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The Zelt Dress

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Author The Eli Monster
Price $9.00
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The Zelt dress has been in the back of my mind for quite some time and it’s finally out and ready for the world! I’ve always loved the shift and tent dresses from the 1960s (and again in the 1990s when I was in grade school) and just NEEDED to make this into a pattern! Oversized retro prints work best with this dress.

Twirly and billowing (Zelt is German for tent, btw), this dress has lots of volume and packs a lot of punch but is clean lined and simple to sew up. An invisible zipper closes the back of the dress. Never attempted a zipper before? Don’t worry; the instructions will walk you through it step by step.

Sizes include months, 12 months, 18 months, and 2-12.

by dhb
on January 29th, 2018

This dress is easy to make and is very cute. I would suggest that you print the pattern before you purchase your fabric. I made a size 7, and the pattern is too wide at the bottom to fit on a 45" wide fabric.


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1-2 yards main fabric
1-2 yards lining fabric
1 7-9” invisible zipper
1 hook and eye
thread in coordinating color
Regular OR Invisible zipper foot

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