I was shopping around for the perfect summer dress – a dress that is casual yet can be worn to a summer party or barbecue. I fell in love with Alice and Olivia’s lemon print dress pictured below, but the price was way too steep for my taste (400 buckaroos, ouch!). Inspired by Alice and Olivia’s design, I decided to do it myself and create a “Natasha lemon print dress knock-off” for a total cost of $50 (including fabric, needle, and thread)!
Finding fabric for the dress was the tough part. The fruit prints most fabric stores carry are not really flattering material for a dress. I found my fabric from an online site called Spoonflower. Spoonflower is a great concept – you choose your design/print of choice from hundreds of unique designs, created by other people, and order it on the fabric of your choice. You can even make your own design and order the fabric.
Here is my lemon print fabric from Spoonflower and I used Simplicity pattern 1609 (for an A-line cut):
I won’t bore you with the sewing details, so I am showing you the finished dress!
What do you think of my lemony creation? Hit or miss?
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