Red-y for Summer

Added Mar 1, 2011

by sweetiepieba...

Chicago, Illinoi...

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I was greatly inspired by a little red number at ModCloth and 500 Days of Summer.

I really liked the dress, as is, but had planned on making a similar dress in a color I thought I would wear more often so switched some things up. I kept the knots on the sleeve and the button down top of the dress, adding a gathered skirt instead and losing the bow around the waist.

To construct the bodice I used Simplicity 2403. I used the shorter, puffy sleeves and then added the ties to the bottom to create the knots. For the back, I left the detail but took out the gathers to keep it clean.

This dress is super fun to wear! It’s light weight and a bit shorter than skirts I’ve been wearing through winter so it just makes me want to walk down the street dancing with my glittery shoes on.

The best part is that I got the pattern for only a buck at JoAnns on a Simplicity pattern sale, the fabric only cost me $10, and the shoes were a DIY project for a total of $8. With notions, the entire outfit cost me less than $25!

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Classic
Material
Cotton

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    Jul 29, 2011, 05.14 PMby vasgarcia

    This is super cute. I was planning on buying this pattern and adding a full skirt as well because I love the style. Nice job!

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    Mar 14, 2011, 06.04 PMby norcalkitten

    Love Love Love!!!! Super fab!!!!

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    Mar 2, 2011, 06.40 PMby keetchick

    Fabulous! It came out looking like a millions bucks!

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    Mar 2, 2011, 06.28 PMby ladyjm

    Adorable :) and i like the colour.

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    Mar 2, 2011, 12.28 PMby paulajean

    A perfect dress for summer! Maybe if enough of us make summer dresses here in Wisconsin, it will come to us sooner!

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    Mar 2, 2011, 11.51 AMby anajan

    Lovely! And nice pics too :)

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    Mar 1, 2011, 11.20 PMby twoboos

    ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!!!

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    Mar 1, 2011, 10.12 PMby gatonju

    I love this shade of red. The whole ensemble is great!

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    Mar 1, 2011, 10.10 PMby mollykatherine

    So cute!!

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    Mar 1, 2011, 10.09 PMby pattyrg

    looks great! Good job!

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    Mar 1, 2011, 09.39 PMby frkbustad

    The perfect summer dress! Love the sleeve detail.

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    Mar 1, 2011, 09.25 PMby Priscilla Folley

    The dress is adorable and I love the fact that your shoes are blue. (They’re blue, right?)

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    Mar 1, 2011, 09.25 PMby Priscilla Folley

    The dress is adorable and I love the fact that your shoes are blue. (They’re blue, right?)

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    Mar 1, 2011, 08.10 PMby Rachel Franke

    absolutely adorable =) modcloth and 500 days of summer are both great inspirations for any garment.

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    Mar 1, 2011, 07.35 PMby janul

    great dress! and I like your photos :)

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    Mar 1, 2011, 07.30 PMby katensew

    That’s the sort of style and economy that makes dressmaking worthwhile !!

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