Summer’s here and it’s time to bring the shoulders out. Cold shoulder dresses are great, I’ve been eyeing them off in stores and on Pinterest for a while now. They bare just the right amount of skin to show off your shoulders while keeping them a little covered at the same time which is perfect for summer evenings when it cools off a bit.
I was going to draft up a pattern from a tee shirt I but I found a Kwik Sew top pattern on sale at Spotlight. It’s Kwik Sew K3880 which I lengthened into a dress and added 2 side slits. To lengthen I continued from the side seams at the hip and added about 2 cm in width which I blended to the hem.
The fabric is a cotton jersey in a really cool coloured snake print which I picked up last year from The Fabric Store in Fitzroy, Melbourne. I still have enough fabric to make another top or mini dress.
The instructions were easy to follow and it was a really quick make. For the slits, I sewed the seams down to the point I wanted the splits to start and back stitched. I then turned over a narrow hem and top stitched the slits. Super easy to do yourself.
I love this dress, it’s so casual and easy to throw on. I’ve been wearing it so much as you can see on my Instagram!. I took it away on our beach holiday over New Year and wore it on New Years Eve and I wore it again today to the cafe for lunch with my boys. It’s so versatile. I highly recommend this pattern wether you just sew up the top or create your own dress! It would look great it a mini too. I’m definitely going to use this pattern again.
Earings by Samatha Wills were a Xmas present from my partner. He has great taste.
12 replies on “Cold Shoulders Serpent Dress”
But the shoes!! I love them, where can I get a pair??
Haha. I got them from a shop that has closed in St Kilda Melbourne.
Saw your review at PR and made my way to your blog to see more about your dress. Looks great on you and I can see why you would like to wear this a lot.
Thank you Linda. Yes, I’ve been getting lots of wear out of it. xx
Finally a cold shoulder garment I love! Great proportions and the fabric makes it super fun.
Thank you Helene.
The fabric is great, I’ve got enough left to make another top.
Great looking dress!
Thank you Levone.
Agree. This looks amazing, Can’t wait for it to warm up here!
Thanks Nessa. x
Really love this dress, it looks great on you and perfect for summer, I got a few more months before summer comes but this dress is on my sewing list.
Thanks Lynsey, definitely worth a try.