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Monday, June 10, 2013

Lovely Tutorial: White Pleated Tea Party Dress

I have been in the mood to make dresses lately because in my opinion they are so much more fun, yet easy to make. This is a white pleated tea party dress I recently made.



There was a circle skirt tutorial that I stumbled upon while searching the web so I wanted to try for myself. Feel free to follow this link to get Kaysi's tutorial on how to make a circle skirt. I found it to be very helpful.

With a circle skirt I went ahead and attached a top to make a dress! It was that simple. So, let's get started.

The fabric I chose to work with a jersey knit that had cable knit patterns on it like a sweater. The fabric was very easy to work with and I did not even put a zipper on the dress because it stretched easily.


1. To make the circle skirt I traced a pattern on gift wrap paper so I can use to cut out my fabric. Use Kaysi's link I provided to get the correct measurements and to make the pattern.


2. Cut the fabric into the circle skirt. When you open it, it should look like the second photo.



 3. I added pleats because I wanted the dress to look flowy and light. I used pins to keep the pleats in place while I sewed.



4. Of course you can stop with just the skirt and then pair it with a top you already have. I went ahead and made a top to go with it. I went with a tank look, which I made free handed so I apologize for not having a tutorial on it, but I do have photos so I hope it helps. I wanted the back to plunge lower than the front to give it an edgy surprise.



5. Sew the top to the circle skirt bottom together and this is what you get!






I love the look of this dress because it's simple and elegant. I can easily dress it up or wear it plain. I wore a belt and then there's a few photos without the belt.






A perfect summer dress! I am already so in love with it. :)

28 wonderful thoughts:

  1. Amazing girl! You have mad skills!!

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  2. Wow you made this?? Looks gorgeous on you babe!
    xx
    www.atipsytart.blogspot.com

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  3. Oh wow, your dress is awesome and it looks so perfectly with your dark hairs:)! You are really talanted!

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  4. Wow, very impressive! Love the fabric you chose too!

    xoxo,
    E
    refined couture 

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  5. You are just SO talented! This is so impressive!! It really is the perfect summer dress; you look beautiful!

    XOXO
    Ashley
    ashleyspassionforfashion.blogspot.com

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  6. Wow you're so talented! Love this outfit!
    Ileana

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  7. Such a lovely dress!

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  8. Wow, you look so pretty in that dress <3

    xoxo
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  9. Beautiful look!
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  10. the dress looks really pretty,great job, girl;)x


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  11. Can't believe you made this- I am so impressed! I love dresses for summer as well :)

    xx Elizabeth
    Champaign Taste

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  12. Love the dress! I wish I had your sewing skills! :)

    -Mari
    bluchiffon.blogspot.com

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  13. Great note. Super pictures! :)
      Yours.

    + Please visit our blogs. :)

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  14. You are an inspirational person for me. Your blog is quite awesome!

    xoxo
    HOLYKATTA

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  15. Wow, I love the dress, especially the texture of it. I'm a sucker for DIYs, I love making my own clothing too, but never really get the time to sit down to do so. Thanks for sharing this tutorial! :)

    - Christine
    Petite Hues

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  16. What a creative idea & well executed! I'm sure that dress will make a lovely addition to your basics for dressing up or down.

    A.T.
    http://amiiiritafari.wordpress.com/

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  17. Ohh goshh, you have such an amazing skill! And you look so gorgeous in that dress! :) Your blog is so pretty, so I'm following you on blogger and bloglovin now! :)

    Have a wonderful day,

    Boonya - theartywardrobe.blogspot.com
    xxx

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  18. Omg... this is so beautiful. I was about to ask where you got it, but that would be a fail. Great job! It looks like something I'd really want to buy.

    Now following you on bloglovin. :)

    Lynn | Makeup With Tea

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  19. This is such a pretty dress. You're so clever to be able to make this! I don't have a sewing machine at the moment, new one is on lay-by. Maybe I'll have to give this a go :)

    By the way, just discovered your blog and I love it!

    Mel

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  20. WOW you made this! You are so talented! It's a stunning dress for the summer. I LOVE your cell phone case too. xo

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  21. So cute :)

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  22. Hello pretty:)
    Great job and u look beautiful in this dress;)
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  23. Great dress em!
    Your style is so cute!
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  24. Looks absolutely gorgeous! Will definitely give it a try :)

    Charlotte
    www.deconstrut.blogspot.ca

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