Today I am sharing a dress I made for the Straight Lines and Angles series put on by Jess from If Only They Would Nap. Just as the name suggests this series is all about fashion inspired by the geometric trend. At first, I thought I would make something with a fun geometric print fabric c but ended up deciding to make something inspired by straight lines.
I started with the Norah dress by Mouse House Creations. I wanted a simple A-line dress that I could remix. I made the dress a little more fitted so it would have less of an A-line and also made it much shorter so I could add the gathered skirt at the bottom.
Then I decided to grab different fabrics that I thought would pair well with the stretch denim I used for the main part of the dress. I wanted to sort of a color block look without having to actually cut the dress in different shapes. I just simply cut the shapes I wanted and then placed them on the dress. Then I placed some trim over where all the different fabric edges met and sewed in place. Just be sure the trim covers all the edges so everything gets sewn into place.
I did this step before sewing the front and back of the dress together. At first, I wasn’t sure how I liked the end result but after seeing it on my girls I kind of love it! I think they love it too!
Be sure to check out all the other amazing bloggers participating in this series! I am so excited to see what everyone creates!
There is also an amazing giveaway you should enter! You can have the chance to win $30 to Imagine Gnats, a pattern from See Kate Sew, a pattern from Very Shannon, and a pattern from Sew Like My Mom. So awesome!!
Dress pattern – modified Norah by Mouse House Creations
Stretch denim – Michael Levine
Lace/mesh overlay – LA Fabric District
Shoes – Joyfolie