DIY Drop waist dress

Plan B anna evers DIY drop waist dressPlan B anna evers DIY drop waist dress step DIY

Hello DIY‘er! I’m finally back in Barcelona and ready to give it all this summer! The last few days in Miami were very nice, but the day I had to leave, I was very nervous… A tornado started just in the hours of our flight… so you can imagine… many canceled flights, delays, endless hours and thousands of people with complaints and claims…but I’m here safe and sound and wanting to DIY lots of cool projects!

Following the last post on the blog of Inspiration: drop waist dress let’s recreate the cut of this dress, very easily. Ready to make your drop waist dress in less than 30 minutes? Let’s go for it!

Plan B anna evers DIY drop waist dress materials

Materials:

  • Shirt or blouse
  • Fabric: similar or contrasting
  • Pins
  • Scissors
  • Measuring tape
  • Sewing machine

Plan B anna evers DIY drop waist dress step 1

Process:

1.  Measure the hip (the bottom) the front and back of your blouse.

Plan B anna evers DIY drop waist dress step

2. Cut two rectangles of about 45 cm high x the double you measured at the front and back of your blouse.

Plan B anna evers DIY drop waist dress step

3. Put them over each other and sew the sides together.

Plan B anna evers DIY drop waist dress step 3

4. Fold your shirt (side seam together) and you will find the middle of the front and back.

Plan B anna evers DIY drop waist dress step 4

5. Find the middle of your sewn pieces too.

Plan B anna evers DIY drop waist dress step 5

6. Join the middle back and middle front with the middles of your sewn piece. Join the side seams too.

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7. Ruffle the piece of the bottom to the shirt and secure it with pins before sewing.

Plan B anna evers DIY drop waist dress step 7

8. Sew on the inside.

Plan B anna evers DIY drop waist dress step 8

9. Try the dress on and decide the length and sew the bottom.

Plan B anna evers DIY drop waist dress.

Done! Cool and easy to do… you just have to do an extension to a blouse or shirt you already have. You can use a similar fabric of your shirt or you can also opt to use a contrasting fabric… for example, if your shirt is striped you could do the bottom in polka dot print. :)

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xx

9 thoughts on “DIY Drop waist dress

    1. annaevers Post author

      Hola Noemi! Tuve la suerte de conseguir un tejido casi igual al de la blusa. Es un tejido plana de viscosa, no tiene elástico. Con esto quiero decir que no hace falta que la falda sea elástica. Solo en el caso de que el top que utilices para este DIY sea muy ceñido en la cadera… entonces si necesitarás que sea un poco elástico ;)

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    1. annaevers Post author

      Hi Nicole! You just have to follow step 5 and 6 and “divide” the fabric and just crunch the rest in place with some pins like in picture 7 ;) Ps, take your time so the ruffle looks even. Good luck!

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