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Panel Dress with Studded Belt

Added Mar 5, 2014

By MegH

Toronto, Canada






This dress that I made is actually originated from our Princess Seam Boatneck Top sewing pattern. I loved the style of the princess seam along with the off-the-shoulder neckline, but I though it would be great as a dress instead!

It was super easy to convert into a dress and you can check out how I did so in my February Mash Up. You can also see my sewing steps, and how I DIY’d the studded belt. I am not one for making accessories (I more a clothes maker), but this was easy and quick to do.

I used this lovely patterned green fabric (which is non-stretch woven) and mixed it with a matte black stretch spandex fabric. I don’t mix those types of fabrics together often because it is tricky to sew together, but it is definitely possible and I have some tips on doing so here. I have an event Friday night and I do plan on wearing this dress, it is just perfect for dancing the night away in! I might have to reconsider the shoes though if that is the plan. This dress is a great mix of casually and dressy because it can be easily dressed up or down, it is also loved by my pug because he wanted to be photographed with it as well.




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    Mar 6, 2014, 12.01 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Lovely dress Meg – and nice shoes too! :)

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    Mar 6, 2014, 07.21 AMby libra-s

    Very stylish!

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    Mar 6, 2014, 03.02 AMby kisses

    Like the combination and it looks great

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    Mar 6, 2014, 02.21 AMby sewing fanatic

    looks great

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    Mar 5, 2014, 11.28 PMby Mary Athey

    Lovely dress meg, your fabric choice is spot on. Both you and your we pug look adorable. Great job as always x♥

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    Mar 5, 2014, 09.49 PMby ndimi

    Great dress, killer shoes, adorable pug! :)

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    Mar 5, 2014, 09.26 PMby slmnstyle

    Great dress! And the belt is cool too. Nice job!

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    Mar 5, 2014, 08.42 PMby MandieW

    This is adorable! Love the mod print.

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    Mar 5, 2014, 08.35 PMby nookie

    Love your version of this top.

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