Sunday, February 19, 2012

Cut out dress with wavy hem DIY

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Yesterday we talked about wavy hems and how they are trending this spring. I really appreciated how Stella MCartney incorporated curled hems in her spring 2012 collection. Today I'll show you how to diy a similar dress cutting out one you already own. I will also show you a crochet technique to make a cord I used to decorate the dress: it's called the romanian cord (or european macramè).

Start with a long sleeve dress. I made my dress from scratch because I had a very cute piece of fabric that was perfect for this project. The project is all about cutting out so a dress you already own will be fine.
Ready to start? Follow me after the jump.



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I put my dress on my diy dress form (or just wear the dress). Highlighted in the pic you can see the part of the fabric you have to cut it out. Start cutting on the shoulders, 1 inch far from the neckline, cut off the cleavage untill the armhole. Also cut off one sleeve.

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This is how the neckline looks once cut
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Now let's cut the wavy hem.

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This is how the dress should look once cut
 Now let's decorate it! Stella MCartney's dress is heavy embroidered along the neckline and along the hem. To imitate this embroidery I made a few meters of crochet cord (but you can also buy a cord or a cute trim). This cord is called romanian cord (or european macramè) and it's easy to do if you know the basics of crochet, click on this link to learn how to do the romanian cord.

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this is how the romanian cord looks like
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I pinned the cord over the dress then I sewed it
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stella mccartney dress,dress diy,diy,fashion diy,how to,cut out dress,wavy hem,spring 2012
And this is how the embroidery looks like when done.

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And this is how the dress looks once finished.
I hope you liked this tutorial, happy Sunday!
See other diy cloths here.

11 comments:

Naughty Baubles said...

Amazing!!!!

cheapfabmom said...

That creative artsy gene just skipped past me. I need to try! People like you seem to do it, and nail it so effortlessly. Keep up the good work. I'm inspired!
Dee
www.cheapandfabulousmom.wordpress.com/

Matter Of Style said...

@cheapfabmom thank you :D

Alice Barton said...

great job!!! xx
Have you considered turning off the wordverification? It's soooo tricky to understand the words!! xx
Alice Barton ♥ The Mow Way

Desdetenerifeconamor said...

Every day you overcome more! Absolutely fantastic! Congratulations!

Zane said...

it looks exactly like the original, love it

Sparks In Spring said...

Another amazing project, I'm trying this on my new sparkly long sleeves dress.

donatella said...

fantastico! bravissima {come sempre} xox, d.

Ines said...

Ma tu sei fenomenale!!!

Color-Block said...

fantastico..amo questo vestito...voglio provare a farlo anche io grazie davvero...
devo seguirti x forza :-D
http://color-blockbyfelym.blogspot.com

Olga de Lamo said...

Great! I have made a McCartney's embroidery inspired DIY sweater. You can get it at www.thediysigner.blogspot.com