I'm not sure how I stumbled across this dress but it caught my eye. I liked the bright pink skirt and the black top with flower details. Oh, and did you check out the price tag??? $495!!!! yikes.
For the top of the dress, I needed a material that could hold the flowers. I didn't want to use cotton because it has too much stretch and would loose it's shape. I selected this linen/ rayon dress.
It had the correct neckline and the correct weight (of fabric) for this project.
I tried to cut the dress so that the front would be shorter than the back. For the record, this is not how you do it :) I ended up cutting it straight across because I messed up... :)
I sewed the raw edges down.
Part 2: Ruffle Time! I have this blue shirt that was the perfect color for my project.
I took the sleeves from yesterday's skirt and cut them into little squares.
I did the same with the blue shirt.
To get the ruffling, take your squares and fold them over twice and then sew them down. You can pin them and use the sewing machine as well. I decided to use the ruffles as an ascent since I am short and didn't want to look like a huge ruffle with a head.
Anthropologie Outfit Way 1: Shirt tucked into skirt
The model had her shirt not tucked in but I wanted to offer you two ways to wear this look.
Anthropologie Outfit Way 1: The way the model wore it.
Here's to looking at you kid!
Hi! I'm Katie. I am a fun loving, adventurous DIY-er, designer and artist. You can find my artwork here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/3000yardsofthread