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DIY Ikea fabric mini dress

Everyone who follows my blog knows I’m Mood Fabrics biggest fan, but………..I happen to love checking out the fabric selection at of all places Ikea.  I find they have fun interesting fabric that’s probably more suited for home decor or children but when I spotted the latest selection I had to grab a few yards.

Ikea has a great selection of about 40 different prints all under $9.00 a yard so you really can go wrong especially if you’re looking to experiment.  Keep in mind, the quality is nothing compared to a normal fashion fabric ie: stiffer cotton  and zero stretch but with a little work you can make it happen.

The fabric I purchased was in-store but if you don’t have an ikea near you, the on-line selection is pretty nice as well.

This dress was made with a self drafted pattern but any shift dress pattern with a few alterations will work.

Chandler’s dress was made using McCalls 3107.  For her clothes it’s imperative they are comfortable for her or she will immediately start screaming off off off 🙁  so when I’m using Ikea fabric for her, I generally wash it first which will soften it up but because I’m pretty certain this fabric will bleed like crazy if I throw it in the machine, I placed the Ikea fabric on top of the neoprene so It’s not touching her skin.  I also add velvet to the neck of all her close fitting dresses and tops for added comfort.

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7 Comments

  1. November 30, 2016 / 5:55 am

    Can’t wait for your new patterns, you are so stylish and unique. Love the drama of this dress and damn if that baby isn’t the cutest!

  2. Tee
    November 30, 2016 / 1:14 pm

    Wow, the baby has really grown…you both look fab!!!

  3. Heidi
    December 1, 2016 / 6:57 am

    Are you going to draft a pattern for this will McCall’s

    • Nikki
      December 4, 2016 / 3:58 pm

      Probably not, but I’m working on getting some of them uploaded to download from my blog.

  4. January 4, 2017 / 9:12 pm

    I thought this fabric looked familiar. I licked on this print on my last visit to IKEA, they only had one bolt on hand and I grabbed 5 yards. Great usage of the print!

  5. January 25, 2017 / 1:35 am

    Love this look!

    • Nikki
      January 25, 2017 / 3:16 am

      Thank you