I've been looking around for some ideas for clothes I could sew myself and I've seen some great ideas and some not so great ideas. Jenna, Ali and Nikki found a tutorial for a dress that they thought looked fantastic, but they ended up sending the project to us. Check it out.
The Original Pins
Aren't those cute?! I love it. Well, here's how their dresses turned out:
Jenna emailed us the link to her blog post about this...here is what she had to say about this project:
Ali and Nikki came to visit me! Hooray! We, along with Kim, excitedly made our way to Jo-Ann's, where we so happily chose fabrics for what were sure to be awesome tank dresses! We were undeterred when harassed by a hobo in the parking lot! We picked out tops to make into our dresses at Old Navy! This day was the best day ever! Until:
Not as easy as you made it look, Pinterest!
Our beautiful fabrics we are about to mangle.
This is going great, we think! We are talking about where we will wear our adorable new dresses!
Our support system.
We thought it was a fluke- Maybe she was just unlucky...
She LOOKS pregnant but is NOT. Uh-Oh.
Ali to Nikki "Its still salvageable"
Nikki's response: "I'm going to salvage it into something that isn't lame"
I remain hopeful.
These will be great!
We just need sashes.
Kim said "I'm going to wear mine while I housewife!"
She showed her husband, who said she looked "hippy". Like, Big-hipped. Not like a Hippie. Ouch.
She is starting to suspect that the sash will not save this dress.
She's right! They are still terrible.
So...it didn't turn out so great. Not quite what they were wanting at all. It's always a bummer when that happens. But...you do have to check out how Nikki saved her creation:
Cute, no?! I love it. Thanks for the submission ladies!
The original dresses do look very very cute on their creator. Unfortunately every dress style doesn't fit every body type. But I do love how Nikki turned hers into something that does fit well and flatter her body type better.