Sewists of MetaFilter: can I recreate this dress on my own?
March 14, 2013 3:12 AM Subscribe
I saw this dress
on Pinterest and fell in love. I don't want to buy it--I'm trying to get away from buying new clothes entirely. I have extremely basic sewing skills (curtains, sunglasses cases, skirts) and I'm tempted to try to make this dress on my own.
posted by chaiminda to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (7 answers total) 17 users marked this as a favorite
To me it looks like a fairly simple shift dress with medium-length sleeves. Can anyone recommend a pattern I could use, or a way to design my own? Could I use straight-up quilting cotton or an upcycled cotton sheet for fabric? I am a petite 0-2 with a fairly straight figure, if that makes any difference. I would really appreciate some advice, even in the form of "you will need eight more years of sewing experience before you should attempt this!"