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hole-y dress

Added Mar 3, 2010

by alemess

Cambridge, Massa...






I’m pretty sure this is the most awesome fabric I have ever owned (almost). It’s made of HOLES! It’s geometric! It’s like a cooler version of lace! No pattern for this one; I just pieced it together on my dress form. The fabric (sturdy embroidered cotton) was surprisingly easy to work with. Since it’s clearly see-through, I decided there was no point in trying to hide the zipper, so I used a big chunky metal zipper I had lying around and inserted it visibly in the back. I haven’t made a liner for the dress yet, but I’ve been wearing it with a lacey slip that belonged to my grandmother. It’s a little long, but I like the effect.

blogged here: <http://weheartneedles.blogspot.com/&gt;

Material Notes

heavy-ish embroidered cotton.




Garment Type
Cotton, Eyelet

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    Mar 7, 2010, 10.03 PMby minkeymonkey

    I love this dress and the whole look! I’d buy this if it was in a shop…gee, I’d pay a lot for a dress this cute!! Really good work, I love the sleeves and the zipper is fun too.

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    Mar 6, 2010, 09.10 PMby alemess

    thanks so much for all the sweet comments :-) I think next I’m going to make a miniskirt out of this fabric. I want to use if for everything!

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    Mar 3, 2010, 08.45 PMby ofka

    Really pretty! unique

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    Mar 3, 2010, 02.49 PMby bbug59

    That is incredible – I love what you did.

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    Mar 3, 2010, 01.19 PMby bug379

    This is awesome. The zipper is pretty, and the exposed slip looks like it’s part of the dress. Great Job!

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    Mar 3, 2010, 01.19 PMby justelaite

    you look fabulous! and a fabric is really great.

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    Mar 3, 2010, 09.19 AMby emilie6709

    So very pretty! I love the fabric, the zip, the slip. What’s not to like really??? It is simply fabulous. Great work!

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    Mar 3, 2010, 05.38 AMby gdac

    Soooo unique. Pairs nicely with the slip. Exposed zips are the current way to go!

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    Mar 3, 2010, 05.34 AMby marinaglory

    This fabric is so awesome! The dress sillhouette and design really show off the fabric well- I like the zipper detail too :)

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