Friday, May 4, 2012

To Market, To Market

I needed something new to wear to Quilt Market, so I took a favorite shirt pattern, The Honey Blouse, and turned it into a dress!

Jersey Dress

But the fabric I chose isn't very springy, so I made this floral fabric belt from a tutorial written by my friend Mary. If you make one and use quilting weight fabric like I did (Amy Butler's Lark collection), I definitely recommend adding a medium-weight interfacing.

  Fabric Wrap Belt

To turn the blouse into a dress, I added 12 inches to the length and flared out the skirt slightly. Since the shirt pattern has a belt added in, I didn't worry about that, and just hemmed the bottom under instead of adding the waistband. I used a lightweight woven interfacing for the dress body. Oh, and I shortened the sleeves!

  Jersey Dress - Back

 Here's the back. This demin-look jersey dress is so comfy, I could sleep in it!

  Jersey Dress - front

This dress/belt combo is coming to Market with me, so please say "hi" if you see me! Linking up to Sew Modern Monday!

 

14 comments:

  1. CUTE!!! Great looking dress!!

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  2. This is adorable and you look great. What fabric did you use for the dress?

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  3. so so cute Lindsay! Love it!

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  4. Very nice, and it looks like it will be very comfy for wearing round Market

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  5. So cute! Is it hard not to completely crack up when taking modeling self portraits?

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  6. That is super cute! I've often wondered if you can use a top pattern to make a dress. I haven't gotten into clothing construction yet though - too scared. You're going to look great at Market!

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  7. Great outfit! Love the belt too =D

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  8. very cute. the belt dresses up the dress very nicely.

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  9. You look great...just the outfit for a quilt market and a clever adaptation of the shirt pattern...well done!

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  10. So cute!! I hope that I see you at Quilt Market! It was very last minute but I just found that I get to go...squeal!!

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  11. You are entirely too cute Lindsay love the dress.

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  12. That is super cute!!! I wish I was going to Market. Maybe one day, but I am going to the Sewing Summit so woohooo!!! I hope you have fun and take lots of pictures please :)

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  13. Love this dress, Lindsay! And the belt totally makes it. So cute!

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