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Vestido el tiempo de las cerezas

by Pauline Alice
Vestido el tiempo de las cerezas
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:

 

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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.

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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.
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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!

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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…

 

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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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