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.


Erica B. said...

Glad to see that you're blogging again! The color of that dress looks amazing on you! Love how you spray painted the belt and earrings. Nautical rope jewelry is popular right now that I may do a similar project!

QueenSH said...

Hi Erica! Thanks so much! I really have missed sewing and keeping up with all you talented ladies that I use to follow. I can't wait to see what you come up with for the rope idea. Thanks again.

Jada said...

Nice looking dress great job! :)

QueenSH said...

Thanks so much!