Lots-of-zebras dress (using: Simplicity 2417)

Continuing the animal theme here is my latest dress. I see a lot more novelty print dresses in my future, because it seems I am incapable of growing up, or acting too mature 😉


If I had to pick a safari animal that best represented me I would pick a zebra- they are so bold and print-tastic! Sorry bit of a photo dump in this post (I need to learn how to edit!)


Feel free to lol at the odd placement of my legs. I am not actually mega tall or hitting the roof of my apartment it’s just because I am standing on futon thing.


I bought the fabric about a year ago at spotlight and I originally intended to make a skirt out of it. I’m so glad I made a dress instead! There wasn’t a lot of fabric to work with but there was easily enough for Simplicity 2417 (my stash busting pattern)!


I realize wearing such a busy print is not everyone’s cup of tea but I enjoy it. I love busy prints! Every time I make a dress out of a poly/cotton like this one, the garment gets a lot of wear because the fabric barley creases and its really durable!


I wore the dress today during a Christmas shopping expedition with my mum. It’s pretty comfortable and easy to wear (the waist is nice and roomy). I wore it chunky wooden platform shoes. My mum approved :).


So to conclude my foolishness: Zebras are awesome and now I have a dress covered in them. Mission accomplished!

This dress was so quick and easy! I want to make more very soon! Check out my previous post if you wanted to see how I constructed the dress.

  1. I love it. Prints are great. They’re such talking points, make you smile when you wear them and generally I think make you stand out more which is a good confidence boost. This looks ace! I’m just sad I can’t wear anything so summery over here in the UK.

    • Yes! Thank you. I know how you feel. I always morn winter when I see summery things on other sewing blogs. I often make sundresses in winter as well, in the hopes that I can get away with it because I live in Australia.

    • Thank you! Me too! Zebras rule. why is nature so awesome?

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