Shabby Apple Inspired Dress #2


Ever since I saw the Starboard bow dress at shabby apple, I knew I could make one myself since I had a brown t-shirt I no longer wore (it was to short).

Well, I gave it my best shot.

Close enough, don't you think?




For more pictures and to see how I made it, read on :


Here is what I started with

-brown t shirt
-3 yards white fabric
-white elastic




First I cut 3 "ruffles" and 1 underskirt
My ruffles were 11" X 63"
my underskirt was 43"X 21"




First take the underskirt and sew the edges together and hem it.


Next I got my ruffles all ready.

I folded down and ironed the edges:

Then once more:

And I stitched down the edges:



Next you need to ruffle the ruffles

Use a long stitch:


Pull the strings and ruffle:



You need to ruffle it until it is the same length as the underskirt all the way around
Then stitch down the edges (right sides together)

Next I sewed down the ruffle onto the underskirt:

Here is the first one attached:


Next mark where the rest of the ruffles go:



Then attach the rest of the ruffles:



Next measure your waist and cut your elastic:



Stitch the elastic edges together, then open up and stitch both sides down:

Next, pin your elastic to your your skirt portion (right sides together)

Sew your elastic onto the skirt (stretch the elastic)



Next try on the shirt and mark with a pin where you want the skirt to start:

Cut the shirt
Next pin your shirt to your skirt (right sides together)
Sew the shirt and skirt together
Iron down the ruffles (so you don't look like a muffin ;) )


Done!



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74 comments:

  1. oh my goodness that is super cute:) love it!

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  2. Such a cute dress! I love it! you did a fabulous job! :)

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  3. This is PERFECT! I would never have known it wasn't the Shabby Apple dress...it's wonderful!

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  4. I LOVE IT!!! You are so talented! And you look adorable!

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  5. That is incredibly cute and chic. Great job!!

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  6. It looks beautiful!! Awesome job! Thanks for sharing. :)

    Amanda @ www.thelittlegiggler.blogspot.com

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  7. Sooo cute! Thanks for the tutorial.

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  8. This is SO perfect! Great job!

    Alyssa @ http://sweetsewnstitches.blogspot.com/

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  9. WOW! That is amazing! Great work!

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  10. Yours is totally cuter than the Shabby Apple dress. You are making me want to bust out the sewing machine!

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  11. This is darling and I love that it is so close to the Shabby Apple dress! What a great recreate! So great - and I love the white!

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  12. What a great dress! I love that you can repurpose a too short shirt and make an even cuter clothing item out of it.

    I found you through the Tip Me Tuesday link party and am your newest follower. Come check me out, too, if you're interested @ Carissa's Creativity Space

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  13. you are so ridiculously talented. I love it!

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  14. This is fabulous! Great job on the dress.

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  15. You and your daughter are so cute together! I love the dress, you did a great job!

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  16. WOW Love it! I will have to save this for when I am not 6 months pregnant! Thank you!

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  17. That is a really pretty dress. I like it. Good job.

    cheryl

    www.paintedstudio.blogspot.com

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  18. So pretty!!! This turned out absolutely beautiful..totally jealous of your amazing sewing skills ;)

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  19. Love the dress! Great job! I just made a similar one and could not figure out how you attach the bottom without the elastic showing?? Is yours showing or is it covered in fabric? (I can't decide from the photos because it's all white :)
    www.lolovie.blogspot.com

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  20. Looks JUST LIKE the Shabby Apple version! Great job!:)

    Megan
    www.CutTheCraft.com

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  21. love love love! Seen you post this on several of the same linky parties I attend! Great job! YOu should be so proud!!

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  22. That is perfectly gorgeous, you clever thing. You look fabulous in it as well! And thanks for the tutorial, I've bookmarked it for a having a bash myself later in the summer

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  23. Adorable! You made it look so simple!! And yes, you look gorgeous in it, what a great style for you (and your daughter is a cutie!).

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  24. How cute you are! Love the dress! You are so creative and talented.

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  25. Gorgeous. Pinning this one for sure!

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  26. It looks wonderful! Great job.
    Emily
    domesticdeadline.blogspot.com

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  27. Gorgeous!!! Love it!!! I am visiting from J&M's Eye Candy and I am a new follower!!
    Hope you have a great week and I see you around my blog soon!
    Michelle
    www.delicateconstruction.blogspot.com

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  28. Beautiful! Love it!

    Your New Followers,
    Heather & Rose

    www.SewStylishBoutique.blogspot.com

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  29. That turned out amazing!! Great job

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  30. Very cute! I love that dress too! I have been wanting to make some Shabby Apple knock off's too, but haven't had time... :( someday I will get to make some! For now I will live vicariously through you! lol

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  31. Love it (and your other one too!) I will be featuring this on my blog tomorrow for Three Things Thursday (July 14). Drop on by, check it out, and grab a featured button if you like!

    Great job!
    Valerie- www.occasionallycrafty.blogspot.com

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  32. That is super cute! Almost identical to the inspiration. Way to go!

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  33. That looks almost exactly like the other one! I like yours the best! :) I am a new follower here and am excited to read your blog!
    Stephanie
    mylilpumpkinpatch.blogspot.com

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  34. Great job! You look fantastic :)

    I would be really honored if you were to link up next week at my Pajama Party!

    Http://www.lifeinmypjs.com

    -Ela

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  35. Ahhh... Shabby Apple, how I am inspired by thee! Thanks for sharing your beautiful recreation! I especially like the little ruffle around the neck of your dress! Thanks for sharing!

