Although summer is technically over, I still hold my feeling for the pink sweet feeling of the lovely sunshine , bubbly rose and the yummy ice-cream. I made this pink sweets print to remember the summer and also to cheer my self up whenever I feel bit down. You just need to dress cute sometimes and cute style can be cool as well.
I chose cotton batiste for this DIY design. This fabric is very lightweight and comfortable, it is semi-sheer and has beautiful illuminous look. They are popularly used for making linings or loungeries. However, with some fun and unique prints, they can be great for day wearing. I made a matching crop top and pants with this fabric and I love wearing them.
I believe the best way to style this DIY matching sets is to have fun with it. The funky sweets print of the fabric already stands out itself. I just need to mix and match the top and pants with some different clothes and accessories to create more statement looks 😛
The fun & bitchy 60’s Mod look
Pair the DIY top with mini skirt, mini shoulder bag, ankle boots and retro cat eyes.
The Happy Go Lucky Vacation Look
Pair the DIY pants with crop top, hand bag, mule sandals and chained sunglasses
The Back to School & Work but still cool Look
Pair the DIY top with boyfriend blazer, cross body bag , sneakers and metallic shades
This side slit pencil skirt is one of the very first skirts I made since I started sewing and it is one of the DIY clothing projects I actually wear all the time. To me, it is very important that the skirt looks chic and stylish on a daily basis. The midi-length pencil silhouette skirt with a side slit seems like the best option based on its timeless and versatile character.💜
This gathered front knit dress is made from rayon jersey, light, cozy, and stretchy. The pink, flowery, and soft fabric reminds of a picnic in the garden. I added the gathers in the front to give a little more structure to this dress. The fabric is flexible and versatile, It can be layered with a turtle neck shirt, a cardigan, or a denim jacket.
In this article, I will share the my method to make this dress, however, I am not an expert in sewing or pattern making. I got my inspirations from others and I create my own designs. The point is to share the creative ideas , and the ideas can be transferred into many different unique creations .
Trace the knit dress sloper ( Mark the desired dress length, make sure to add 1” extension along the center front for gathering)
Recreate the front sewing pattern (Mark and cut 8 equal distance between lines from center front to side, insert 2″ extension in between each cut line, add notches)
Cut the patterns on the fabric (1/2″ or 5/8′ seam allowance)
Sew the center front pieces together first ( 1/2″ or 5/8″ seam allowance, and sew the side of the 1″ extension)
Pull a string through the extension and make gathers ( Use a safety pin to pull through )
Sew the front sides and back sidestogether
Add desired sleeves
Add A Matching Square Scarf
It is always fun to add a matching accessory to the cloth. I used the leftover fabric to make a pink floral square scarf. The sewing process is super easy and quick. The rayon jersey is soft and gentle for the neck, and it is perfect for the early fall weather.
Cut the fabric in a 20” by 20″ square
On the wrong side, turn the edges over twice and press , pin the edges.
Sew the folded edges (hem)
Use a stem iron to press over the fabric, it’s all done.