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Polka Dot Dress

Before I went to Milan last week we got to enjoy the sun in Sweden. On one of those days we grabbed the picnic blanket, a few books and some drinks, then went to our favorite spot in the city: the biggest park, Slottsskogen.

I was wearing this lovely polka dot dress, which is very special to me. A few years ago I bought this red fabric from Istanbul with my grandmother. Then, in Sweden, I found a nice model in Burda magazine suiting the fabric and started to sew the dress.

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It went okay with the top part, although the seaming was not very precise, but it was impossible for me to attach the skirt to the top part. When I went to Istanbul, after a while I brought the pieces, the leftover fabrics and thread with me. My grandma took over the responsibility :) I left everything in Istanbul, and on my next visit the dress was completely ready, fitting me exactly.

My lovely grandmother bought red lining and zipper, corrected my mistakes on the top piece, fit the skirt and done an absolutely beautiful job. Nowadays she is not healthy enough to do any sewing, which makes that dress even more valuable to me. Just as I wore the clothes my grandmother sewed in my childhood, I am currently wearing this dress proudly. I will keep it in good shape forever.

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Outfit details: Swedish Hasbeens shoes, handmade dress, vintage sunglasses.

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