Off Shoulder DIY Dress Tutorial | Mccall 7563

Off Shoulder DIY Dress Tutorial | Mccall 7563

My Favorite DIY make EVER !! Ok, I know I've probably said that before but this is it !!  The sleeves on this dress sold it for me.  My inspiration for this dress came from a version that Lori Harvey wore a few weeks ago. Her's was from the Alexis 2017 Spring Collection ( shown below)  . After spending some time looking through their collection I was so inspired ! Their pieces are so clean and polished .  After being FULLY inspired I set out looking for the perfect pattern to make this dress happen . It didn't take long to come across one of McCall's new patterns that I knew would work perfect!   The pattern had the sleeve variations and silhouette I needed , I decided to use View D as my base. For the fabric I used a floral stretch cotton that I purchased from Fine Fabrics a few months ago . Im not a huge fan of red so I knew this fabric would compliment my style and still allow me to keep the beautiful silhouette . Let's Talk

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The Audrey Cape Evening Gown - Tabitha Sewer Collab

The Audrey Cape Evening Gown - Tabitha Sewer Collab

When Tabitha Sewer of TJSewer asked me to collaborate with her on a Celebrity Inspired look I was ECSTATIC, to say the least.  We quickly went to work trying to decide exactly what star we would use as our inspiration. It didn't take long for us to both agree that Lupita Nyong'o was the way to go! We decided that we would not tell each other but rather keep it a secret until the reveal date! Now came the decision of exactly which dress I would pick. The original excitement quickly turned to terror once I started going through all of her gorgeous looks !!  Which would I pick? Would I do it the justice that it deserved !?!?!  Lupita Nyongo is gorgeous in every way so I wanted to make sure that whatever I chose I did it RIGHT !!  After careful consideration, I decided on the ICONIC " Audrey Cape Evening Gown" that Lupita wore to the 2014 Golden Globes!  The Audrey Cape Evening Gown by Ralph Lauren   Ralph Lauren Debuted this dress in his Spring

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Vogue 9253

Vogue 9253

 OK so this pattern!!!  Like most, when I saw it I SQUEALED .....literally SQUEALED !! I mean its gorgeous ... The Deep V-neck and Kimono style sold it for me!  Before I go any further let me introduce the pattern ( as if you didn't know )  Vogue 9253  I chose to Sew Up View B I wanted a more dramatic look so I went with the longer version  I used a beautiful floral charmeuse fabric from Joann 's Fabric.  I ended up ordering mine from their warehouse because there wasn't enough in the store. I'm not sure ill do this again because it took nearly three weeks before my fabric got to me!  Once I got the fabric I didn't regret ordering it one little bit! It was beautiful !! About the Pattern ......   Pattern Description: Deep V-neck Kimono style dress  ( Short and Long Versions) Pattern Sizing: I cut a size 12 Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes

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