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Racerback knit dress/swimsuit coverup

Knit dress/coverup
I found this double-gauze knit fabric from nani IRO line in Yuzawaya, and immediately fell in love with its simple but adorable pattern.

The fabric is 80 cm in width, so I decided to make a simple dress that can be worn over my swimsuit. Perfect for summer!

The shape of the dress is very simple, I make it very wide with enormous armhole and racerback shape. I finished the armhole and neckline by sewing strips of the same fabric, leaving the raw edges show. As the fabric is double-gauze, the bindings show layers of raw edges curling together.

The letters of nani IRO brand on the selvedge are just too cute, so I let them shown on the back seam.

I sewed a pair of transparent knock buttons on each side of the dress (transparent knock buttons are impossible to photograph!). They can be buttoned on the front or on the back to give the dress different ways to be worn.

The dress also has a long narrow sash made from the same fabric to give yet more versatility. And maybe I can also wear the sash as a necklace or a headband?

I really really like the finished result. Now I want to go to the beach!

Knit dress/coverup
Racerback knit dress/swimsuit coverup

13 Responses to Racerback knit dress/swimsuit coverup

  1. Emily says:

    So cute! I love how the dots are each slightly different…

  2. PuggleTrouble says:

    This is adorable! I love it!

  3. SyL says:

    would suit me which the body has been unstoppable growing from left to right.

  4. claire montgomerie says:

    you are so right about the words on the selvedge, they look so interesting on the back.

  5. Amanda says:


  6. transient beauty says:

    I am in love with this design, it's so flattering and fun!

  7. Karencilla says:

    so nice!! and so versatile!! i would love one.

  8. lunatepetal says:

    i love it! what a versatile dress/tunic :)!
    a pattern or how-to would be awesome! please :) :) ;)

  9. Christina says:

    Adorable piece! I love the fabric.

  10. hausmausblog says:

    You did it again! I find myself wanting every single item you make. Totally cute, and I love the racerback!

  11. mscleaverchronicles says:

    I love ther versatility you put into your pieces!

  12. Nadya says:

    you are very talented :)

  13. sushipie says:

    you are incredibly talented. i love this top!


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