A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: You can organize your bookmarks into folders!  Read more here.
Total Members: 314,007
Currently Running With Scissors:
484 Guests and 8 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Chic Charcoal Dress (praise Michael's) UPDATED  (Read 4812 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit
« on: November 12, 2007 04:51:04 PM »

I'm kind of upset that it's now too cold to wear this baby out.
Totally cute, simple, knee-ish length dress. Brought to you by the ridiculously cheap Michael's T-shirt selection and my eventless Saturday afternoon. Pintucks, faux buttons. Somewhat unique boat(?) neckline. It's smocked at the waist, my first time trying it. It turned out okay, I guess. But it didn't really do anything for the style of the dress. So we have the tie/sash/thing. Anyway, I really like it. It was pretty easy too make, structurally. I'm not really sure if I remember the pattern, it just kind of came out of my brain.
Anyway, here it is.

The details make this dress.

I'm tempted to shorten it to wear it as a shirt, if only to incorporate it into my winter wardrobe.

So, what do you think?

Yeah, so I did make it a shirt. I'm sorry for everyone that was rooting for the dress. I like it a lot better now.

« Last Edit: November 14, 2007 06:37:50 PM by hellagabrielle » THIS ROCKS   Logged

« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2007 04:54:00 PM »

You could always wear it over a pair of jeans or pants.  I'm not sure if thats considered fashionable or what not.  Some people like dress over pants, some don't.  But, it would allow you to wear it in the winter and still have it as a summer dress when it gets warm enough.

lee-lee ess.
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2007 06:03:12 PM »

I really, really like that!  I especially love the neckline, and I agree with you, the details do make the dress.  Awesome job! Smiley

Oh, and if you were brave enough/ it wasn't too cold, I would think that would look cute with some thick tights and boots for the winter months!  But, it would look very nice as a shirt, as well.
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2007 08:48:23 AM »

That looks just like what I'm wearing today!!


It's a mild 50 something degrees fahrenheit here and I've got it paired with thick tights and little ankle booties.  You should definitely keep it a dress and wear it year round!  Another option would be wearing the dress w/ skinny jeans and flats.  The key to pulling it off is since it is a dress, keep the legs accentuated so you're not swamped in a bunch of fabric.  Hope this helps you transfer the dress into winter wear!  Cheesy

glitter is the herpes of crafts. once it gets on you, it never goes away!
Lydia the Strange
Supreme Enabler
Offline Offline

Posts: 565
Joined: 18-Jul-2005

View Profile available for personal swaps
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2007 11:36:19 AM »

Very cute!

Remember back in the day (88-90) when we all wore our cute little baby doll dresses over jeans or really nice black slacks? I still do that with cute dresses.

I like the idea of pairing it up with thick black tights.

Awesome job!
Deana M.
Offline Offline

Posts: 686
Joined: 13-Jun-2006

Hi! I'm Deana.

View Profile
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2007 08:52:35 PM »

The details make this dress.

It has a great shape and neckline

I'm tempted to shorten it to wear it as a shirt, if only to incorporate it into my winter wardrobe.

You can leave it as a dress and still wear jeans and such underneath. Then you'll have summer and winter.

Love is a beast whose bite becomes deadly to your soul. ~ Deana.
Offline Offline

Posts: 384
Joined: 29-Mar-2006

i'll make it to the moon if i have to crawl

View Profile
« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2007 03:59:29 PM »

That is quite cute. I like it. I also think you can just wear it over some jeans (particularly skinny leg) with a tee shirt under it,.. I was wearing just such an outfit today Smiley
Offline Offline

Posts: 479
Joined: 03-Feb-2006

my cat playing dead ;p

View Profile available for personal swaps
« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2007 05:13:45 PM »

Adorable!  Save it as a dress by wearing thick tights or footless leggings and ankle or knee high boots with it.  You could probably even wear a turtleneck under it and still have it look cute.  Or a thick, chunky sweater over it for a cozy, casual look.  Just experiment with it and I'm sure you'll find a cute/fun way to wear it this winter.  Smiley
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Updated Yardbird
Tute Tuesday: Apple Cozy
What The World Needs Now...

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2017, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.