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DIY off the shoulder print dress

When it comes to prints, you know by now I don’t do a whole lot but when I do please know that It’s a print I absolutely LOVE.  I found this fabric online here at moodfabrics.com and originally envisioned a fitted dress due to it’s stretch and what I thought would be a heavy weight fabric.  When I received the fabric it was much lighter than a normal jacquard and I knew it would make a great spring/summer dress.

This off the shoulder trend which started for me last year is more popular than ever and highlights such a beautiful part of every woman’s body is one that will hopefully stay around for a while.

The pattern used for this dress was a self drafted pattern seen last year here and here and available for free download.

The alterations made for this pattern were:

-Removed the wrap belt option

-Added 22″ to the length

-Added a 5″ box pleat to the middle of the front and back of the pattern

-Remove 6″ from the bottom of the sleeve

– (for the bottom of the sleeve) Cut two pieces of fabric 56″ long x 7″ wide, stitch the short ends together on each piece and attach to the bottom of the sleeve using pleating.


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Sandals- J Crew, Shades- Smoke & Mirrors


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  1. May 12, 2016 / 2:35 pm

    love love love! Definitely going on my vaca make list! Now lounge dress!

    • Nikki
      May 17, 2016 / 4:25 pm

      Thank you Donna

  2. Tiffany
    May 12, 2016 / 2:43 pm

    I have been waiting on your next post…….love the dress and colors/fabric. I like this pattern from last year and I made it and wore it to a women’s event and every one loved it. I will be making a dress.

  3. DonNaturaL
    May 12, 2016 / 2:46 pm

    Gorgeous. I love that print. This looks supper easy as well.

  4. Timesa
    May 12, 2016 / 11:46 pm

    Hi Nikki! I love this dress I printed out the pattern now I have to put it together! Sigh fingers crossed lol

    • Nikki
      May 17, 2016 / 4:25 pm

      I would love to see it when you finish 🙂

  5. Theresa
    May 13, 2016 / 1:43 pm

    That ‘s a beautiful dress. Can you tell me about how many yards of fabric you used?

    • Nikki
      May 13, 2016 / 9:19 pm

      2 yards

  6. Natalie
    May 14, 2016 / 6:53 pm

    Hello, Nikki! You are very beautiful! All your looks are amazing and inspiring!
    Could you tell me the lenght of cloth I need to buy in centimetres.
    Thank you.

  7. Natalie
    May 14, 2016 / 7:13 pm

    It’s me again ) Sorry, I ‘ve already noticed the previous comment ))) Thank you.
    I’m waiting for your next posts.

    • Nikki
      May 17, 2016 / 4:23 pm

      Thank you Karen

  8. May 20, 2016 / 3:56 am

    Love this! You can do no wrong Nikki!! :)!!

  9. Monde
    June 2, 2016 / 3:10 pm

    I just love this style…Your looks so vogue.

  10. September 3, 2016 / 4:52 pm

    Congratulations!!! Your print dress style is incredible!