DIY: Sabrina Neckline Straight Cut Dress

So, the recycle reuse sandals are a no go yet. I got sidetracked by another dress project which is thoroughly described by the title.

This came about when I finally found this neat sublimation company that prints your own design either on a jersey shirt or on plain fabric. Awesooome! I’ve made graphic designs perfect for this and just had to try it out. So, I had one of my designs printed on a jersey shirt which I gave to The Mister and another on a fabric.

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Test Run: The jersey turned out too bright and too pink for The Mister’s taste. Hehe. I should have switched the colors but it was a bit difficult for me to be accurate with the colors while working on the designs and I think it could also depend on the type of fabric.

As, I have mentioned one too many times, I don’t know how to make patterns. So I opted for a straight-dress, and to avoid having to measure armholes and whatnots went for a sabrina neckline. Make sense right?

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What’s with the blue fabric?

The printed fabric does not stretch, unfortunately. And the work around I thought up was to add panels of stretch fabrics on both sides. Added bonus: No need to use zipper or buttons! The strips of blue jersey fabric I added on the side is a fifth short of the length of the printed fabric to make room for armholes.

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Final Touches: Sewing up the top most ends of the fabrics to complete the armholes.

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So there you have it. Literally, a straight dress, or a rectangle dress if you want to call it that. It’s easy peasy to make without needing a machine!

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I’ll slip this on in a week or two and will Most likely post here.

Now to jump in bed and catch me some Z’s… 😀

DIY: Kimono

Ola! I had meant to post a week ago when I started on THIS project.

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A KiMONO jACKET!

It’s neon because I need to wear something neon on our office Christmas party this coming Friday. Yay!

I made this from scratch. I bought the jersey fabric from one of my favorite fabric store in my home city, cut the fabric, had the design pressed onto the fabric, and sewed up the shoulders like so…

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I made this print as well and had it print pressed onto the fabric. I should have taken a photo during the pressing. boo.

And then it’s done!

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I’m so happy!

Will post here about the goings on and the outfits on our Neon Christmas Party happening two days from now!

And onto another diy…

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A gift for Fifi. I’ m her secret Santa. Hope she likes it 🙂

It’s very easy to make! Made this one tonight. I also plan on recycling a pair of plastic flats to wear on Friday. Hopefully I can make time.

For now, desperately need to float to slumberland.