DIY Hot Pink Shift Dress

DIY Hot Pink Shift Dress
I love a simple shift dress in an awesome color, so when I picked up this amazing fabric at G Street for only $6.00 in the clearance bin I completely fell in love.  This fabric is even more beautiful in person, it’s hot hot hot pink that feels a bit like a silk nylon.  I needed something quick and easy so I used this Butterick 5211 pattern that doesn’t fight with the color.  The only alterations made were I add three inches to the sleeves and shortened the hem.

Dress: DIY
Heels: Jimmy Choo love this suede version
Shades: Prada

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17 Comments

  1. July 17, 2013 / 6:52 pm

    Adorbs! So summery! I pinned a similar dress the other day! This style is on my list as well.

    • July 24, 2013 / 4:36 pm

      Thank you Erica

  2. Anonymous
    July 17, 2013 / 7:22 pm

    Love the color!

  3. Tiffany from Chicago
    July 17, 2013 / 7:23 pm

    I love how you can go from sexy to girly without looking out of place. You have great fashion sense.

    • July 24, 2013 / 4:36 pm

      Thank you Tiffany

    • July 24, 2013 / 4:36 pm

      Thank you Roni

  4. July 19, 2013 / 4:54 am

    Awesome dress, love the colour 🙂

    • July 24, 2013 / 4:36 pm

      Thank you Zoe

  5. July 21, 2013 / 3:54 pm

    Just found out about your site thru Facebook. I am now a fan! Gotta love a DIY and sewing girl!

    • July 24, 2013 / 4:36 pm

      Thank you 🙂

  6. July 22, 2013 / 8:15 pm

    You REALLY make me want to get a sewing machine know that!? It seems everything you touch turns to gold (my workouts have been fantastic after using the Cellucor you recommended.)

    I think I may scout a machine out, do you have any recommendations for a newbie?

    • July 24, 2013 / 4:38 pm

      Thank you Georgina, FYI Cellucor is a bit addictive lol

      Brother is a great reliable brand. Here is one onsale that would be great to start withhttp://www.overstock.com/Crafts-Sewing/Brother-CE8080-PRW-80-stitch-Limited-Edition-Project-Runway-Computerized-Sewing-Machine-Refurbished/6359307/product.html?cid=202290&kid=9553000357392&track=pspla&ef_id=UNo5CAAAHhlEemHL:20130724163758:s

  7. August 4, 2013 / 10:34 pm

    Lovely! How many yards of fabric did you use to make this?

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