This past weekend I got together with a few of my sewing blogger friends in the vicinity, and we had a mini girl’s night out here in Virginia Beach. The morning of the day we were supposed to meet up, I happened to receive some fabric in the mail (happy dance!). Wanting to show off my new fabric in spectacular fashion, as only us sewing peeps know, I decided to whip up a new dress for the evening’s festivities.
With the fabric being so BOLD in print, I wanted a basic silhouette to help show off the fabulous florals of the knit textile. I happened to have some swing dresses that I am currently crushing on in my closet, and figured…if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!
Sewing tip: Cutting around the armsyce
How to cut around a shirt or dress you love, to make your own pattern.
- Shirt / Dress you own that you LOVE the fit of
- Like fabric (fabric similar to the dress you are trying to recreate)
- Basic sewing essentials
STYLE SEEN IN THESE PHOTOS:
HOW TO CUT AROUND A PRE-EXISTING SHIRT TO MAKE YOUR OWN PATTERN: