Saturday, May 26, 2012

Returning to my blog/DIY Wrap Dress

Hi there! I wonder if anybody even remembers me!! hahaha... It's been a whole year and half since I updated my sewing blog. I have had a few things going on in my life that I had to put sewing on the back burner for a long time. I would sew certain stuff here and there but I barely touch my sewing machine anymore. Over the last few months though I have been inspired to try and sew more whenever time permits. Summer is here and I want to make me several summer dresses, skirts, etc. I decided to post my latest project. I went to my cousin's wedding recently and I wanted to make me a cute dress for the occassion but again, I really didn't have hours to spend making a dress so I decided to do something with as miminal sewing as possible hahaha..I figured I could do some sort of wrap/drape dress really easy and for cheap. I have tub after tub of fabric so I didn't have to go out and purchase anything. I used a salmon colored knit. I decided to whip up a DIY belt and earrings made from some soft nylon rope too. The time spent on this project was probably an hour if that. I will put some pics below of the quick and easy process and of the finished look.
I made a seam up to where the armhole was.
I surged the seam to get rid of the excess fabric.
I hemmed my dress but some people leave edges raw.
It looks like one big rectangle when you are done.
I sewed the hem asymmetrical to have that type look when it was done.
I used gold spray paint and soft nylon rope for the belt and earrings.
Everything about the wedding was beautiful and classy..I am so happy for my cousin.