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!

14 comments:

  1. Kelly,

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

    Love your blog.
    -Cora

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

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

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

    xoxo
    jessica whitaker

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

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  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!

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

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

    Lots of love from Sydney,

    x Kel

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  9. love the stripes!

    xo jeanette

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

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