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HP 1136 Plain & Simple Essential Shift Dress & Top

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A modern classic that you’ll make and wear forever, these gorgeous styles are designed for firm dress weight fabricslike heavy crepe, washed linen, heavy sueded silk, drape-y rayon, supple real or faux suede and lightweight denims.

Semi-fitted, slightly dropped waist Dress or Top has center front & back seams, and an optional center back or side seam invisible zipper and lining. For the bodice, choose from a gently scooped jewel neckline with horizontal bust darts, or a shallow V-neck with French darts, and add your choice of 3/4 or short two-piece sleeves. skirt is a gentle a-line, which finishes just below the knee on the dress; the top finishes with a hip-length peplum.

Wear this super-cool dress for work, for the weekend or a fun night out; and try the top with your favorite jeans, a killer pencil skirt, or a slim or wide-legt straight-cut pant.

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Additional information


Linen, Rayon / Viscose / Crepe, Silk / Satin / Sateen


UK 10 / US 6 / EU 38, UK 12 / US 8 / EU 40, UK 14 / US 10 / EU 42, UK 16 / US 12 / EU 44, UK 18 / US 14 / EU 46, UK 20 / US 16 / EU 48, UK 22 / US 18 / EU 50, UK 24 / US 20 / EU 52, UK 26 / US 22 / EU 54, UK 28 / US 24 / EU 56, UK 30 / US 26 / EU 58

Sewing level

Confident Beginner

Make time

All day

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