A few weeks ago, I fell in love with a See by Chloe dress worn by Tiffany at I-am-stylish. It was a short-sleeved shift dress with nautical stripes and feminine ruffles…simple, but perfect. The price however was a bit outside my budget. Inspired, I dusted off my sewing machine and set out to create a DIY version.
Above Left: The inspiration – See by Chloe nautical dress, $267 (photo credit my-wardrobe.com)
Above Right: “Before” shot of my raw material. Bought two of these oversized 100% cotton tees at H&M; for a grand total of $8. I tried on numerous striped tees before finding these perfectly airy and lightweight ones.
All I did was use the second tee to make a ruffled bib, as well as add a few inches of length to the original tee shirt. Since I haven’t sewn for years, I had several trial-and-errors on what should have been a simple project. Overall, though, I was quite pleased with the results…so the time spent was worth it!