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Interchangeable backless jumpsuit/dress

Added Jun 3, 2016

by Lindsay Hodgson

Kigali, Rwanda






I have been dying to make something backless for ages and finally just tried. I kind of took a basic bodice shape and just did cut aways on the back (using a lot of inspiration from pinterest for the shape I wanted). I loved the bodice so much that I decided not to just sew it to the trousers and rather come up with something that would allow me to attach it to both them and a skirt to make a dress. I was first thinking of velcro but then my sewing friend gave me the idea to use a matching open ended zipper so now I can just zip the bodice off the jumpsuit and one the skirt depending on what mood I am in! I drew around an existing skirt and jumpsuit to get the bottom half patterns. Overall I am very pleased with this creation (and with my pattern matching!)

Material Notes

African wax print 100% cotton.




Garment Type

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    Jul 9, 2016, 02.54 AMby hello Itsme

    wonderful jumpsuits you make! the prints look stunning and groovy x

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      Jul 9, 2016, 10.54 AMby Lindsay Hodgson

      Thanks so much Nadia. I love these African prints too – they are just so fab!

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    Jun 7, 2016, 10.08 PMby vinia789

    I have to make this….it’s gorgeous.

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      Jun 8, 2016, 09.09 AMby Lindsay Hodgson

      Thanks! I think we both have a mutual love for Kitenge too! :)

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    Jun 5, 2016, 06.15 PMby Allison Page

    I love it!!!!!

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      Jun 6, 2016, 12.30 PMby Lindsay Hodgson

      Me too! Thanks for your help – I would never have thought about a zip. Can’t wait to actually wear this one :)

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    Jun 4, 2016, 07.23 AMby Maria Hayek

    Very cool outfit! I love transformers too :)

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      Jun 4, 2016, 06.59 PMby Lindsay Hodgson

      Thanks Maria! It felt a shame not to share it!

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    Jun 4, 2016, 07.17 AMby Ellen Hatteland

    Ola-la! Looks fabulous on you!!

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      Jun 4, 2016, 06.58 PMby Lindsay Hodgson

      Thanks Ellen!! Just need a good event to wear it to now!!!

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    Jun 3, 2016, 08.20 PMby SueMH

    Very clever, looks great!

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    Jun 3, 2016, 05.24 PMby Mary Athey

    Very interesting and very striking!! I love how you did this x

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      Jun 3, 2016, 09.25 PMby Lindsay Hodgson

      Thanks Mary. I have been dying to do anything backless but didn’t have a pattern but in the end I just went for it! I liked the bodice so much that I didn’t just want to keep it for the jumpsuit on it’s own so my brain went into overdrive! x

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    Jun 3, 2016, 03.04 PMby Elpida Kyriakou

    What an amazing creation!!!

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