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Little black dress with fun

Added Mar 17, 2009

by verypurplepe...

Tokyo, Japan






This dress is actually very simple. I traced the top part from a T-shirt, and that’s the only part of the dress that used some kind of patterns. The cape/sleeves is just a long rectangle, about as long as the cut I had (about 2 meters), then I gathered one long side and sew it to the neckline of the dress. The other long side is fabric selvedge so I didn’t need to stitch it. The bottom part of the dress is a bigger rectangle sewed into a tube and gathered to meet the top part. And since the fabric is stretchy, I don’t need any zippers or fastening. Well, that’s about it.

Now we move to the fun part, wearing it! I’m so happy that this dress can be worn in several ways. I can let the cape down and have some kind of drapey sleeves, or put it back to have a sleeveless dress with gathered cape falling on my back. The cape can also be tied or put around my head. I love my little black dress!




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    Nov 22, 2012, 11.40 PMby freaky-philomeen

    this is so great and so beautiful ;-)

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    Oct 2, 2009, 04.14 AMby loyl8

    soo cute I love it great job I love versatility

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    May 4, 2009, 05.21 AMby refraction

    the stuff you make is always amazing!

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    Mar 24, 2009, 03.26 PMby lizzie225

    this is a super cool idea!! and i love the fabric! looks really good

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    Mar 19, 2009, 11.15 AMby carottesauvage

    ‘Barbarella’ meets ‘the bride wore black’! Inspiring!

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    Mar 19, 2009, 06.15 AMby TerezaSews

    this is awesome! I would love to see a how to for this with a sketch. I’m sorry I’m a visual person even though your wording is very specific=)

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    Mar 19, 2009, 03.41 AMby susisonne

    Very clever, your dress looks beautiful on you!

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    Mar 18, 2009, 09.03 PMby Ricardo Abreu

    I love how you accessorized your dress.

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    Mar 18, 2009, 04.27 PMby jj1

    It’s like built in cape or scarf, yes it’s fun and practical.

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    Mar 18, 2009, 08.45 AMby wonderwonder

    I really like the simple square and a plain dress pattern turn into such a interesting dress! great fabric choice, and you are so clever!!

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    Mar 18, 2009, 02.05 AMby mjb14

    I love it. It looks great and is really creative. Im lovin those tights!

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    Mar 17, 2009, 10.39 PMby kiraph

    This is very fun! You always come up with great stuff, verypurpleperson! :)

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    Mar 17, 2009, 09.19 PMby camilaustral

    what a great idea! i like it!

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    Mar 17, 2009, 08.28 PMby amandamargaret

    very cute. love it with the pop of color on the tights! very nice!

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    Mar 17, 2009, 08.05 PMby lunatepetal

    what a versatile and fun dress!

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