I bought this Just Cavalli lipstick pink zebra print from EmmaOneSock. Just for fun. Just because I could.
To keep it fun, I chose a very simple pattern, Vogue 8552. The fabric arrived at lunchtime. I washed it, dried it (well almost, it was still a tad damp) and had it sewn up before dinner and still found time for a swim and to read stories to my children. I omitted the back zipper and cut the back on the fold. I left off the pockets, even though they were the reason I bought this pattern. There was enough going on with the zebra print without adding pockets. I used a neck binding rather than facings. I cut the sleeves double with the bottom edge on the fold, so that I would not have to hem them.
The dress construction is a little atypical. Instead of back darts, a wide tuck is sewn down on the outside. This is difficult to interpret from the pattern drawing. Some of the other reviewers found that this caused the fabric to bubble above and below the tuck. It worked fine in this knit fabric. At the front neckline, the facings are added before the pleats are formed. I didn't like this idea when I read through the instructions, but it gives a frilly sort of effect in this knit.
centre back seam bikini pattern at Patternschool.