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Nina Lee - Carnaby

A simple shift dress.
£14.00

With separate skirt and bodice pieces, you can easily create a striking colour block effect or keep it subtle with just a pop of contrast in the pockets. This is a super wearable dress inspired by the a-line shifts of the 1960s, brought up-to-date with contemporary touches.

Carnaby comes in two variations: with or without short sleeves (View A is sleeveless; View B has sleeves). The dress is finished with neck facings and closes with an exposed zip at the centre-back, complete with simple zip guard. The instructions are comprehensive, so it doesn’t matter if you’ve never tackled an exposed zip before – you’ll enjoy it!

Skill Level: Confident Beginner

Fabric Suggestions: Medium-weight woven fabrics such as lightweight denim, corduroy, lightweight wool, cotton sateen

Supplies: 

  • For the pockets: 0.3m of light- to medium-weight woven fabric in a contrasting colour or design (this is optional)
  • Notions: 1 x 8 inch exposed (non-separating) zipper; 0.6m (View A)/0.3m (View B) medium-weight fusible interfacing, 23cm x 4cm / 9 x 1.5 inch piece of grosgrain ribbon (for the zip guard).

 

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