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Black & White Side Zip Panel Dress

Added Dec 10, 2013

by kisses

Kingston, Jamaica






I went back to basic with this simplicity of a style. I use the paneled shift dress from June 2006 as the base of my design with a little unique twist. I added sleeves and zip.

I love the side panel seams because it has a unique feel and at the same time it is very comfortable and easy to wear.

For the sleeves I cut two layers of sleeve and a small piece for the inserts. The inserts were highlight with the white decorative fabric.

I love it and hope you do too. Thanks for looking :-)

Material Notes

Ponte knit
Metal separating zip




Garment Type
Knits/Jersey, Wool

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    Dec 20, 2013, 09.24 PMby schnui

    This dress looks amazing on you and I like the combination of fabric and the exposed zip. I am not a fan of the exposed zip down the back of a dress but at the side it looks like a very special feature. And I love your shoes which match perfectly with this dress.

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      Dec 22, 2013, 12.16 AMby kisses

      Thanks Schnui…exposed zipper at the back tends to buggly up but it looks beautiful at the side.

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    Dec 13, 2013, 02.34 PMby vinia789

    You look fab kisses I have been trying to sew something like that….with that kind of dart and it doesn’t just come out rite.very lovely fabric too.

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      Dec 18, 2013, 03.02 PMby kisses

      Thanks Vinia…I had to pick out and redo around two times for it to be perfect. Just practice and you will get it right

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    Dec 12, 2013, 10.28 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

    You interpretation gave a great result, kisses! All is very nice in the dress: the fabrics, the pattern, the right length, your modifications and the fitting – good job:-)

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      Dec 16, 2013, 07.33 PMby kisses

      Thanks very much Oksana :-)

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    Dec 12, 2013, 05.01 PMby liliv-1

    Really interesting details on this dress kisses! You make the prettiest dresses!

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      Dec 16, 2013, 07.32 PMby kisses

      Thanks lovely Liliv :-)

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    Dec 12, 2013, 01.31 AMby Moimisie

    Great dress kisses. I love how you incorporated a piece of the black and white fabric in the sleeves.

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      Dec 16, 2013, 07.47 PMby kisses

      Thanks Moimisie…I am really glad that I did it, it gives the dress a much balance look

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    Dec 11, 2013, 09.42 AMby martinK

    great dress and I like the idea with the zipper! would love to make such a dress one day. Keep us surprising with your creations!

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      Dec 12, 2013, 02.00 AMby kisses

      Thanks Martin for lovely compliments :-)

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    Dec 11, 2013, 09.18 AMby Brahdelt

    You create some very interesting garments! The long zipper at the side is a great eye-catcher, as well as the sleeve inserts, well done!

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    Dec 11, 2013, 04.20 AMby nrobson

    nice fit and pattern x

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    Dec 11, 2013, 12.26 AMby ronnielee

    Somtimes to you back to basics but this is not basic! Love it, you did great with the paneling and the sleeve insert works a treat..

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      Dec 16, 2013, 07.54 PMby kisses

      Thanks Ronnielee…glad you like it :-)

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    Dec 10, 2013, 09.37 PMby sarahsdaughter

    What more can I say I think everything has been said about this beautiful dress :)

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      Dec 16, 2013, 07.50 PMby kisses

      Thanks Sarah :-)

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    Dec 10, 2013, 06.27 PMby rita61

    You look great! You really rock this dress!!!! Fun shoes.

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      Dec 12, 2013, 01.59 AMby kisses

      Thanks Rita :-)

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    Dec 10, 2013, 04.11 PMby cathysews

    Love love love it….clever zip detail.

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      Dec 12, 2013, 01.58 AMby kisses

      Thanks alot Cathy :-)

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    Dec 10, 2013, 04.09 PMby mpastinelli

    The exposed zipper is a very good idea. I love it!

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      Dec 11, 2013, 01.54 PMby kisses

      Thank You :-)

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    Dec 10, 2013, 02.53 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    What a wonderful dress! you look fantastic – and I love this style, with the zipper in one side – original and nice! Perfect job Kisses!! :) Love your shoes too ;-)

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      Dec 16, 2013, 07.48 PMby kisses

      Thanks Ellen…much love :-)

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    Dec 10, 2013, 01.58 PMby Mary Athey

    This is fabulous kisses, i second everything the others have said. The dress is gorgeous on you. The side panals and zip details are spot on and i love the shoes. Your hair is fabulous as well x

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      Dec 11, 2013, 01.55 PMby kisses

      Thanks Mary…I am so glad that I added that zipper at the side it is really an eye catcher :-)

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    Dec 10, 2013, 01.46 PMby GeorgieT74

    You look amazing in that beautiful dress. I love the zipper detail at the side.

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      Dec 10, 2013, 11.23 PMby kisses

      Thanks very much Georgie :-)

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    Dec 10, 2013, 12.57 PMby pamchar

    I love the sleeves, the zipper and the fabric! And your shoes are amazing!! You are gorgeous!

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      Dec 10, 2013, 11.22 PMby kisses

      Thanks Pam…much appreciated :-)

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