Monday, August 10, 2009
Fendi Inspired Flower Dress
At the beginning of the summer, I saw this Fendi dress on a blog and I just had to try it.
Since I am a camp counselor who makes $8.25 an hour, buying this dress is out of the question-- I am sure it would take up my entire summer's earnings. I found this similar, (more bland, boring, and ordinary) Fendi dress, (with very few flowers) for $1200. That's about 140 hours worth of work, (without taxes!). Eek city. So. I made my own.
I love the angled, scalloped hem.
I made the base dress with a zip-up back out of a stretchy fabric that I got on clearance for 2$.
Here is a close-up of the flowers. I will have a tutorial on Cut+Keep later, so stay tuned. The flowers involved lots of textures including netting and chiffon feeling fabrics. I sewed two swirls on each flower. One of jersey-like material and one of a wispier fabric.
I love how the flowers are kind of hairy. It adds yet another texture.
You can kind of see the cinched waist.
I was originally planning on trying to sell this dress but it would have had to be around 200$ for me to make 5$ an hour. It took a LONG time. I could not help becoming emotionally attached to those little chunks of fabric.
Also-- I wore it to see Jersey Boys with my Mom, sister, cousin and aunt in Chicago this weekend. (Hence the late blog post, sorry!)
(Cousin Laura on left, sister Natalie on right)
Tutorial coming soon!
***UPDATE: I have the tutorial! The link to it on Cut+Keep is here.