Outfit Recreation With an Easy Sew Fall Dress

2 Materials
3 Hours

When I saw this inspo outfit pop up on my feed I knew I wanted to recreate it. I was not able to find a similar dress so I decided to try to make it.

The inspo photo was listed as street fashion on Pinterest. It is a simple slip dress, but I really liked the colors and textures, mixing a turtleneck sweater with satin. A Perfect color combo for fall.

I went to several stores and the closest color I could find was at Joann fabric. It's darker than the inspo outfit, but I love the color. It was on sale for $7.69 a yard. I bought 2 yards wanting to have extra in case I messed it up and to also make a fall scarf. I folded the fabric in half and laid it on the table.

I am not a seamstress but an avid DIYer, it was a slip dress so I didn't think it would be that hard to do freehand without a pattern. I just grabbed a full skirt dress and laid it over the fabric.

I cut out the basic template leaving several inches extra to adjust it as needed.

I folded it in half length wise to find the center for the neckline and put a pin in the center fold.

Pins at the top to mark the center of the neckline

Measuring down 14" from each pin at the top center as a guide to making the V plunge.

This is what it looked like after cutting it out. If I had to do it again I would have left the back of the dress solid instead of the double V neckline so it wouldn't slip as much. I would have also made the plunge not quite as deep.

Putting it on the dress form, I pinned all the seams. I wanted the skirt to be longer on one side like the inspo dress, but I wanted the whole dress to be a little longer.

I sewed all the seams around the dress. I had never worked with satin before so it was a learning curve.

After the first seam, I folded them over and pinned it again so there would not be any edges to fray.

I used the excess fabric to make the belt. I was honestly surprised how easy this was. I started this project at 7 p.m. and finished it at 9:45. I am sure someone who sews regularly would do this much better and quicker.

I will certainly make another dress like this and tweak the neckline. I am very happy with how it turned out. I can't beat the $20 price.

I added a beret to make the inspo outfit more my own style.

It's always good to stretch your skills. I can now mark working with satin off my list lol. It's fun to try new things and create your own one-of-a-kind piece.



Suggested materials:
  • 2 yards fabric   (Joann Fabrics)
  • Orange thread   (Walmart)

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