Daily Wear: The 10 Minute Dress

5 Jul 2010

daily wear: 10 minute dress

Dress: DIY (Top: Gap, Skirt: H&M)
Necklace: Charity Shop
Belt: Charity Shop
Shoes: TKMaxx
(Feet: Seem to be tanning faster than legs!!)

I got up on Sunday morning and for some reason decided I wanted to make a dress! Or rather, I made a dress from a top and skirt (which incidently used to be a dress a few years ago, but I cut the top off, but never wore it as a skirt). There's something liberating about wearing just one piece: you can just slip it on and not have to fuss about things untucking or twisting around.

I basically pinned the skirt to the top at a comfortable height, then stitched the two pieces together with a zig zag stitch, whilst stretching the fabric (to ensure the waist band is stretchy enough to get over my shoulders). This took about 10 minutes from start to finish.

Ten min dress side

I think it looks really pretty with the red belt, but as previously explained, I have issues with belts, especially in hot weather. I'd like to make a red jersey sash, or perhaps attach a band of red jersey to the waist band. It definitely needs a splash of red to bring it to life.

The print is really fun with all those goggly eyes! My husband thinks it's creepy...

Ten Minute Dress

7 comments:

Kelley Anne said...

This is wonderful. I love the mix of colors and the pattern. What a good idea.

I saw this and thought of you. Let me know what you think.

http://tmagazine.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/06/30/domesticities-sense-and-sensibility/

Melanie said...

Love it. I'm going to be doing something similar soon!

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Melanie@UnravelledThreads

Stephanie Sabbe said...

so cute! I have issues with tight waists when it's hot. I just bought several pairs of nice, not too short, shorts and I am missing my jersey skirts everyday:)

winter said...

i totally agree: wearing one piece is so much more comfortable! very nice dress by the way...

starcakeastrology.blogspot.com said...

this is so cute! i want one

rebecca said...

I can't believe how quickly you did it! Then again, I've never tried :p

http://itscohen.blogspot.com/

MB said...

So so cute and perfect for this warm summer!

I had a quick question...I love the tall white dresser in your pics. Where did it come from. We are going to be redocarating our room and I've been looking for a similar piece of furniture.

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