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I have holes on my dress

Added Jan 19, 2009

by verypurplepe...

Tokyo, Japan






This is sort of my experiment in making a clothing that can be worn in more than one way. It started as a long dress with empire line. I traced a long-sleeves shirt of mine to make the pattern of the top part. The lower part is just a wide rectangle sewed on the sides. Then I cut two big holes near the bottom of the dress, using a plastic container as a guide. There you go!

Now I can wear it as a long dress with mysterious holes on the side, and when I don’t want to trip over, I just fold the lower part and slip those holes on my shoulders. As the fabric doesn’t fray a bit, I left the necklines and hem just the way they are.

Not really a winter outfit, I suppose. But I really like it!

Material Notes

knit fabrics




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    Sep 15, 2010, 11.58 AMby Shannon Grech

    SUPER COOL!!! would you mind if I tried to replicate it?? It’s so creative, and would be great for school!

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    Mar 17, 2009, 05.08 PMby lizzie225

    this is so funny! i like it!!

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    Feb 19, 2009, 02.05 PMby cicaktoes

    Wow! Gaya ni ye! I love it.

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    Feb 6, 2009, 01.37 AMby mari-wa

    hi! thanks for the adresses! your dress looks great! saw something similar in eindhoven during the dutch design week that you’d might like. a little bit of inspiration.. it’s called ELEMENTUM, by daniela pais. i think there are som photos at luxuryistohavesimplethings.com. M-wa

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    Feb 5, 2009, 08.25 AMby dressdummy

    You are so amazingly clever.

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    Feb 4, 2009, 11.49 AMby wonderwonder

    super clever and beautiful!

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    Feb 2, 2009, 10.12 AMby emrichkh

    You are so inventive! Where do you find all of your time?

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    Feb 2, 2009, 03.32 AMby pitocia

    Ow love it! an idea that really inspiring! Love all your creations!

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    Jan 28, 2009, 05.47 AMby marmota-b

    I love this idea! I think it would also look great made from huge old T-shirts, in more colours…

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    Jan 25, 2009, 03.05 PMby zushka

    totally cool…

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    Jan 24, 2009, 12.25 PMby schwarzdorn

    This is so beautiful! I love the simple style of it and yet it´s so clever! :)

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    Jan 21, 2009, 03.54 PMby stefanisarah

    Oh wow… very clever!

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    Jan 21, 2009, 11.20 AMby ausuteya

    すごい! (^_<)

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    Jan 20, 2009, 04.04 PMby arete999

    You are a clever girl!!!!It is such a great idea!I love it!

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    Jan 20, 2009, 01.20 AMby cassielouise

    Fantastic! it looks great worn either way… and I agree that the holes when worn long add a real air of mystery.

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    Jan 19, 2009, 11.54 AMby anek

    I have never been a fan of long dresses, but this creation changed my mind! I think it looks beautiful on you and I love the simplicity. the “mysterious holes” are really original!

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    Jan 19, 2009, 09.09 AMby dreismyname

    Great idea. So clever and chic. It really suits you.

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    Jan 19, 2009, 07.40 AMby erdronen

    wow- you are so creative! great idea :) very fun!

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    Jan 19, 2009, 07.36 AMby carottesauvage


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    Jan 19, 2009, 04.44 AMby kleinfee

    I like this dress and your idea. And you´re sewing and creating so fast and much. Wow! You are very creative!

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    Jan 19, 2009, 04.24 AMby OnYourHead

    it’s so cute!!!,,and original!i really love it!:)

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    Jan 19, 2009, 01.29 AMby mjb14

    You look really pretty in your creation. Great idea.

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    Jan 19, 2009, 01.15 AMby meseide

    Thats’s really original! And before I read the text I actually thought that you sewed a dress and a top out of the same fabric..

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    Jan 19, 2009, 12.46 AMby sakko

    wow really lovely!

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    Jan 18, 2009, 11.30 PMby susisonne

    Cool! What agreat idea, I like it!

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    Jan 18, 2009, 11.07 PMby alekat

    thats is such a great idea. i love how it comes up to make a short smock. and the long version is such a lovely cut. beautiful

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    Jan 18, 2009, 11.02 PMby yoshimi

    wow it’s so cute. You are truly original.

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    Jan 18, 2009, 09.46 PMby kjbunny1

    honey – this is a really nice dress. I would totally wear something like this in the winter and summer. Only in the summer it would have to be shorter. (sweat is not my friend). You have a fabulous garment on your hands.

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    Jan 18, 2009, 09.29 PMby jem1022

    OMG.. I love this outfit and how it can transform into something else… The holes were a great idea when paired with liquid leggings>> nice :) Great Job…

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