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Halter side slit dress

Added Jul 29, 2013

by slmnstyle

Portland, Oregon...






I made this dress as a fitting test trial run in an inexpensive polyester in hopes to make it in silk. It is Burda 7231 pattern. I like this dress a lot for the halter style, the open back and the side front slit on the skirt. I am glad I made it first in this inexpensive yet wearable material as I would like to lengthen the skirt, adjust the hip/thigh area for a better fit on me, and make the halter fit a little looser around the armhole and less gaping in the front. I made the side seams French seams and shortened the slit 5 inches so that is was not too open.
This pattern was fast and easy to construct. I hope to make it again soon in a lovely silk with the few changes I mentioned as it kind of a sexy dress and a dream to wear!

Material Notes

polyester crepe,




Garment Type
Beach, Bohemian, Casual, Romantic

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    Jul 30, 2013, 07.33 PMby Bbtiny

    What a beautiful dress and it fits you so nicely. I can’t see all these things you want to adjust for your silk version…! To me it looks perfect as it is and I have to keep this pattern in mind. I love these neckholder dresses!

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      Jul 31, 2013, 05.52 PMby slmnstyle

      Thank you! There are a few tweaks that I would like to change to my liking, but I will definitely be wearing this dress over and over again meanwhile!

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    Jul 30, 2013, 12.22 PMby camis

    Light and summery dress. The print is very nice.

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    Jul 29, 2013, 10.00 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Lovely! Suits you very well ;)

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      Jul 29, 2013, 11.47 PMby slmnstyle

      Thank you Ellen!

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    Jul 29, 2013, 08.51 PMby liliv-1

    Very pretty dress, the print is just gorgeous!

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    • Swirlblouse1_large

      Jul 29, 2013, 09.25 PMby slmnstyle

      Thank you!

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