Off the Shoulder Dress

Off the Shoulder handmade dress by MostlySewing! Chambray and ruffles!

Here’s another super simple dress pattern! I used Megan Nielsen’s Tutorial for this dress.

The fabric is chambray from Mood 🙂 I’m obsessed with the color!

I did have a problem with the elastic and the fit. I used a chambray fabric that was too heavy for the 1/4″ elastic that was suggested. So I seam ripped the whole elastic casing and put in 1/2 elastic – which helped a little, but I realized there was another problem.

Megan’s pattern calls for A LOT of extra fabric to make it really flow-y. Because my chambray was too heavy, I had to trim off excess fabric after I finished sewing the whole thing.

Off the Shoulder handmade dress by MostlySewing! Chambray and ruffles!

Here’s the dress pulled up on my shoulders a little bit, but I think the ruffles puff out a little too much.

Yes, yes I have KT Tape on my knee… it makes me feel like an olympian!! Turns out the hills in my town were a little too much for my knee – back on the treadmill for half marathon training.

I suggest these measurements for the body of the dress:
“Measure from right above your bust all the way around” (MN tutorial), then cut this number in half – to get a front/ back measurement. Add 6 inches to make sure it fits over your body and account for seam allowance (and keep it a little flow-y)

Mark the armholes as she said in the tutorial.

For the ruffle: I don’t think I made it as wide as she says in the tutorial, but I can’t remember what I did :/ I need to make another dress so I can figure this out.

Off the Shoulder handmade dress by MostlySewing! Chambray and ruffles!

This dress isn’t perfect because of those fit issues, but it’s pretty cute and perfect for summer – which apparently is almost over?? I guess I’ll wear it more next year.

lake life

And here’s just a pretty photo of the lake 🙂 I love where I live!

Off the Shoulder handmade dress by MostlySewing! Chambray and ruffles!

 

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5 Comments

  1. August 25, 2016 / 8:39 am

    LOVE this dress!! You are adorable. 🙂

  2. Lynsey
    August 26, 2016 / 3:55 am

    Lovely dress, I keep meaning to try this off the shoulder dress as it looks summery and gorgeous

    • August 26, 2016 / 6:56 am

      Thanks, Lynsey! This tutorial/pattern really is simple, so you should make one! 🙂

  3. August 26, 2016 / 7:04 am

    Very pretty on you!!! I wish I had the chance to wear more off the shoulder clothes this Summer, for some reason it just didn’t work out as much as I Had wanted – too many bike date nights. HA! But this is so lovely!!!

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