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Mermaid Pleated Dress

Added Jun 10, 2013

By MegH

Toronto, Canada






I have a wedding coming up this summer, and I wanted a cute little dress to wear! I had this green lightweight denim kicking around and I wanted that incorporated in my dress…so when I discovered I had leftover matching black and green spandex I knew I had something special!

The pleats in this Lace Waist Dress looked really good and pronounced in the denim, and then the pleats in the bodice were softer and more draped. I loved the contrast! It was a little tricky sewing these two very different fabrics together at the waist seam, but with patience and pins I did it.

I decided not to extend the zipper to the armhole, so instead I stopped the zipper at the skirt waist line and had the bodice side seam have a slit that was secured by one snap.

This project was my May Mash Up, check out the article and my sewing process here

Photography by Julian Michael Majewski

Material Notes

Stretch denim, printed spandex




Spring, Summer
Garment Type

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    Jun 13, 2013, 12.18 PMby jilleigh

    Hey hey! Love the fabric mix. And your photos are fab. :)

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      Jun 13, 2013, 03.53 PMby MegH

      Hey hey, thanks!

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    Jun 13, 2013, 08.33 AMby Pat Caelli

    Hey, i love the spandex fabric! interesting mash up. well done!

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      Jun 13, 2013, 03.53 PMby MegH

      Thank you!

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    Jun 10, 2013, 08.56 PMby Carien Dolittle


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      Jun 13, 2013, 03.53 PMby MegH

      Thanks so much.

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