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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.

Please excuse the bad orange tint lighting and dirty mirror.. If first messed up on my waist measurements and then failed at creating pleats and sewing the pleating together. Without the waistband, this dress looks more like an oversized night gown. Yikes!

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!

-Carrie

Check out another one of my DIY floral outfits Here & Here

Put some lanterns to make the stairs look less boring :p

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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1 Comment

  1. Honestly speaking, it would be a bold try for me for the daring floral pattern. And yet you look gorgeous in it. Plus, I admired your task in sewing which is never ingrained in me, unfortunately. Good try and good job!!

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