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DIY Crepe and Suede Mini

When I opened my email and saw that Moodfabrics.com had began selling suede and leather, I was over the moon excited.  If you have ever had the pleasure of visiting the NY location, the suede and leather section is phenomenal and filled with unique beautiful suede and leather.

Because I absolutely love working with suede and leather I knew I immediately wanted to incorporate it into a mini dress and this suede from moodfabrics.com was the perfect weight and color to do just that.  The crepe used was this ivory wool crepe from moodfabrics.com which is perfect for every season.

The pattern used for this dress was Vogue V8840 which is a shirt pattern I have altered many times seen hereherehere and here.  The following alterations were made to this pattern:

-Added 8.5″ to the length
-Removed 2″ of the length then re-attached to create a band
-Added a 1.5″ suede band around the sleeves
-Added a 1/2″ suede band around the neck
-Added a 9″ invisible zipper at the back of the neck

With 5 weeks to go, this dress will be a perfect post partum option.

Dress: DIY
Heels: Elizabeth & James
Necklace: Vintage and YSL
Bracelet: DIY
Clutch: DIY