 2012 - 12:00 am

Very beautiful dress ! It's amazing, the place you were remember me Badaluna in Barcelone.

Melizza 8 July, 2012 - 4:40 pm

Gorgeous dres. The fit is spot on. I love the piping accents. It really makes the fabric pop, like you said.

Pauline 8 July, 2012 - 4:42 pm

Thank you Melizza. I am not perfectly happy about the fit, I should have made a small bust adjustment but as it doesn't show on the pictures, I guess I am just too critical.

Zibusine 8 July, 2012 - 4:43 pm

I MUST sew it very quickly, I love this dress style !

Pauline 8 July, 2012 - 5:43 pm

Yes you should. It's nice and there are lots of possibilities.

Micoton 8 July, 2012 - 4:57 pm

Very cute!!
Like you, as soon as I saw this dress on the last page of the May preview of Burda, I wanted to buy the next one just for it!
Your version is just perfect, and I am very impressed by the installation of the pipping!
(Sorry for my broken English!)

Pauline 8 July, 2012 - 5:45 pm

Thank you Micoton. J'adore ton horloge avec les boutons!

hotcouture 8 July, 2012 - 5:38 pm

Magnifique !!! Très Maryline Monroe ! J'adorrrrrrrre !

Pauline 8 July, 2012 - 5:50 pm

Merci beaucoup.

Gigette 8 July, 2012 - 7:21 pm

J'adore!! Tu es magnifique, la robe magnifique, tout est superbe 🙂

Pauline 8 July, 2012 - 9:37 pm

Merci Gigette.

Donna 8 July, 2012 - 7:40 pm

Trop belle! Bon travail 🙂

Pauline 8 July, 2012 - 9:38 pm

Merci beaucoup Donna.

Mode Chocolat 8 July, 2012 - 8:17 pm

Ravissante robe!!! Encore une fois, j'adore ton travail!!! Bravo!!!

Pauline 8 July, 2012 - 9:39 pm

Merci, c'est gentil!

Armelle 8 July, 2012 - 8:22 pm

Vraiment jolie ta robe !!!!
L'imprimé va très bien avec le style de la robe.
J'aime beaucoup ton pendentif !!!
Ta Maman

Pauline 8 July, 2012 - 9:45 pm

Merci Maman! Je t'offrirai un pendentif si tu veux.
Gros bisous!

Sonia Fonseca 8 July, 2012 - 8:57 pm

Pauline estas Guapisima con este vestido. De verdad que envidia!!!!!.

Pauline 8 July, 2012 - 9:45 pm

Gracias Sonia. Un besito

CraftRambler 8 July, 2012 - 9:01 pm

That dress is adorable- great job! Also, I need one of those necklaces. So cute!

Pauline 8 July, 2012 - 9:46 pm

Thank you. I know, the necklaces are so cute.

astérOÏde 9 July, 2012 - 6:30 am

Ta robe est magnifique et tes photos sont tops!

Pauline 9 July, 2012 - 5:08 pm

Merci. Mon copain sera très fier car c'est lui qui prend les photos!

Merche Martinez 9 July, 2012 - 8:58 pm

Me encanta! Te ha quedado precioso, yo ya sabia que te lo ibas a hacer, es totalmente tu estilo…por cierto que como encuentre un tela que me guste, lo hago yo tambien. Un beso, requeteguapa!

Pauline 9 July, 2012 - 9:07 pm

Gracias Merche. Mira, estaba esperando tu comentario y me has pillado: soy muy previsible. Algo con un toque retro y lo hago… Un saludo.

Julia Bobbin 9 July, 2012 - 9:50 pm

Fabulous dress and a perfect fit!

Pauline 10 July, 2012 - 5:42 pm

Thank you very much Julia.

Sewing Galaxy 10 July, 2012 - 9:18 am

Great job! beautiful Dress and very perfect fit!

Pauline 10 July, 2012 - 5:45 pm

Thank you!

Sonia Fonseca 12 July, 2012 - 8:32 am

Pasate por mi blog, tienes un premio. Enhorabuena!!

féenambulle 15 July, 2012 - 1:10 pm

Trop jolie! Et les photos sont bien sympa 🙂

antonietta 21 July, 2012 - 2:01 pm

really nice dress. actually,all the clothes you sew are pretty and stylish.
I like the Rosae… dress with the eight panels skirt.


PatoBB 20 August, 2012 - 3:01 pm

Maravilloso vestido, y felicitaciones por la publicación del mismo en la edición de septiembre en español! que te han publicado modelos en ediciones diferentes!! qué tal? una maravilla. Te felicito, llegué a este blog por medio del de María Elena, otra de las felices publicadas de la edicion de septiembre en español. Las fotos que tienes son maravillosas. De nuevo felicitaciones!!! Un abrazo desde Argentina.

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