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Wearable Muslin - Cap sleeve Dress

Added Dec 3, 2011

by anikissed

Perth, Australia




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I wanted to try out the cap sleeves, but didn’t really want to make it into a full dress, and didn’t really have enough material to hand that I was willing to risk.

This is quilting fabric I got on sale, I thought it was really pretty until I got it home and noticed the knives and forks worked into it. So it wouldn’t really work for what I’d originally planned and it went into the muslin stash. They worst of the pattern is on the back, but well hidden on this from the front.

Instead of attaching a full skirt I just added a 15cm fringe, with a couple of pleats for fullness. My zipper skills need work, and I need to figure out what to do with the lining so it sits better, but otherwise its not too bad.

Material Notes

Quilting cotton… probably a bit on the heavy side for what I planned, but it’ll do.




Garment Type


Cap sleeve dress

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    Feb 29, 2012, 08.14 PMby paulab102

    When I saw the pattern, I wondered if I could make a top w/o attaching the skirt. Yours came out great!

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    Dec 3, 2011, 04.16 AMby patti-r

    Agree you did a great fitting job, keep up the good work!!!!

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    Dec 3, 2011, 03.43 AMby schnui

    Your top is very pretty and I love the way you have adapted the top of a lovely dress. Well done.

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