Nina Lee - Carnaby Dress

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A simple shift dress with just enough features to keep things interesting, Carnaby is the perfect palette for playing with pattern and colour. 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!


Sizes: 6-20 UK


Suggest fabrics: Choose medium weight woven fabric such as lightweight denim, needlecord, lightweight wool, cotton sateen. You'll also need a pocketing fabric (30cm) such as lining, lightweight cotton or just use the same main body fabric.


See image for sizing and material requirements.
You'll also need: 1 x 8" closed-end zip, medium fusible interfacing, 23cm of 40mm wide grosgrain ribbon (for the zip guard).