Polka Dot Mini Wrap Dress

The end of last year I found myself pinning all these great polka dot dresses that I absolutely fell in love with and knew once spring and summer came I planned to fill my closet.  So when I spotted this gorgeous  Donna Karan silk on Moodfabrics.com It was exactly what I was looking for.  This fabric is light and flowy and just feels delightful.  Because this is a charmeuse, the true side of the fabric is a bit too shiny for me so I opted to use the wrong side which is a matte finish.  There is a bit of stretch to this fabric which would be perfect for more form fitting dresses.

The dress was made with this Vogue V8825 pattern with the following alterations:

-Used the bodice of the pattern only.  On the left side of the seam of the bodice, leave a 2″ opening for t belt
-For the skirt, cut 2 pieces of fabric 25″W x 26″L and 1 piece of fabric 52″W x 26″L.  Connect each 25″w piece of fabric to each side of the 52″w fabric.
-Attach the skirt to the bodice matching the ends of the skirt to the ends of the bodice wrap.
-Pleat the excess fabric that’s left in the middle which will create about 22 pleats.
-Connect the belt to the opening of each side of the end of the bodice where it meets the skirt.

Dress: DIY
Heels: Elizabeth & James
Clutch: here

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10 Comments

  1. July 1, 2014 / 3:52 pm

    I love the dress.

  2. July 2, 2014 / 1:51 am

    You are adorable in this, great dress!

  3. July 3, 2014 / 7:12 pm

    Oh my goodness I was clearly gone too long because I have returned and you are even MORE stunning and pregnant!!!!!!! Sorry to be late to this party but congratulations Nikki!! xo

  4. July 7, 2014 / 11:33 am

    Gorgeous dress!! Love the polka dots and your alterations are perfect for your growing belly! Beautiful as always.

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