July 4, 2011

Recreated Shabby Apple Dress

 I wanted to make my friend a dress for her birthday, so I told her to send me some ideas. She said she really liked this dress from Shabby Apple. I figured it couldn't be too difficult to re-create. I also figured it couldn't be too hard to find navy blue and white striped fabric. WRONG!


 I seriously spent about a month trying to find the right fabric with  NO luck. It was all either really heavy upholstery fabric or thinner stripes. So  I settled for thinner stripes:


The dress itself wasn't too difficult to make. For the top I used the top of a dress pattern I alreaday had (New Look 6910 ). And the skirt is just a giant rectangle attatched to a thinner rectangle (the waistband). The top was a little tedious, because it's fully lined, meaning I had to cut out and sew the entire top twice, then sew it to itself.  


I like how it turned out, but I still think it would've been cuter with the bold navy stripes. I was also going to make it more of a circle skirt, but circle skirt+striped fabric=bad news. ohhh well. Now I just hope it fits her!

6 comments:

Sew Country Chick said...

I love this! Saw you on Refashion coop. Tell me is there a zipper on this or does it stretch to fit!Too cute!

The Sisters 4 say MORE is more said...

totally gorgeous! awesome job! try finding your stripes at ikea... best striped fabric selection ever!

~selina

Crazystitcher said...

Love it! I, too, have been searching for big stripes. I can't believe they are so hard to find! I guess I will be heading to Ikea to give that a try.

Emily said...

Love it! Shabby apple always gives me great ideas.
Emily
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Lisa H. (Sewing or Something) said...

I love that dress too.. I wonder if it work in knit???

Jon + Kat said...

Cute! I'm in search of navy blue and white striped fabric for a skirt! I may be checking out Ikea, or just going with the upholstery fabric route because frankly with kids, I may need sturdier fabric! Cute dress!