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Zipper-less boob tube long summer dress.

Added Sep 24, 2008

by kiraph

Gloucester, Aust...




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I originally wanted to do a fantastic maxi dress, but didn’t get enough fabric! So I had to improvise.

I drafted the top myself, and incorporated the length of the dress from a different pattern that I had.

As I still didn’t have enough fabric to make it wide enough, I then had to cut panels from the left overs and insert them!

Then I had an overlocker issue and snagged one seam in the front creating a fold for half of the length, so I had to duplicate this mistake on the other side!! You can’t see this detail in the picture though.

After all that, I think I came up with quite a striking dress – it fit me better last November when I made it as I have unfortunately become a bit more cuddly since then!


Material Notes

Cotton lycra, cotton print.




Garment Type
Casual, Classic

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    Jan 14, 2010, 10.57 PMby opheliabooty

    super cute!

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    Jan 14, 2009, 07.18 AMby machelle

    WoW! I can’t see a thing wrong with it! Gorgeous!! :)

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    Sep 29, 2008, 04.37 PMby justmica

    I love this…

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    Sep 24, 2008, 08.39 AMby Lucha Suarez

    This dress is so pretty! I love the colors!!!

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    Sep 24, 2008, 07.33 AMby mandicoulter

    great job – it fits you very well. i love the purple too!

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    Sep 24, 2008, 05.41 AMby erdronen

    this fabric is awesome! perfect for the dress- i love it!

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    Sep 24, 2008, 05.04 AMby imvisible

    very beautiful dress! love the fabric and colours!

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    Sep 24, 2008, 03.27 AMby anajan

    Wow, that was an adventure :). The result is stunning. Gorgeous fabric.

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    Sep 24, 2008, 03.10 AMby mcloughlinsarah

    i love this dress, is fabulous.

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    Sep 24, 2008, 01.54 AMby ghainskom

    I wish my sewing mistake could yield such garments. The dress is beautiful!

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