*UPDATE on 08/24/2015: I am in a sewing competition called The Refashion Runway and I need your vote more than ever! There are only 2 more challenges left and this competition has brought out so much insecurity and doubt in myself, and I've been constantly nervous, especially this week's boho-chic challenge. Many people have said while my dress is "phenomenal and the best" I don't get their vote because my dress isn't boho-chic. Many of them have grown up during the boho-era and think it's the same style as back in the day. But boho-chic is the modernized version of the original boho style, therefore the word "chic" added to it. It's mixing vintage with a modern and Sienna Miller is said to have brought back the style in 2005 with more femininity and lace. I don't want to lose this week's challenge because of some people's own definition of what a boho-chic is, when I followed the challenge 100% and especially when they're admitting mine is the best transformation and design!
It would totally make my day if you took 3 secs. to vote. I am a runner-up for first place, I am so close! Please go to The Renegade Seamstress to vote, it literally takes 3 seconds, voting ends this Friday Aug. 28th. You can only vote once per device. Thank you so much for your support, it means so much to me!
Hello readers from Buzz Feed! I am so excited to have you here! I take thrifted finds or old clothes in my closet and make them new again, or sometimes if I feel brave enough, I even make something from scratch! I want to inspire people to learn to sew, even the basics so that they can alter their own clothes to make it fit perfectly to the body they have now, and having the clothes conform to their body instead of them trying to conform to that certain clothing size or that certain size pants. Every body is beautiful and sacred. Welcome and I hope you stick around!
Inspiration: Tangerine Flicker Dress from Anthropologie $358.
I was so close to buying this dress when it was on sale. Then when they had the extra 50% off of sales during the holiday season, I tried to find one but it was completely sold out. So I was determined to make it and was about to buy some fabric when I found this dress online.
Very similar right? You can still purchase the dress here.
*update: it's now sold out, sorry!
I bought this lace from JoAnn's. Regular price is $7.99/yard but I used a 50% off coupon. I found the same lace on Etsy, but JoAnn's is cheaper, even without the coupon(since you pay for shipping on Etsy.)
(please disregard my no make-up face, will ya? I'm trying to get used to this whole getting my DIY pictures done by a professional photographer thing... I feel a bit narcissistic, if you ask me. I wish there was a way to blot my face out because I just want people to see the DIY project, not me. So if you get sick of looking at my face(which I sure am), now and in the future, then please just bear with me. :)
What you'll need:
-Approximately 4-5 yards of lace
-Matching thread to the lace
Pin the lace along the dress: on the skirt, the sleeves, and the chest. Sew the bottom half part of the lace onto the dress and the top curvy, wavy part, use liquid stitch to secure it onto the dress.
Estimated Time: 1.5 hours
Skill Level: a confident beginner
I saved over $300! ;)
Photos by Jessica Peterson
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