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The "One Dress" (Convertible Dress)

Added Jun 16, 2012

by red-lia

Kiryat Bialik, I...






I just love clothes that work hard for me!
I got the idea from a Youtube video (linked under Credits).
This dress is so easy to make: there is only one pattern piece, that is cut twice (back and front are identical). No zipper, no elastic, no buttons.
It can be tied in a number of ways – fitted or loose.
It can take you from morning at the office, to a stroll on the beach, and even a night out.
Made in light-weight jersey, it will make an excellent travel piece.

Material Notes

Light-weight jersey – 1.20m.




Summer, Spring
Garment Type
Beach, Business, Casual, Classic, Evening Wear


Link to the Youtube video

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    Nov 10, 2014, 04.11 PMby Yolanda EnrHedando

    thank you for your teaching

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    Jan 5, 2013, 07.37 PMby vanessajp

    I’m going to start this tonight. Thanks for sharing and providing such clear instructions!

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    Jul 21, 2012, 05.23 PMby Mary Athey

    Fab idea and great dress x

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    Jun 18, 2012, 02.49 PMby mwelland

    This is so stylish. I’m going to try one! You’d never guess that it was such a simple pattern. Nice work!

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      Jun 18, 2012, 03.52 PMby red-lia

      Thank you!
      It is genius, (can’t take credit for the design though), The type that makes you think “why haven’t I thought about it”…

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    Jun 17, 2012, 07.49 PMby wildcatspow

    Love this! It’s so very chic and wearable!

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      Jun 18, 2012, 04.22 AMby red-lia

      Thank you for your lovely comment!

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    Jun 17, 2012, 12.51 PMby Sewing And Style

    I think the concept is fantastic- and you can even play with the top design too- it is really only the bottom part that is adjustable- I am definitely inspired!!!!!

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      Jun 17, 2012, 06.58 PMby red-lia

      Thank you!
      I’ll definitely play more with this pattern, thanks for sharing your thoughts!

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    Jun 17, 2012, 12.24 PMby valesime


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      Jun 17, 2012, 06.59 PMby red-lia

      Thank you so much, I’m so flattered by all your kind comments!

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    Jun 16, 2012, 06.45 PMby lienepien

    Looks nice! And easy because you can wear it in different ways!

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      Jun 17, 2012, 06.59 PMby red-lia

      Thank you!
      Yes – it’s so much fun!

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    Jun 16, 2012, 06.43 PMby Allyson Hill

    OH I see the instructions now, thank you! I followed the you tube link and thought the instructions were there, but they were not : )

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      Jun 16, 2012, 06.50 PMby red-lia

      You are welcome!
      The Youtube link is for the credit – this is where I got my idea from. And it also shows all the various ways to wear it.

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    Jun 16, 2012, 06.42 PMby Allyson Hill

    i would love to learn how you made it!

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    Jun 16, 2012, 06.00 PMby elisana

    absolutely love it! what an awesome concept

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      Jun 16, 2012, 06.01 PMby elisana

      and i just noticed you provided a how -to! sweet!!!! thank you so much

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      Jun 16, 2012, 06.37 PMby red-lia

      Thanks, you are welcome!

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    Jun 16, 2012, 05.31 PMby kstyled

    Are those pin tucks? I ask because I love the concept of the dress but I also love the texture of the fabric and of course, the color choice. ;o) I enjoy yours more than the video version !!!

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      Jun 16, 2012, 06.36 PMby red-lia

      No, there are no pin tucks, it’s all in the fabric!
      Thank you so much!

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    Jun 16, 2012, 05.10 PMby red-lia

    Stretch satin will make it very evening-worthy. Thanks for you sweet comment!

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    Jun 16, 2012, 04.46 PMby olac

    Love it, Going to have to make one or three! Like in stretch satin… Hmmm…

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