DIY little silk wrap dress

DIY little silk wrap dress
I absolutey love simple uncomplicated dressing and this dress is it.  The fabric is a Thakoon silk from Mood that’s unfortunately sold out.  I used the same pattern used to make this perfect summer frock with the following alterations:

-Removed about three inches from the hem
-Added two inches to the sleeves
-Added elastic to the sleeve hem
-Added pleats around the skirt instead of box pleats
-Added pockets

This is the lightest, most comfortable dress.

Dress- DIY
Shoes-Alexander Wang
Shades- Ralph Lauren
Earrings-Gift from sister



  1. Anonymous
    July 24, 2013 / 4:40 pm

    I Agree, this is so pretty! you have impeccable taste and style. I love your blog.

  2. July 24, 2013 / 4:43 pm

    Gorgeous! That fabric is so delicious!

    • July 30, 2013 / 3:32 pm

      Thank you Erica, Isn't it comfy. My only issue was the width, if it was wider it would have been perfect.

  3. July 24, 2013 / 5:30 pm

    I love it and can I go through your sunglasses collection just once and pick out my favorite pair, lol. Also this week on my blog I'm doing a inspiration lookbook of the 3 blogs I love and of course your one of them. I did a dedicated blog post of my version of your DIY nautical dress, if you have time check it out, thanks.

    • July 30, 2013 / 3:33 pm

      Thanky you Shakondra

  4. July 25, 2013 / 2:07 am

    Simply beautiful. I recently made a wrap dress too. I love your short version.

    • July 30, 2013 / 3:33 pm

      Thank you Natasha

  5. July 25, 2013 / 2:50 pm

    Gosh I wish I could sew!

    • July 30, 2013 / 3:33 pm

      Hey Tracy, I used to think the same thing. Just jump in.

  6. July 26, 2013 / 8:52 pm

    I so need to get back to sewing. I love wrap dresses. I love everything you wear and I don't normally say that when it comes to commenting on fashion blogs I'm so picky when it comes to clothes but I looove everything I see you in.

    • July 30, 2013 / 3:34 pm

      Awww April thank you so much, I really appreciate it.

  7. July 27, 2013 / 10:58 am

    Gorgeous dress!

    • July 30, 2013 / 3:34 pm

      Thank you Levone

  8. Anonymous
    July 31, 2013 / 3:14 am

    Absolutely adorable dress, we are shaped very similar! I hope this becomes available in your Etsy store! The more and more I view your blog the more I appreciate your clean, simplistic, slightly edgy, classic style!

  9. August 1, 2013 / 2:51 am

    You have such impeccable taste! I love your blog!

  10. Anonymous
    August 26, 2013 / 2:05 am

    Will you be adding this to your etsy store?

  11. Michelle Paquette
    February 21, 2015 / 11:19 pm

    Hi Nikki, This dress is so gorgeous & looks great on you! I'm wondering if you had to upsize since using a woven instead of knit? Also, did you line it or have to wear a slip since crepe de chine is a little sheer? I'd really like to make a dress similar to this with Spring approaching. I have this pattern and would also like to try a woven! Thanks for a response.
    Michelle Paquette

  12. Andrea Faulhaber
    February 20, 2017 / 5:37 pm

    Hello! Love it! What pattern did you use? The link to your other version doesn’t seem to be working. Thanks so much!!

    • Nikki
      February 21, 2017 / 10:55 pm

      I used Butterick B5454

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