Strappy Summer Dress
Added Jun 15, 2010
Austin, United S...
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.
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.
Bias tape (Yellow)