Sunday, March 3, 2013

Equestrian Print Shift Dress DIY & Giveaway Winner

I found this beautiful print at SF store Fabrix and fell in love with the hunter green color with equestrian accents.  And I wasn't the only one!  Jean also fell in love with it and whipped up a gorgeous DIY skirt here.

 
Equestrian Shift Dress DIY
Coach Station (gifted by generous Jean)
Frye Sandals
Banana Republic Gold Chain
Michael Kors Tortoiseshell Watch (better view here)

Detailed view originally shared on Instagram

Time:  2 hrs - had to keep nipping and tucking for proper sizing
Pattern:  Butterick 3383.  Lengthened to knee length.  Needed to slim sleeves and body.  Narrowed neckline by 2" (see how here).
Difficulty: Easy (except the sleeves which I always have issues with)

So who won the Scarf Giveaway?  Congratulations to Jennifer P!  Please send me an email, sewpetitegal at gmail.com, and let me know which scarf you'd like and your address.  Thanks to everyone for entering and for your valuable feedback!


Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!  I got to hang out with Ping and Karen for some yummy sushi and green tea tiramisu (post upcoming) :)

22 comments:

  1. Ooooh, this dress looks gorgeous! You seem to find the best fabric stores in the Bay. In all my years here, I haven't had as much success as you have. Maybe I should pick your brain or tag along in your excursions. I love your ladies' party, you always look like you're having so much fun!

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    1. Yelp has been a good friend to me :) I hear there's a fabric store in Mission that's great as well!

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  2. What a fun print! Definitely matches your style :)

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  3. what a pretty print and love that you into a dress! wished i could have seen in yesterday. :P

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  4. love love love the print and dress! The dress looks so effortless and comfortable which makes for a great outfit anytime of the day (imo) :D Hope you're having a great weekend so far! xoxo, Phoebe

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  5. I love the print. Both you and Jean are so talented! Love the dress and skirt you guys made with this.

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  6. Beautiful!! I love jean's skirt as well!

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  7. another amazing creation. You & Jean are awesome at DIYs. I can't believe I've never been in Fabrix. I pass by it all the time!! I'll be sure to pop in next time!

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  8. What a gorgeous print! It's totally you =) The dress looks very comfy. I bet there are so many amazing fabric stores in SF. Looking forward to read your upcoming food post.

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  9. It came out great! Smashing job, SPG :)

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  10. Great print :) So pretty :) I like that both you and Jean made it into different styles

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  11. i cant wait to hear about your get-together (with pics?) :)

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  12. Lovely shift dress with interesting pattern!!! You and Jean are print twins. Hehe.

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  13. The dress turned out nice! I wasn't sure what silhouette would work best on this type of fabric but am happy to see in a skirt form from Jean and a dress from you. Wonderful job, S!

    PS - Try uploading larger images (not necessarily higher res, but larger dimensions) to IG to see if that'll help with the blurriness.

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    1. Thanks Cee! Will need to try that next time! Argh to blurry pics

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  14. Looking forward to your food post!

    And I think I got my friend to crochet me something off a pattern too. You just reminded me when you mentioned the pattern. DIYers are all so talented.

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    1. Nice! Will have to feature the crochet in a future post!

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  15. Hi,
    I saw your striped dress on twitter (via Blair Eadie). It is amazing. I'm looking for a striped fabric myself, but couldn't find one... :(
    I sew myself and just finished a sixties dress. You can see it today on my blog.
    I'm your newest follower.
    Please check out my blog and if you want, follow back!
    I really love your diy projects!
    Greetings,
    Teal

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  16. I think that print is so adorable...you look great in that shift dress! Can't wait for the food post =)

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  17. that's a beautiful print! definitely reminds me of vintage scarves and the forest green is very equestrian.

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