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!


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!


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.

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!