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DIY Yarrow-In-Flower "Dress"

Added Mar 8, 2012

by CationDesigns

Los Angeles, Cal...






Based loosely on BHLDN’s Yarrow-In-Flower dress, which is a ridiculous $350 and dry clean only and too short for my taste. I made my own lace top and yellow skirt (versatile separates!) for $7, from washable materials, so I’m pretty happy, even if my version doesn’t look quite as upscale as the original. The top was traced from a favorite tee, and the skirt is just a gathered rectangle. I used a thrifted bedsheet, so I was able to take advantage of the already existing deep hem.

More details and pictures here.

Material Notes

nylon lace knit, poly-cotton blend mustard-colored sheet




Garment Type

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    Mar 10, 2012, 09.46 PMby plookiss

    This is a really lovely skirt, and great colour too.

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    Mar 10, 2012, 04.25 PMby elimaem

    reminds me of spring…it looks very nice on!

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    Mar 10, 2012, 03.52 AMby chillwear

    So cute, love the yellow & white together!

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    Mar 9, 2012, 01.33 PMby mixtlii

    Its beautiful, so springy! You did a great job!

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    Mar 9, 2012, 11.00 AMby jadealamode

    you did an excellent job!Love it!

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    Mar 9, 2012, 07.22 AMby scuffsan

    I agree with everyone else, your version is better than the original. The silhouette is more flattering, I love the volume in the skirt and the color is lovely. I’m so inspired to just sit down and make a skirt now :)

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    Mar 9, 2012, 02.18 AMby Marsha-Lee Patrick

    i cosign on the shape, but who needs a $350 uncomfortable dress when u can make a cheaper comfortable and i think it has a classy look to it. its a beautiful piece. :D

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    Mar 8, 2012, 09.25 PMby lienepien

    I agree! Much better than the original! It has more volume which looks great!

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      Mar 8, 2012, 09.44 PMby CationDesigns

      Thanks! Yeah, I felt the original looked sadly deflated…

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    Mar 8, 2012, 09.09 PMby jacquipardue

    beautiful outfit! I like yours better than the original inspiration.

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      Mar 8, 2012, 09.25 PMby omgdora

      Me too! Yours has better proportions and a more flattering silhouette.

      Also, if something costs $350 and has to be dry-cleaned, you’d expect it to be made of silk, not a rayon-nylon-polyester-plastic-asbestos blend.

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      Mar 8, 2012, 09.44 PMby CationDesigns

      Thank you! And yes, for $350 that dress had better be silk! Seriously, toss the word “wedding” in, and suddenly prices are astronomical.

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    Mar 8, 2012, 08.45 PMby kakigoorimonster

    Such a great shape! :)

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