D&G Crocodile Print Dress

Looking through my new spring-summer wardrobe I noticed that I am lacking a basic simple dress that may be worn with various accessories and be suitable for different occasions. The March issue of Burdastyle magazine features a perfect pattern for my scope: I am in love with round neckline and the shape of the darts in bodice and skirt.

Burdastyle March issue
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Crocodile print dress from D&G

The magazine proposes using bouclé or dress fabric with some body, but I am planning to wear it during hot Italian summer, so the choice has fallen on pure silk. My favorite fabric shop in Mondovì as usual didn’t let me down. I have found the last piece of D&G pure silk with an extaordinary crocodile print.

I made some alterations for better fitting in the waist and in side seams. I’ve found the round neckline too deep for my taste, so I added 2 cm all around it.

Crocodile print dress from D&G

D&G silk dress

This finest designer silk fabric has an incredible smooth and soft texture with iridescent sheen that makes me think of luxury.

Crocodile print dress from D&G

The dress is fully lined, with 60 cm invisible zipper in the back seam. I used a satin bias tape to finish the seams.

D&G silk dress

D&G silk dress

Today was a really beautiful sunny spring day and I spotted first snowdrops.


11 Comments Add yours

  1. Lena Lozitskaya says:

    Юль, и снова потрясающе красиво….Ткань такая… глубокая… и очень твоя… Любуюсь)))

    1. Ой, Леночка, спасибо дорогая! Ткань, действительно необыкновенная, такая приятная на ощупь!

  2. Luisa says:

    Ciao julia! Di nuovo un abito meraviglioso, la stoffa poi…anch’io amo moltissimo la seta,in generale tessuti naturali,è tutto un altra cosa. Il tuo negozio ha per caso un on-line-shop?
    Complimenti, ti sta alla perfezione, tra l’altro, non ho mai visto una ragazza russa che non cuce in modo perfetto, siete uniche, dei miti direi, almeno per me, sei grande, aspetto sempre con goia le tue creazioni, un bacio! LUISA

    1. Ciao Luisa, che piacere sentirti! Hai proprio ragione, indossare i tessuti naturali è una sensazione unica. Purtroppo il negozio non ha un on-line-shop, vuol dire che devi venire a trovarmi! Tanto non sei lontanissima!

  3. Nadia says:

    Замечательное платье!! Очень приятно, наверно, работать с такой изумительной тканью! Подснежнички – просто прелесть!

    1. Впервые работала с таким благородным шелком, получила одно удовольствие.

  4. thewallinna says:

    Such a cool fabric! You look absolutely amazing in this dress ^.^

    1. Thank you, the dress line is very simple, so it needed a great fabric to speak out.

  5. jo says:

    i’ve got my eye on this pattern in this months burda magazine too…i think you may have persuaded me to make it some time soon!

    1. I would love to see your version of this dress.

  6. Gjeometry says:

    Ooooh, lovely dress, you did a terrific job! And the fabric, so luxurious. Looks great. 🙂

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