Beanie – Romwe // Slip Dress – DIY // Seamless Romper - Free People // Knit Cardigan – Free People // Knee High Stockings – Urban Outfitters
I feel like my slip dress from my DIY yesterday, needed a little more exposure. So greeting’s from my slip dress to you all!
The thing about a slip dress is that it’s very versatile. Not only can you rock it as an I-don’t-care-cool type of holiday dress (as I have it styled here with my cute little seamless romper) but you can do just the opposite – and wear it as – you guessed it – a slip. So go ahead – get your dang layering on girlfriend! My favorite is pairing it with a cool denim jean and throwing cozy knit over top.
How do you style your slip dresses?
I thought it was about time I’d do another DIY project for you guys. Am I right or am I right?!
I’ve had this long skirt just sitting around forever. I’d try it on – and it would just never work. I think partially because I’m so tall, it just never fit correctly. So finally I said “I’m gonna make me a slip dress outta yous” in a mean western murmur as I set down my whiskey. Well, that might not be exactly how it happened – but you get the idea.
So grab your long skirts and lets get to it!
Step 1: Hold your skirt up to the top of your shoulders. From there you can decided whether or not your skirt needs to be shorter to make your slip dress, or if it’s the perfect length. Mine was a bit long and I shortened my about 6 inches. ( I’ll go over that in a moment.)
Step 2: Lay your skirt out on a flat surface – that you’ll be able to cut on. If your skirt was too long, cut off the estimated amount from the top of the skirt. If you don’t feel comfortable just eyeballing it, grab a measuring tape and make your cuts that way. My fabric was very forgiving and had designs on it which I followed when cutting.
Step 3: Cut your arm openings. Again I just held the dress up to me and guesstimated where the cuts should be. I am a crazy crafter like that. I think they were about 2 inches in from the sides and then I cut them approx. 5 inches down in a half-moon type shape. I also just cut through both layers of fabric at the same time. Unlike what we will be doing for the neck opening.
Step 4: Cut the neck opening. Now that our “arm holes” are cut, pull apart the front part of the dress and fold it over. We are going to start by cutting the back of the opening, by making another half-moon cut along the top. Make sure you are only cutting through one layer of fabric.
Now simply fold the front of the dress back over, and make your front cut. I wanted my fairly deep, so I cut down about 4-5 inches. Make sure when you do this the width of the straps match up.
Step 5: Sewing the straps. Turn your dress inside out and pin the straps together to hold in place. Then stitch the front and back pieces together on both sides. Turn the dress back to right-side-out – and presto, you have yourself a lovely slip dress!
Hello my long lost friends! I have been mia recently but for good reason, so don’t get mad just yet! I’ve been working around the clock on a new design project – Shh! Maker Design. Basically it’s a resource graphic shop. “What is that?” you say. Well first of all, it’s awesome. Secondly, it’s full of designs for bloggers, ‘do it yourselfer’, scrapbookers, and fellow designers. (Please include yourself in that list as well.) There are tons of items to create logos, decorate your photos, your website, your face, really whatever you can think of.
I’m also offering custom graphics. Would you like a squirrel flying on a unicorn in the desert? DONE! Or more realistically, a personalize logo design, an ‘about me’ avatar, a drawing of your dog? That’s done too.
I just don’t draw cats. Just kidding guys! Cats are okay.
So I’d really love it if you guys would go check out my Etsy shop, and follow Shh! Maker Design on Facebook. I’ll be adding new items weekly, offering tons of sale and downloadable freebies very soon. So stay on the lookout for updates.
Until next time (which will be VERY soon),
Amanda Shh!Maker ;)