The Rilo Dress

i found this on pinterest last week and saved it for later.  i printed out the instructions and template and they'd been sitting on my coffee table along with some fabric i thought would be cute.

and then sunday evening hit and i felt like trying it out.

you guys, it's the easiest, cutest thing ever.

i didn't have elastic, so i pleated the top a little bit.  i made my own binding, which is what took the longest.  i think the whole thing from ironing to finished product maaaaybe took an hour.  so i made two!

for the one below, i just need to make some bias tape and attach to the armpits to tie at the shoulders.

i remember my mom making dresses for me and my sister.  it was torture seeing an almost finished dress in her sewing room.  if i'd have seen the bottom dress in her sewing room?  i would have told her i didn't need the ties and it wouldn't fall off and it looked done to me!  and then i probably would have worn it three days in a row.

1 comment:

Patty Purviss said...

Love this! Awesome job!