I saw this beautiful dress at Piperlime.com.
My dress isn't as formal. It's actually alot different. It is made of cotton, is button down and has cap sleeves. However, it's a lot more mom friendly and it's COTTON!! So it's perfect for running errands and doing day to day mom stuff. But the navy blue and color blocking reminded me of it so I thought I might as well see what I could do. I LOVE the result!
All I did is put the dress on and measured how long I wanted it to be.
|I swear it's not dirty. This picture makes it look dirty. I promise I wash my clothes :)|
I ran to the fabric store and grabbed some light blue cotton fabric.
I then grabbed my marking pencil and measuring tape and measured the length of the skirt marking all the way down the side edge of the fabric so that the flair was natural.
Cut along your markings.
Then sew the light blue section on both sides so you have a large tube.
Fold it back in half length wise.
Then, with my dress right side out pin the material still folded with right sides together all along the bottom edge.
Sew all along the bottom of the dress attaching the new piece all the way around.
|Such bad lighting. Again I swear it's really clean :)|
Perfectly simple, color blocked dress. Doesn't it seem like a completely new dress. And I probably wear it WAY too often!! :)