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Loose fitting dress with exposed zip

Added Apr 17, 2011

by susanne2011

Perth, Australia






This is a simple dress I made with the cap sleeve mini dress pattern that was featured last week. Because I am not the slimmest around, I cut the pattern bigger than it was, but way too big in the end. But instead of altering it to make it fit, I decided to keep it loose fitting as it was. I lowered the neckline in the back and the front and opted for an exposed zipper instead of an invisible one. I actually think the loose fit makes it look pretty cool and if I am in the mood for it, I could add a slim belt to add shape. I am quite happy with the dress, it was such an easy project!
Sorry for the low quality pictures!

Material Notes

Some sort of silk blend
70 cm zipper




Spring, Summer, Fall
Garment Type

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    Apr 18, 2011, 03.26 AMby otrotamal

    how fun to find great fabric after some time! you have a great eye for fabric!

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    Apr 17, 2011, 01.47 PMby ladykatza

    I adore that print, and it looks really cute belted. Lacy tank + belted tunic dress = awesome

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    Apr 17, 2011, 10.01 AMby Antisocialite

    Good move making it big. Oversized + exposed zip turns this into a way edgier look than the tech drawing would suggest. What a great casual piece to have in the wardrobe.

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      Apr 17, 2011, 10.19 AMby susanne2011

      Wow, thanks for the awesome reply! :)

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    Apr 17, 2011, 07.31 AMby otrotamal

    i love it ! and the fabric…it is really great!

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      Apr 17, 2011, 08.22 AMby susanne2011

      Thanks! Yes the fabric is awesome, I agree! I rediscovered it in my stash after having bought it a year ago. But I moved to the other side of the world and had to ship all my sewing equipment, all my fabric was in a container for 5 months. So cool to unpack everything and find these nice pieces in there :)

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