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Summer Secret "Dress"

Added Jul 5, 2010

by nutmeg1

Queens, New York...






I’ve been wanting to make a dres like this for a long time after seeing them EVERYWHERE in the stores, but knowing I could make it so easily and for so much less. So I finally got around to doing it. Both fabrics where $1.50 a yard, the orange was even a remnant so it was ridiculously cheap.

The skirt is just the same elasticized wait skirt I make sooo often now, but this was my first attempt at making a tank top. It was really easy. I just traced the front of a tank I already had, used that for both the front and the back to make it even simpler then sewed it with a zig-zag stitch on my machine. To finish the edges I just turned them over.

The secret of this dress is that it’s not really a dress. I left the tank and skirt separate so I could wear the tank with other skirts. Maybe I will attach them one day like I had intended to…

Material Notes

cotton, jersey, elastic




Garment Type
Beach, Casual
Cotton, Knits/Jersey

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    Jul 6, 2010, 07.34 AMby baka-pepica

    I really like it . because i watch them on the stores and they are pretty expencive, now maybe I made it for myself.

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    Jul 6, 2010, 12.12 AMby Natalia *

    looks great and the detail on the orange fabric is really cute

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    Jul 5, 2010, 07.17 PMby jdp136

    very cute!

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    Jul 5, 2010, 05.35 PMby Laura Chirita

    it is so simple and lovely! And you’re right, skirts/dresses like this are everywhere..but kinda expensive,I shoul make one of these for my own:)

    Great job with the tank!

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