Floral T-Shirt Dress & The Waistband That Saved the Day
With summer practically knocking at our doors, I have recently noticed myself constantly drawn towards floral patterns everywhere I go. There is something about flowers that make my days brighter.. and I just like pretty things! :)
However, one thing I am more attracted to compared to pretty floral prints, is comfort. My southern California wardrobe consists of a colorful assortment of soft plain basic tees that I faithfully wear almost everyday. I am currently a huge fan of these “Free the Live” women’s loose fit tunics on Amazon. They come in an assortment of 3 colors and are super soft and comfy! Also the perfect length to wear over leggings.
Anyways, I was browsing through a fabric store the other day and saw a floral pattern that really caught my eye. I thought it would look amazing as a long dress or skirt. The thing is, I am not quite skilled or ready to tackle sewing an entire dress by myself, so I contemplated for a good 30 minutes on what I can possibly create with this beautiful fabric that I couldn’t pass up on.
Long story short, I decided to combine comfort with “beauty” to make “the dress of my dreams” ( not really, but you get the picture). I was going to make a T-shirt dress, using one of my soft “Free to Live” tunic tees and sew it to the floral fabric. I decided the dress would be floor length because I didn’t have the heart to cut any of the fabric away.
Before showing you all the rest of the finished product, I must confess that I actually messed up on this dress and had to cut a strip off of my dress to make a waistband to save the day..and basically save the entire look. In the sewing world this project is not too complicated, BUT I actually make A LOT of mistakes in general and this project was no exception. This is why I do not have a DIY tutorial on this post. I am still learning! Refer to captions for more details.
Alrighty, here are a few pictures of the finished product! Feel free to leave a comment and let me know what you think 🙂
Keep styling and remember modesty starts first in the <3!
Put some lanterns to make the stairs look less boring :p
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