Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Striped Dress Tutorial

 
Today I am sharing a DIY striped dress.  Last month I made a striped skirt & loved how it fit & looked, but I didn't love how when I tucked my shirt in, it showed through the skirt & created a bumpy look.  So I decided to try something new with it.
And I came up with this--a striped dress.

Supplies needed--
half yard of each color will do the trick

When done, iron open your seams for a flat, crisp look.

One thing I did different this time around, was attach the elastic band to the open skirt, instead of attaching after I put the skirt together.  Makes for a much cleaner top.
Stitch two lines on the elastic to connect to the fabric.

Once you are done with that, hem the bottom & iron out all your seams

Then cut the excess off the bottom of the shirt

I used two stitch lines to make it more secure.

 
 And that my friends, is how you make this striped dress.  Not too hard, right?!
You can see how I placed the seam down the side & tried to line up all the stripes.  You have to be aware of that when you are stitching down the side.

I think my stripe obsession has reached a new level.  At least that is what my husband tells me.
Oh how I love them though. :)

Happy sewing!

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38 comments:

Rhiannon said...

Gorgeous! But then I have a similar obsession too...my hubs and sisters tease me but I love the way they look and jazz up things.

Frazzled Mom of Five said...

Lindsay, this is awesome! Now if only I were as small as you!
Hugs, Jen @ f5

Katie's Nesting Spot said...

You look great in your super cute skirt and my are you tiny! This is giving me more motivation to continue on my diet!

Phil and Darby Hawley said...

First of all, you are one smokin' hot mamma! Second of all, I've got to pin this awesome tutorial and try it out for myself :-)

Western Warmth said...

Awesome idea, I might try it if I had your figure ;). Very fun!

Crystal said...

Lindsay, you look amazing! I love the dress tutorial just as much as I liked the skirt one. I like the colors you chose too.

Ashley said...

I could NEVER! I am sewing challenged. I LOVE it though!!

Tonia L said...

Fantastic dress! Wow, my friend, you look amazing! You need to give me some tips!

marissa said...

This turned out great. I love it. I'm so with you I hate tucking in shirts but if I just sew the shirt to the skirt I'm all good. It looks fantastic on you!

marissa
rae gun ramblings

vintage grey said...

Absolutely beautiful!! You look so great in it too!! Thanks for sharing sweet friend! xo Heather

Liz said...

Nice!

Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said...

Your skirt is amazing...watch out Shabby Apple! I totally approve of your stripe obsession.

MyTwoCents said...

Very Cute!

Debi said...

This is such a cute dress. I have a link party, and I would love it if you would link this post. You can find it at
http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/07/face-cleansing-oil-and-wednesdays.html
It is called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party.
I hope to see you there. Have a great Day.
Debi Bolocofsky
Adorned From Above
www.adornedfromabove.com

Bethany Craftfox said...

The striped dress looks great! We'd love to feature it as a how-to on CraftFoxes.com. Interested? Feel free to email me at bethany@craftfoxes.com.

Debra said...

You look fabulous! I think stripes are the perfect obession! What a delightful dress!

Mrs. Pancakes said...

Very cute...

still being [molly] said...

lindsay this is AMAAAAZING! holy goodness you did a kick butt job on it! i wish i could sew!

Christine said...

The dress is super AWESOME!! Really.. I LOVE your stripe obsession.. that dress is rocking! And you look AMAZING in it!!

Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality!

girls said...

Wow that's awesome! I wish I had more patience when it comes to sewing but I get discouraged easily when things don't work the first time! ha I just found you blog and love it! I am your newest follower! If you ever have time I would love for you to check out mine!

-Peggy

nicolette {momnivores dilemma} said...

obsessed.

that is all...

Christine@ Projects Around the House said...

This is fabulous! I love how it turned out. I don't know if I would be brave enough tackle the stripes but you did an amazing job with them@

Jennifer said...

If I had your rockin bod I'd totally make one for myself! But alas someone has to rock the voluptuous bod! ha!
Awesome job! I would love for you to link this up tomorrow! I changed up my monthly beauty link party to include fashion!

Stephanie @ Henry Happened said...

Look at you hot mama! You look amazing (and the stripes are not so bad either :))

have a great weekend!!

Alyssa Dawson said...

This is so great! You are so smart!! I totally love this idea!

Candace @ Candace Creations said...

PINNING! and I WILL make this mark my word....I too have an obsession with stripes...I sometimes wonder if I should be embarrassed when others see my closest because there are strips galore...but I just can't get enough and THIS dress is TOO PERFECT! you are a genius and I thank you! :)

Kara at Petals to Picots said...

Very cute!

Jared & Taylor said...

Love this, thanks for sharing! And thanks so much for linking up to our Pretty Things Party! I hope you'll be back next week!

Missy said...

Thanks so much for sharing! I'll be featuring your project tomorrow morning on Someday Crafts. Please stop back in and grab a Featured at Someday Crafts button for your blog. Thanks for the inspiration!

Heather said...

Super cute! Wish you could make one for me!

Jessica at Me Sew Crazy said...

this is absolutely lovely! Looks stunning on you! Thanks for sharing!

Sew Set said...

I adore this dress! I hope you will consider uploading a photo of it into SewSet! SewSet is a new on-line sewing pattern & tutorial directory, I would love for others to be able to find it, and you, when looking!!!

thanks so much for sharing!
- Jess, SewSet.com

Our Delightful Home said...

Get tutorial!

Mrs. Delightful
www.ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

paige said...

Adorable!!!! Thanks for linking up to the Creative Genius Link Party!

Tavia Mac said...

Oh wow...how cool is this?1? If I was crazy enough I would try but I can't sew AT ALL! Sucks...lol.

Great job!

~Tavia

Seaweed and Raine said...

Lindsay, that looks fantastic! Thanks for the tutorial. I think an obsession with stripes is fine ;) I love 'em at the moment too!
Hope your week is off to a great start.
Sheree

http://www.seaweedandraine.com

Snooty Primadona said...

This makes me wish I was young again!!!! Fabulous job kiddo... You are amazing & I really mean it.

Rachel said...

So cute!!! I love the stripes!

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