Last Saturday I found myself sort of rooting around in my fabric stash, with the stated goal of “cleaning” and sorting things out a bit, but the secret goal of finding something with which to whip up a quick dress to wear to a party.
I was starting to despair, because I just didn’t seem to have anything appropriate- how is that I can accumulate SO MUCH fabric and yet never seem to have any that I want to actually use? Does anyone else have this problem? Anyway, I was on the verge of admitting defeat when I decided to hop over to my pinterest inspiration board to see if anything struck my fancy. I found this boxy Cheap Monday denim dress that I had pinned months ago, and the lightbulb finally lit up. I dug some dark-wash denim out of my stash and got going.
Dress: me made, tights: Loft, Shoes: Need Supply.
For this verion, I redrafted the neckline to be more high and round, and I added a pleated skirt. I really love this pattern- it’s so easy to modify, and it’s really fast to make.
I added a chunky exposed brass zipper to the back- no surprise there. Normally I would put strips of interfacing along the seamline to support the zipper, but I didn’t think that the denim would need the support, so I skipped it and I think it worked out just fine.
I love, love, love the way this dress turned out. I was going for something with a boxy silhouette and big, stiff skirt, and I think I nailed it.
Expect to see more of this pattern to come- I’m nowhere near sick of it yet!