Friday, June 24, 2011

From a sarong to a sundress.....

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  Welcome to the longest and mysterious night of the year, "The Night of San Juan." This night is celebrated in Spain with great joy,  people make bonfires in all the country (controlled by the police and firefighters) to celebrate the official arrival of summer.
   This is coinciding with a heat wave that is passing through the islands and all the people are here in a kind of lethargy, with temperatures of 40 degrees and high humidity, sometimes breathing becomes unbearable.
  Adding the fact that this week, Mena suggested seeking a garment in the closet that had long been forgotten and make a garment with it useful to give it some life ..
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   I remembered a sharong was in a corner of my closet for many years, I remember buying it because I fell in love bright colors, then I discovered that I hated the discomfort of a sharong silk (hand painted) that flowed constantly and knots that broke with the soft tissue.
    So I used the technique of elastic thread in the bobbin of the machine and lengthen the stitch to make wrinkle fabric.
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  I sewed together the two short sides of sharong and then stitched with elastic thread to the waist line, sewing on spiral. It's easy and fun! The adjustment is spectacular and also avoid sewing darts and zippers. Ideal!
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   When the dress was finished, I cut three inches off the hem and with this strip of fabric, I made two small fabric strips to hold the shoulders of the dress. With the rest of the strip,I made a small scarf to wear the hat.
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     Not many accessories for this outfit, just a hat to protect us from the sun, comfortable shoes, sunglasses and a desire to cool off.
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    This will be the perfect dress to welcome the summer .....

18 comments:

  1. Such a beautiful colorful dress.....love it.

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  2. Rosy, I love this dress and the colors bring me back to the beaches of The Dominica Republic and Puerto Rico were I grew up!
    You did such a fantastic job on the dress; it fits you perfectly and I love the fedora and the sandals.
    In Puerto Rico we used to celebrate La Noche De San Juan. This night we were go to the beach and walk back towards it and get into the ocean to let all the bad events from the previous year be taken by the waves.
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  3. What a beautiful dress and how lovely to be able to use that gorgeous fabric this way. I want to try this right away! Hope you are sleeping okay in your heatwave, xxx

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  4. This night is celebrated in Hungary, too. This is the "Museums' night". All of our museums are opened all night and it's free. They organize a lot of interesting performances, too.

    Anyway, your new garment is a really good summer dress. I love its colours.

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  5. Lovely! And thank you for the inspiration!

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  6. Your dress is fabulous - the colours are so rich and appealing! Beautifully done!

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  7. Me encanta tanto Rosy, que no tengo palabras, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh
    Esos colores y qué lista eres.
    Hoy se supone que es el día de las hadas que se escaparon anoche.
    Yo acabo de ver una en tí.
    Mil besos

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  8. Your dress is gorgeous and I love your shoes!

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  9. Clever idea Rosie. I wish summer would arrive in Sydney. Coldest winter in years.

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  10. Great refashion! I have actually been thinking of doing the same thing with my sarong!

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  11. The dress is just perfect and suits you very well! Love the shape!

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  13. What a beautiful dress, and you look like a movie star in that first picture!

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  14. Spectacular summer dress, especially with the hat.

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  15. Beautiful color combination, great hat....

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  16. Soooooooo pretty! I love this dress! The colors are sublime:)

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  17. Ay, qué maravilla Rosy!! Justo estaba rebuscando en tu blog cosas que se me hubieran escapado (porque la falda "Grace Kelly" la identifiqué inmediatamente!) cuando me encontré esta entrada que me viene de perlas ya que quiero llevar adelante un proyecto así! Tengo dudas, muchas dudas! A ver si me ayudas: cuando dices que uniste los 2 lados cortos significa que cortaste el sarong a la mitad para darle más contorno? Otra duda que me carcome: con ese escote, que por la espalda tiene que ser más bajo, cómo consigues emparejar el ruedo, porque veo que te quedó perfecto! Espero tus consejos. Felicitaciones como siempre,

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