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The Space Penguin Dress

Added May 15, 2009

by machelefranklin

Paris, France






I wanted to make a funnel dress for a long time, and the “Kangaroo pocket dress” decided me to give it a try. I didnt have any pattern so I just made it with patience and luck…I guess it’s full of unwanted creases and pleats and other mistakes but it’s ok.
I liked the shape of the pocket openings on the kangaroo one, so i kind of copied it, but decided to make only one pocket. Thought of giving a bit of brightness using yellow fabric but i might change it back to something more neutral in the future…
I put little black press studs on the collar so it can be worn in several ways (straight, folded or pinned).

Looks a bit like a space suit, people think of a penguin because of the colour and shape of the pocket, but i kinda like it. Just gotta think of when to wear it …

Material Notes

Thick cotton remnant (had to make the dress fit into the small piece of fabric i had).





The kangaroo pocket dress for inspiration…

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    May 8, 2011, 11.42 PMby urbandon

    Love this! Very cool.

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      May 9, 2011, 09.42 AMby machelefranklin

      Thanks a lot. I like the things you do too, they’re quite unusual.

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    Apr 14, 2010, 02.58 PMby carottesauvage

    Really cool, you bring the pattern to another step Yohji we go!

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    Mar 7, 2010, 06.40 PMby littlemissny

    its really cool!!! and it fits you really great!!! :D

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    Oct 16, 2009, 04.24 PMby BeYou TiFul

    Great job, I know a pattern of the knipmode magazine which looks like yours. I’m going to give it a try too.

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    May 22, 2009, 11.56 PMby mechic

    Awesome dress!! love it! love the yellow in the pocket u shouldnt change it

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    May 16, 2009, 05.04 PMby bola

    Cool dress!love it!bx

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    May 15, 2009, 09.52 AMby sewella

    So Avant-garde!!!

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    May 15, 2009, 08.56 AMby amarie

    I love this shape of dresses. It’s becoming so popular too which is nice. It’s retro, takes you back to the mod 60s and 70s, but it seems that the comeback has a new twist, trending towards natural fabrics (cottons, linens). Have you guys head of Martha of Uniform Studio. Ooooh so nice. Her shapes are like these and I love them so much.


    Great dress.

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    May 15, 2009, 08.31 AMby seggle

    I love the space penguin dress! I want the space penguin dress!

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    May 15, 2009, 07.58 AMby sakko

    I love it I love it I love it!!!

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    May 15, 2009, 07.38 AMby victors

    Wear it everywhere!!!!!its a great dress ;)
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    May 15, 2009, 07.37 AMby zimbarus

    I really, really love your dress!!! The idea with the penguin-pocket is great!!! It`s so sweet!!! (I somehow love penguins).

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