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DIY Neoprene dress and sleeveless coat

Neoprene has seriously come a long way, gone are the days of only having the scuba look as a neoprene option.  I swear if I could scoop up every neoprene fabric available I would.  Outside of wool, this is my second favorite.  It cuts with ease, sews beautifully and is one of the only fabrics you can make a dress, shirt and coat out of and achieve a completely different look and feel.

This neoprene was picked up at Mood Fabrics in NY which now has a section of neoprene to swoon over.  This fabric has a cotton textured face which completely disguises the fact it’s neoprene.  If you aren’t able to make it to the store, moodfabrics.com just added every neoprene color imaginable.  I can already envision a great statement coat.

The coat was made using this wool fabric from moodfabrics.com

The pattern used for the dress is McCall’s M5927 view E with the following alterations:

-Add 1 1/2″ to the neck front
-Add 1″ to the neck back
-Cut a 5″ from the top seam on the front and back
-Added fit darts on the bodice back
-Removed the skirt darts
-Removed the pockets and Added a faced pouch
-Removed the back slit
-Removed the gathering from the sleeve wrists and added pleating at the sleeve shoulder

The coat was made using Burdastyle 12/2010 #101 with the following alterations:

-Add 6″ to the length
-Add a 18″ zipper to the front flaps
-Remove the sleeves and add a 1″band to the arm holes
-Add snap buttons

Dress: DIY
Booties: Gianvito Rossi
Bag: Cleo & Patek

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