Added Mar 1, 2011
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!
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