DIY Print Mini

DIY Print Mini
This pattern has made yet another appearance.  I know your probably getting tired of it but I simply can’t resist.  When in need of a quick and easy pattern, it’s my goto.  

This go around I decided to create a open back by tracing the pattern onto rosin paper, removing 8 inches from the bottom of the pattern and cutting two inches off the right side of the back of the pattern into a V to create the open back.  I used this silk blend Vera Wang fabric that is more blend than silk. It’s very light weight but somewhat stiff. 
I’m aware a lot of the alterations I make to patterns are pretty difficult to visualize so I’m planning to begin to provide you guys a visual of these alterations via youtube in the next few weeks.   
Stay tuned!
Dress: DIY
Heels- Giuseppe Zanotti
Shades: Ralph Lauren



  1. Anonymous
    August 19, 2013 / 5:01 am

    My only critique would be to have added darting at the bust.

    • August 19, 2013 / 1:54 pm

      Guess you can't see it but the darts are there.

  2. August 19, 2013 / 11:31 am

    Oh my gorgeous, love this dress on you. You make sewing seem so effortless loll. In love with your blog and can't wait to start following your YouTube channel. Please keep up the good work. You totally rock beyond words.

    • August 20, 2013 / 12:43 pm

      Thank you Joy, your so sweet.

  3. Anonymous
    August 19, 2013 / 1:49 pm

    Finally! I can't wait to check out your videos

    • August 20, 2013 / 12:43 pm

      Thank you

  4. Cherrie
    August 19, 2013 / 1:49 pm

    Love this dress and your style.

    • August 20, 2013 / 12:43 pm

      Thank you Cherrie

  5. Anonymous
    August 19, 2013 / 1:50 pm

    This is such a simple and sexy look. I don't know if anything would look bad on you. How tall are you?

    • August 20, 2013 / 12:44 pm

      Thank you you so much. I'm 5'10"

  6. Flawless and stunning, as usual! Have you done a 'hair' post yet? Your style is everything!
    August 19, 2013 / 2:34 pm

    Flawless and stunning, as usual! Have you done a 'hair' post yet? Your style is everything!

    • August 20, 2013 / 12:45 pm

      Thank you.

      I have yet to do a hair post, but it's coming. I will warn you, it's going to be short and probably boring 🙂 FYI I hate to comb my hair lol

  7. August 19, 2013 / 3:02 pm

    I have to tell you once again this is a gorgeous dress and you continue to inspire me and I absolutelyn love your blog!!!!! I can't wait to view the video!!

    • August 20, 2013 / 12:46 pm

      Thank you so much, I truly appreciate it.

    August 19, 2013 / 4:08 pm

    Nikki this dress is gorgeous, no matter how many times you tweak the pattern!!! Can't wait for the video and absoloutely love your blog

    • August 20, 2013 / 12:46 pm

      Thank you Jennifer 🙂

  9. August 20, 2013 / 2:35 pm

    It shows that simple can be beautiful, especially when paired with the right accessories.

  10. August 21, 2013 / 4:31 pm

    What a gorgeous dress and the cut at the back is stunning!

    Dee of Ms Dee Kay

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