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Fake Suspenders Dress

Added Sep 12, 2012

by tiffa34

Brisbane, Australia






Yet another dress made using the excellent contour bust pattern. I came across a dress online that had similar contrasting straps reaching the waist, and couldn’t resist making my own! I considered making them removable with buttons at the waist but decided against it as I could picture the straps constantly falling down and driving me nuts!

Also after a finished it I decided that the straps kind of look like suspenders, which I quite like the look of. I’m excited to wear this as the weather gets warmer over here in Australia.

Material Notes

Red and black cotton fabric




Spring, Summer
Garment Type

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    Sep 24, 2012, 02.25 AMby sadafmurad

    love it! which contour bust pattern did you use?

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    Sep 22, 2012, 11.36 PMby Lindsay Whitehead

    I love the dress and straps. Perhaps you could get some buckle/fasteners to make the suspender look complete. Even if they are permanent like you have made them. I reckon it would make the end more interesting.

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    Sep 22, 2012, 09.36 PMby fashionfreek

    Loving the colour. The dress looks fab on you:-D

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    Sep 13, 2012, 08.07 PMby Chynx

    This dress is awesome…really what a work you did with fake suspenders…superb :-)

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    Sep 13, 2012, 01.39 PMby wendymichelle1015

    Oh my goodness, so chic and so clever. Love it!

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    Sep 13, 2012, 08.55 AMby krice

    Gorgeous dress, you look stunning!

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    Sep 13, 2012, 05.41 AMby meggiemoo

    What a beautiful dress! I have a feeling I may need to have a go at using this pattern, there’s so many great versions around… and I love your ‘suspenders’ too, that’s such a great idea! Is your skirt a half-circle skirt?

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      Sep 13, 2012, 10.42 AMby tiffa34

      Thanks! And yep, it’s a half-circle.

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    Sep 12, 2012, 09.31 PMby Mary Athey

    its a gorgeous dress on you. the contrasting straps work really well x

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