DIY Tie Back Dress
Dress: DIY

Dress: DIY

It’s well into summer and any appropriate outfit must include either of the following; sleeveless, open back, or strapless.  This cotton floral print fabric is reminiscent of a spring garden. The creative juices were flowing when I began making my pattern edits.  I went to my pattern archive (more like a vault) and found this OOP pattern (Butterick 3447), and went for option C.


Ommited back zipper, replaced with elastic back waist

Lenghten dress to desired length

Added 8" to width for front and back, pleated the excess

Added a second piece to sleeve, pleats, elastic at wrist

Created square neck

Lined front bodice (due to sheerness of fabric)

Lengthen back ties 

Cut front dress to create an empire waist

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