Strappy Summer Dress

Added Jun 15, 2010

by supercalla

Austin, United S...

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I really like the website Lulus.com, and as I was Browsing around, I found a lovely dress called the Wisteria Lane Dress. I really liked it, but alas, I didn’t want to ask for 70 dollars plus shipping and hadling from my mother, and I thought it could come in better colors.

Link >>> http://www.lulus.com/products/wisteria-lane-dress/21868.html

I decided to make my own, or something like it.
On a trip to get fabric for a wrap I also made, I found some lovely Blue and Silver fabric.
Out of impulse, I got 3 yards. (I ensured my mother it would be used well.)

I inspected the pictures of the dress on Lulus, and drew the pieces in my sketchbook. I then measured myself and distances I needed, and marked them down on the shapes I drew.

I cut them out, blablabla and then encountered the skirt.
I wanted it to be a circle, and to make it really flowy, I made the circumference of the hole twice the circumference of what I wanted the final skirt to be. I didn’t plan the layout of the shapes before cutting them out, so I didn’t have any room to 2 halves of a circle.
In the end, I cut off one side of the fabric I had left, and patched up the leftover to make a square almost the size I needed. It gives the dress more detail and edgy-ness. :D

My mom is really excited I made it without a pattern.
I wore it to the drug store a couple days after I made it, with my combat boots.
I wore it to the mall yesterday with my chunky heels and a black bag.

Material Notes

Cotton (blue)
Chiffon-ish (Gold)
Bias tape (Yellow)

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

For
Children
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Bohemian, Casual, Romantic, Victorian
Material
Chiffon, Cotton

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    Dec 14, 2010, 04.55 PMby sardinemaiden

    That dress looks like summer very cute!

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    Nov 20, 2010, 11.19 AMby Liora Litman-Cohen

    you are an amazing young women!!!!

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    Jun 19, 2010, 04.18 AMby hannnc

    That’s so cool you made that up yourself! I’ve gotta stop being scared and try to do this sort of thing too. Great dress :)

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    Jun 16, 2010, 03.13 PMby megamiaki364

    I love that you did this without a pattern! And combat boots rock! :) perhaps I will now be brave enough to try a patternless dress…..

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    Jun 16, 2010, 10.50 AMby emilie6709

    Adorable!

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    Jun 16, 2010, 06.17 AMby mixtlii

    It is so cute!

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    Jun 16, 2010, 03.58 AMby rifka

    Well done! It looks super cute on you.

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    Jun 16, 2010, 03.01 AMby supercalla

    Thankies everyone. ;D

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    Jun 16, 2010, 02.21 AMby tinybows

    i can only imagine how awesome you’re going to be when you’re like 25.

    this dress is amazing, and i love the contrast of the blue and yellow. yours is by far cooler than the overpriced retail version. awesome!!!! i’m inspired to make my own version now!

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    Jun 16, 2010, 01.45 AMby harmony758

    I’m sure your mom is proud—it looks wonderful! Great job!

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    Jun 15, 2010, 11.50 PMby jaimesews

    really great! Like it better than your inspiration piece. :)

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    Jun 15, 2010, 11.47 PMby hargismom

    Very cute! Great job.

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