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Topic: What ya gonna do when you just NEED to have a zipper dress?  (Read 2371 times)
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« on: October 01, 2008 05:11:53 PM »

your gonna make one. that's what your gonna do.
Dont kill me guys. I didn't take any before pictures. I'm sure you can all use you imaginations and picture a tall thin girl in a 2XL long sleeve shirt that would never of fit her. Ever.
Basically all i did was trace a well fitting dress. Cut it out. Hem up the armholes. Sew together the sides. Put in a zipper.
I really like my white zipper, but it was more an issue of I-have-a-zipper-right-here-and-don't-want-to-buy-one than a purposeful white zipper.

and now a montage from pictures from my blog (yeah, i'm a nerd. i know)

(see my blog here: http://www.chictopia.com/user/blog/FashionAdventures)
I think it come out pretty well. I wore it to a show and got a lot of attention... mostly unwanted attention, but I guess sometimes that's the price to pay when you go somewhere where there are a lot of really drunk men. It held up well though and to be honest, the ability to zip it down a little for air is pretty nice.
my original inspiration was something like this:

(see her blog here: http://www.chictopia.com/user/blog/Lomelino She's pretty fabulous. Her dress is from H&M btw)
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« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2008 05:24:08 PM »

Awesome idea! The white provides interesting contrast.
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« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2008 05:38:35 PM »

Gorgeous dress! It looks fantastic on you!

Isn't it funny how exposed zips attract so much attention? I went through a phase of putting unusually placed zips on my jeans - the most outlandish was a long exposed zip that went from the waistband, down the centre front seam and right around up the centre back seam... That got a lot of attention! And I remember those awful tops (somewhere around 2001) that had horizontal zips going from nipple to nipple... Classy.

Wear your zippy dress with pride. Develop a good comeback to lecherous old blokes who try to hit on you at the bar. And make more! This looks like a great wardrobe staple.

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« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2008 05:45:14 PM »

Awesome  Grin, Its got a Mod feel to it.......I LOVE Mod!

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« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2008 05:47:19 PM »

It's great!  Love it.


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« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2008 05:51:29 PM »

Very cute!  I'm jealous!  The zipper adds a slight mod feel to it.  All the t-shirt recons I try usually go awry...  Kudos to you!

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