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DIY Tie front dress

DIY Tie front dress

Dipping into the latest craze……..tie front dresses, I knew in my head exactly how I wanted it executed.  I pictured striped fabric with an A-line skirt attached to the bodice.  So when I came upon this navy striped chambray fabric on moodfabric.com, I was sold.  If you’ve worked with chambray before, you know it’s a lightweight fabric that resembles a mix of denim and linen.  Well, this chambray reads like more of a cotton twill, which is even more perfect and gives me a dress with more movement.  It irons, cuts and sews easily and it’s so comfortable to wear.

My dress was made using the bodice to  Vogue v8360 with the following pattern alterations:

-Added 3″ to the length of the bodice front tie ends.  Left the tie ends loose and created a knot

-Faced the bottom half of the bodice

The skirt used was vintage McCalls 4535 with the following alterations:

-Cut the front on the fold

-Added 3″ to the length

-Added side seam pockets

Chandler’s dress was made using vintage Simplicity 9685


Sandals-Sam Edelman



  1. Lora A Davis
    July 12, 2017 / 3:59 pm

    Simply beautiful….I would love to see a tutorial on this:)

  2. Arlyn
    July 12, 2017 / 7:57 pm

    Just too cute!! Love the look

    • Nikki
      July 27, 2017 / 4:41 am

      Thank you so much

  3. Nadine
    July 12, 2017 / 8:11 pm

    Just lovely! It makes me smile to see these happy photos.

    • Nikki
      July 27, 2017 / 4:41 am

      Awww thank you so much Nadine

  4. July 13, 2017 / 12:02 pm

    You both look adorable!

  5. July 15, 2017 / 9:03 pm

    Both dresses are beautiful!

    • Nikki
      July 27, 2017 / 4:41 am

      Thank you

  6. TJ
    July 16, 2017 / 4:18 pm

    You look really beautiful in this dress. It looks so professionally made like something you would pay a lot of money for in a store. You look really pretty. x x x

  7. Tobi
    July 16, 2017 / 11:17 pm

    Perfect summer dress, and your daughter is too cute fir words.