An On Trend DIY Off The Shoulder Dress
The greatest thing about being able to sew, hands-down, is being able to create any style you want... even if it's not currently "in" or on trend in stores. There's just so much freedom with sewing!
However, every now and again, a trend I see in store inspires me and I must make a me-made version of it. Currently, I've been lusting after off the shoulder looks which resulted in this dress.
I used Megan Nielsen's tutorial to create the oh-so-simple pattern. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, this pattern was free! In fact, if you'd like to find out more trendy free sewing patterns for this season, check out my round-up of them here.
I followed the suggestion of making the dress twice as wide as my upper bust measurement which resulted in a pretty huge dress. As someone who loves her waist definition, I probably should have cut at least a quarter off of the width, but it's nothing that a skinny belt can't fix!
I used a cotton that I believe I got from a sale, years and years ago. I just love the colour! It was in my stash for the longest time, though, so with the free pattern, this dress cost $0 in my mind. Please don't tell me I'm the only one who does this kind of (inaccurate) sewing math!
Overall, though, the dress certainly satisfied my longing to wear the off the shoulder trend. It was so easy to sew and it's so easy to wear. Here's to more spring and summer days in it!
Is there a trend you want to get in on? Let me know in the comments!