Abstract Shift Dress

So I purchased this beautiful abstract print from Mood Designer Fabrics over the summer. There were only a few yards left so I snatched it up real quick! 

I didn't quite know what I wanted to do with it right away. I was thinking maybe a 2 piece matching shorts set, or a nice dress. I only had 2 yards so I decided to make a dress. 

One of my favorite dresses that I already own, is this really cute shift dress I purchased from Alexia Admor. I've had this dress for a few years and the print is very busy so I don't wear it as often. This gave me the idea to re-create the pattern and make a new version. You know me, I will re-create a pattern in a heartbeat! 

So I simply traced my dress pattern onto pattern paper exactly the way I did in my "How To Recreate a Pant Pattern" post.  It was very easy and I was able to make another version of my favorite shift dress! This abstract paint stroke print speaks for itself, so this simple shape was perfect. 

I'm very pleased with the way it came out! I paired the look with the perfect matching color blocked wedges from 9West Boutique. My thin gold circle chocker necklace and matching bracelet from www.sassaries.com added the perfect touch. 

I hope you've enjoyed this post, and I hope I've inspired you to re-create your favorite piece. 

Happy sewing!


Accessories from www.sassaries.com 

Accessories from www.sassaries.com