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Lill Peep-hole Dress

Added Jul 26, 2013

by saxsilverain

Espoo, Finland






the fabric i used was printed denim with a bit of stretch, and for the pockets & sleeves i used soft tulle (double layers). i really like the result actually, it’s almost like a ’60s kind of futuristic dress (hmm, that makes it… futuristic retro?? lol).

i didn’t use any pattern, just made some oval-shaped cuts for the front and back piece, and the ‘neck piece’ for the front (for the other side of the peep holes). and of course i made these with miscalculations and stuffs, don’t even get me started on that! but thankfully in the end at least it looked alright, though when i bend down or sit, i would have to pull up the dress a bit, otherwise the front neck would get too tight that i would choke. :D ah, beauty is pain.

found a leftover of the Laura Ashley fabric i used for one of my very first sewing projects in 2008, and though no one would be able to see it when i’m wearing the dress, i love being able to use this fabric again in this project! (see last pic) now i know it looks untidy here in the picture, but i swear i’ve finished the edges in zigzag seams so they shouldn’t fray even in the wash. for the closure, i used my new best friend, the lovely metallic zipper.

well, the dress might come across as weird to some, but as always, weird is good for me! it means less chance for anyone else to wear exactly the same dress as me. ;)

Material Notes

1,2 m of printed denim with stretch,
20 cm of soft tulle,
40 cm of printed cotton (for the necklines’ lining),
20 cm metallic zipper.




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Casual, Other
Cotton, Denim, Tulle

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    Jul 27, 2013, 08.02 AMby dvinare

    I really like that pockets are transparent and you see the dress fabric through, very interesting effect it creates! nice! ;)

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      Jul 27, 2013, 05.06 PMby saxsilverain

      thank you so much for your lovely comment! :)

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    Jul 27, 2013, 04.19 AMby gabcorb

    It’s not weird at all, it’s fabulous! Very creative fabric mixing…

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      Jul 27, 2013, 05.05 PMby saxsilverain

      yay, thanks so much! :)

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    Jul 26, 2013, 04.45 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Lovely dress! Nice how you use the fabrics together ;)

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