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One-shoulder Dress / Top

Added Aug 27, 2009

by hstorm799

Jackson, Tenness...






This is a one-shoulder dress I made from a pattern of the “Shirley Dress” found here: http://fitzpatterns.myshopify.com/collections/free/products/2311-shirley-off-the-shoulder-dress-sewing-pattern.
I altered the asymmetrical skirt to be straight across, (accidentally) thinned the width of the belt, and added thread loops. This is supposed to be a dress, but as I am uncomfortable with the short length (and as this was my first gung-ho project, I didn’t think enough to compare the length to my own body before cutting:-)), I wear it over jeans or slacks, kind of slouch-y.

Material Notes

Made from a Travel Knit.




Garment Type
Evening Wear, Mod
Knits/Jersey, Other


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  • Out_of_the_limo_large

    Aug 28, 2009, 01.59 AMby davee09

    i find zippers easy to b honest! i just hand sew them in rather then use the machine which can b such a headache! lol hmmm i dont particularly like working with stretchy materials bit fussy i think thats why i like silk and satin and cotton better!!! ty!!!

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    • Gold_large

      Aug 28, 2009, 02.16 AMby hstorm799

      Yes, I wish I would have known that before I chose that fabric for my first sewing project! I figured, no wrinkles, no zipper, satin-y slippery finish, no lining needed; what more could a novice want!
      It was slippery to cut and I made a mockery of correct thread tension settings; I was delusional. I got through it okay with a few seam rips though and even went on to use the remains for another dress. Which turned out semi-much better…

  • Out_of_the_limo_large

    Aug 28, 2009, 01.25 AMby davee09

    i like it!!! but maybe change it into a silk or satin kind of cloth

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    • Gold_large

      Aug 28, 2009, 01.35 AMby hstorm799

      It will work with anything stretchy, if, like me, you compare putting in a zipper to a painful dentist’s visit. A necessary evil, sometimes avoided ‘cause you just don’t feel like it.

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    Aug 27, 2009, 09.41 PMby marloncosta

    It looks very well made! Nice looking as it is, in despite of the length!

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    • Gold_large

      Aug 27, 2009, 09.58 PMby hstorm799

      Thank you! This was my first dress ever (I just started sewing in July), so I appreciate the nice comment!

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