Projects, Style / October 9, 2017

The Pink (Twirly) Dress

The perfect pink dress - wear it to work or date night!

For more than a year, this fabric has been sitting in my apartment practically screaming at me that it needs to be made into a pink twirly dress. And I’ve finally given in. πŸ™‚

Easy, classic summer work outfit

When I was putting this dress together, I was so proud of myself because I basically followed the pattern/directions, and I made very few changes. Which is rare for me.

However, when I thought about it, I realized that I actually did change a lot:

  • I lowered the darts (though they’re still weirdly high)
  • I completely redid the neckline
  • I shortened the skirt
  • I made the skirt less full

So really, it is kind of different thanΒ the original. And much less twirly. But it’s way more my style — and that’s what really matters, right? πŸ™‚

You can never go wrong with a hot pink dress! Style inspiration on Hunting for Pink Flamingos Hot pink dress + light pink necklace + nude heels DIY Fashion Keep wearing summer dresses into fall \\ just add a light jacket or cardigan Budget fashion (the necklace was $10 at Walmart!)

| Dress: I made it, similar here for $32 | Necklace: Walmart, similar on Etsy | Shoes: Nine West via Ross, similar here and here for $30 |

| Dress pattern: Girly Go-To Dress from Sew Everything Workshop | Outer fabric: JoAnn, similar here and here | Lining fabric: JoAnn |

 

Whenever I talk about twirly dresses, I think of Jess from New Girl sayingΒ she’s feeling twirly. (Also this one.) Of course, she and I are using the word very differently.

More importantly: If you haven’t seen (slash binge-watched) New Girl, put it on your list! It’s on Netflix, and the first season is excellent. Matt and I quote New Girl to each other all. the. time. And if you haven’t seen it, you’re missing out.

You’re welcome. And thanks for reading. πŸ™‚

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