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  36. Oh my goodness!!! You are so talented! I LOVE it!! And now I want to go sew! :D How did you determine the length of your skirt? That is always the part I mess up on and end up making my skirts too long, then I have to go back and re-hem! so not fun!! But, I love your dress!!!

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  37. Super cute! Thanks for linking up to Made With Love! I'm featuring you on the FB page today! Feel free to grab the featured button from my sidebar! http://www.facebook.com/SewChatty

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  38. Thank you ALL, for your sweet comments. :) You guys all give me the drive to be creative ...

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  39. That is amazing!! Wonderful job!

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  40. Great job!!! It looks so professional.

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  41. This came out great! I really wish I knew how to sew! I'm here from the Kissed by a Frog Linky Party... I'm a new follower, would love for you to check out my blog too! :)
    Amy
    redheadedcrafter.blogspot.com

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  42. Wow! The fact that you whipped this up without a pattern blows me away! WOW...just WOW!

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  43. WOW!!! That's FANTASTIC!!! I want to go make one of these...or a few!!! I wish I didn't have to paint my kitchen now!! I REALLY love this!! Thanks sooo much for sharing and giving such great instructions!! :) I'm following you now!

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  44. Hey, I wanted to let you know I featured your link on SewHappyGeek's Feature Friday! Thanks so much for linking up, and if you want, go grab a button! :)

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  45. Cute, cute cute. Perfect. I saw that dress on shabby apple the other day and thought it would be a great knockoff dress to try! You did a fabulous job. The tutorial is very clear and direct. :) Pinning!

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  46. Very cute. When you attached the shirt to the skirt, did you sew the shirt to the elastic or to the underskirt? If the elastic, were you able to fold the seam allowance down? I am picturing 1/2" of folded elastic to the inside at the waist and an imagining it's not that comfortable? Thanks!

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  47. I saw you over at the Spunky Junky link up and I just love this skirt! It's so cute that I just might have to try this! :)

    Thanks, Emily @www.bitsofeverything.com

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  48. now if i could just pull off some ruffles on my bum - this would be perfect!!!! beautiful skirt - lovely tutorial. thank you for sharing. :)

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  49. Love it, enjoy following u with GFC. Such a great dress, good work! Thanks for linking to Bacon Time. Hope to see you each week.

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  50. Oh I just love this!!! Great job & great idea.

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  51. Great tutorial and it looks beautiful! I've featured it on my blog at http://www.craftbuds.com/free-pattern-features-summer-dresses-winner/.

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  52. Amazing! The dress is every bit as nice as the prototype. You look wonderful in it. Great job!

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  53. Your dress is cuter! I love it! We would love for you to come share this at our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday" link party! http://sixsistersstuff.blogspot.com/2011/07/strut-your-stuff-saturday-week-2.html

    Love,
    The Sisters @ sixsistersstuff.blogspot.com

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  54. I love your dress! It looks pretty easy too. Thanks for sharing!

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  55. That looks amazing! I think yours has a better fit than the Shabby Apple version. Great idea!

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  56. Very cute! Thanks for the how-to!

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  57. I like yours so much better!! Thanks for the tutorial on how you did it!!

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  58. Wow, it looks great. I want to try now ;) Thanks so much for sharing and linking up with us. Hope to see you again at our party!
    Britney
    www.jandmseyecandy.blogspot.com

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  59. oh this is amazing!!! you look beautiful! I would love for you to link it up at my weekend Link Party, Once Upon a Weekend. Today is my first-ever party, and I am so hoping someone will participate! :)

    Here’s the link if you’re interested:
    http://familyeverafter.blogspot.com/p/link-party.html

    Also, if you have a list of favorite link parties, I’d love to be included on Fridays. Thanks a ton!

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  60. If I didn't see the "in progress" pictures, I would have sworn that you had purchased the Shabby Apple dress! You did such a fantastic job replicating that dress!!! And more importantly, it looks fabulous on you.

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  61. I love it!! You look fabulous!!! Hoping to try and make this and hope I look as awesome as you!! Thanks for linking up to Strut Your Stuff Sundays on our blog! We appreciate it!

    Kristine
    www.jandmseyecandy.blogspot.com
    http://www.facebook.com/JandMsEyeCandy

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  62. Great job on the dress! Thank you for linking up to Sew Woodsy last week!

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  63. You did a fabulous knock-off! I like your better than the original! Thank you so much for linking up with the frog last week! I hope you will join me again tomorrow!!
    HUGS~
    Jenni

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  64. oh my, it's totally adorable! wonderful job

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  65. Once again another amazing dress!!! You are so talented!!! I love it. Thanks for linking this up to our link party last week . . . we would love to have you stop by today and link up more of your great projects at Strut Your Stuff Saturday!
    Camille @
    SixSistersStuff.blogspot.com

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  66. I love this dress...and am in the process of making myself one. One thing I've learned...you need the patience of Job to ruffle a piece of fabric that long!! :) Someday I'll do it without breaking a thread...someday.

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  67. I love it!!! What kind of fabric is the skirt?

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  68. Love it! It looks better than the original. :)

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  69. We liked this so much over at Copycat Crafts that we have decided to feature it today! You can view it here
    http://www.copycatcrafts.com/fun-dress-inspired-by-shabby-apple/

    We'd love it if you'd like to display a featured button! You can grab your button on the right hand side of your post. Thanks!

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