Drunken Monkey Dress

Added Aug 12, 2009

by hollylou42

Orlando, Florida...

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Description

Last week, I had seen this vintage inspired dress at Target and a couple similar on ModCloth.com that had a jersey tank top, a thick piece of elastic at the waist and a gathered cotton skirt bottom. I really liked them all and thought I could replicate them. I had a date set with my BF to go to a local coffeeshop called the Drunken Monkey, so I set about making my own copy to wear for my date. I hustled and finished it about 45 minutes before I needed to leave. But it turned out well enough and my BF liked it!
I used a tank top I had to trace the pattern for the top of the dress and just a rectangle piece of material for the bottom. I added the collar ruffle from my own design, since I have seen ruffles to be popular this season.

Material Notes

A light weight, thin gray jersey knit for the top, 1.5 inch black elastic, charcoal and white striped linen look fabric for skirt from clearance rack at JoAnn’s.

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Casual, Vintage
Material
Knits/Jersey, Linen, Other

Credits

Mod Cloth dress
Mod Cloth Dress

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    Aug 13, 2009, 08.23 PMby dkocsis45

    very cute. great copy!

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    Aug 12, 2009, 08.49 PMby nenasew

    Love the story, love the dress.

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