Pink striped dress with lining and (somewhat) concealed zipper on side

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Fabric.com had a sale a few weeks back and i just couldn’t resist buying some. My stash is growing… yeah! Here’s a dress that i made from pink stretchy suiting material and white lining. I traced a top that was fitting and cut out a front and back top on the pink material as well as on the lining. You should have 4 pieces in total! Connect front lining and pink pieces right sides together and then invert, leaving the waist area unfinished. Do the same for the back piece. Connect the sides with a zig zag stitch on one side and a zipper on the other. Cut strips of the pink fabric, each subsequent layer needing longer or more strips. I made three layers. Create a less flared skirt with the lining material and sew both skirts and the bottom of the top together. Remember to finish the edges of the skirts.

I’m afraid i was so caught up in the moment of sewing that i forgot to take process photos! I’ll be sure to take photos when i try to recreate this.  How do you like it?

IMG-20130328-01972I found the top to be rather tight so i ripped the seams off the connected shoulder pieces and added white lace in between. Photo of the dress with lace on shoulders will be added soon!

Oct 2013 Update:

Made a matching dress for Coco. Check out Dog ballerina dress.

Oct 30 2014 Update:

Gifted the dress to a friend last week. Here she is in it this past weekend!

Pink dress on my friend looks great!

Pink dress on my friend looks great!

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  1. Pingback: Dog ballerina dress | A chronicle of my sewing adventures

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