My take on the DIY Kimono Sundress... and Wednesday's Work Style

Today is going to be a double-feature!

First off, it's Wednesday, and I wore this outfit to work. So this is classified as a Wednesday's Work Style post. BUT! The even better part about this post is that I made this dress. Yes. Don't look too closely, you can see all the little imperfections, but for my first article of clothing, I think I did a pretty good job. You know how I know I did a good job? I even got a few compliments on the dress, before anyone knew it was my creation :)

Of course, I did follow another lovely blogger's DIY, which ended up being SUPER simple. So I can't take all the credit. But my dress does look a little different because: a) my material was a bit stretchier than hers, so my dress ended up falling a little differently; b) I decided not to add a belt made of the same material; and c) I cuffed the sleeves to give it a relaxed look (and fix the tiny imperfections...).

Dress: DIY; Blazer from Costco; Shoes from Aldo; Mom's old belt

Head on over to Freckles in April and check out her Kimono dress DIY. I'm sure you'll fall in love with it just like I did. If you do decide to tackle this dress, I would love to see your creation!


  1. Kelly,

    That is a beautiful dress! I would never guess you made it yourself!

    Love your blog.

  2. Wow! You did a fantastic job. Lovely dress!

  3. Wow, you did an amazing job with the dress. It looks fab on you.

  4. Oh my goodness this dress is too cute! You did such an awesome's sooo perfect for summer!

    jessica whitaker

  5. I wouldn't have guess you made this yourself..It looks great!!

  6. Love this! You can't tell it's homemade at all. Pinning this to my "DIY to-do" list now, haha.

    Also...blazer from Costco?! No way! Bet that was a bargain :) And it looks great, too!

  7. Blazer + dress = Perfection :)

    Just lovely.


  8. Wow, this is fantastic! I am so jealous. I want to learn how to make my own clothes so badly. This looks amazing.

  9. You look so statue-esque in these photos. Big fan of the dress!!

    Lots of love from Sydney,

    x Kel

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  10. love the stripes!

    xo jeanette

  11. I'm super impressed that this is the first project you've made!! It looks so awesome!! GO YOU!!!

  12. This kimono sundress is beautiful. I loved how she wore it. I'm really impressed.
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