Cutout details in tops and dresses are a popular trend as the weather gets warmer. Peek-a-boo accents are a great way to show a little skin and add some sexiness to just about any outfit. An easy peasy way to “do it yourself”, without any sewing involved, is to take a simple tank or maxi dress and make a heart-shaped cutout on the back of the dress. Show a little leg, as well, by cutting a slit down the front of the dress.
DIY: A Cutout Dress with Heart
A basic black maxi/midi dress in a jersey fabric (I bought my H&M dress from a consignment shop for $10)
Scissors and Ruler
A paper heart cutout ( I made mine by using plain white 8×10 printing paper)
Shape-Flex Interfacing (This material provides crisp support and is simply ironed onto to the area you will be cutting. It can be found at any fabric store.)
To make the heart:
To make a front slit:
Pair your new dress with some bright colored jewelry, heart-shaped sunnies, and sparkly sandals!
Stay tuned for Part Two of our DIY where Nensi will show you another fabulous way to “cutout” a dress.