Sunday, April 8, 2012

Paisley Fit and Flare Dress DIY

I still have paisley on the brain and found this cotton quilting fabric at Joann's.  This particular print isn't what I had in mind as my holy grail paisley, but I do like it.  I decided to "Frankenstein" some patterns together to get this particular look with a high funnel neck, fitted bodice and flared skirt.

Paisley Dress DIY
Melie Bianco Bag
Old Navy Tassel Necklace
Gucci d'Orsay Pumps, Camel
Do you think a necklace can be worn with a funnel neckline?

Close-up of print

Hope everyone had a great weekend!

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38 comments:

  1. I just adore the simple paisley with the 2 colors. You did a fabulous job:) I love the Gucci pumps too!

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  2. That is such a lovely dress! I love the neckline and the print is perfect!

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  3. hmmm, im not sure what i feel about funnel necks in general. the print is quite pretty, especially close up. im so jealous of your sewing abilities!!

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    1. Thanks Amber! I like the general silhouette of them but they don't seem very necklace friendly. I rather like necklaces so I'm a bit torn about them.

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  4. i love paisley print! i just bought a pair of shorts from h&m that are paisley print. i really like the fitted bodice and the flared skirt.

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    1. I love your paisley shorts! They look incredibly cute on you!

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  5. I really love this print and the colors. Great fit on the dress also and love the accessories.

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  6. Love the Mad Men vibe of the dress! I think the funnel-neck would look great with a brooch if you are thinking of adding more accesories :)

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    1. Ah, a brooch is a wonderful idea! Thanks Olyvia! :)

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  7. What a lovely dress!!! also like your bag:)

    Kisses, Lucy:)

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  8. I will always be amaze at your sewing skills. The print is very pretty. The dress is lovely.

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  9. So cute and fits so well. Love those shoes too! And necklace, why not? You pull it off great!

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  10. I think a necklace would look good unless it blended into the paisley :) Another great job SPG :)

    katattack2000.wordpress.com

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    1. Thanks Katherine! I sometimes get stuck on what stands out in person vs. on camera. I loved the tassel necklace in the mirror but it gets lost in the photo.

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  11. Love that dress and love the funnel neck too! you are super creative SPW. Wish I could do something with my sewing machine other than just the straight alterations!!

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    1. Thank you! Honestly, I think if you can sew straight, you can pretty much sew anything! Give it a shot! :)

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  12. That dress fits you perfectly...you are so talented with the sewing machine SPG! =)

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  13. you are so talented, I would wear a bright colored necklace so that it will stand out. Looking very sassy ;)

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    1. Thanks Yvonne! I'll have to try a bright necklace next time!

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  14. That dress is SO pretty - love the pattern :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  15. I've never seen paisley look like this before and I like it better than the traditional look. I think the patterns looks great on your frame (just the right size for it, actually)and the color compliments your skin beautifully. I like unique details on clothes so the funnel neck is a great touch.

    P.S - This dress requires a collar necklace. The dainty tassel is dwarfed by the print/high neck.

    P.S2 - thank you for the Tillary link ($100 is a fantastic price) but the colors don't cooperate with my closet (really, I looked. Hard). I'm actually stalking the leather version :D

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    1. Thanks Anna! I really appreciate the necklace feedback! Elle (of fastfoodandfastfashion) recently did a post on the leather Tillary if you are interested.

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  16. wo this dress is wonderful and the pattern is so beautiful! I love how you did it, the colour is very beautiful! and I love this special collar!

    thanks so much for your sweet comment on my blog, your blog is so lovely, and I really love your DIY-ideas - I followed you ;-)

    xxx Anita

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    1. Hi Anita - thank you for your kind words! You have a great blog!

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  17. That dress is very chic and I feel Asia from it. You look so beautiful in it!

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  18. I think gone sort of chain braided necklace or bracelet that matches/,compliments the under tones of the dress, bag or the shoes would be classy and stand out.

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  19. I think gone sort of chain braided necklace or bracelet that matches/,compliments the under tones of the dress, bag or the shoes would be classy and stand out.

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