Sunday, January 17, 2016

The Silver Dress, with links to tutorials to make your own!

So, now that the Holiday Season is officially over, I can finally start showing off some of the gifts I made this year! I had to show this one off, first. This metallic silver dress was my Christmas gift for my mom, and I knew I wanted her to model it. 

That's right folks, that's my mom. Let's just say I'm excited that I got her genetics. 

The best part is that this dress is totally doable yourself, I used two of my own easy sewing tutorials to make it. Want to see more details and get the links to the tutorials? Keep reading!

So when she saw my metallic gold maxi skirt, my mom immediately wanted one. I knew she would, it's just her style! I bought this silver metallic performance stretch fabric intending to make her one in silver (because she likes silver better). But when Noah and I visited over Thanksgiving she was eyeballing my high-low swing dress I made myself this summer, and I had the brilliant idea to make her one. In silver.

I started with this pattern I made for my Cerberus Dress (full tutorial to sew your own here!)

I didn't have to alter the pattern I created for the Cerberus Dress at all, because my mom and I are about the same size. We swap clothes back and forth all the time!

I crossed the pattern for the Cerberus Dress with the square high-low hemline from my original High-Low Swing Dress (full sewing tutorial to make your own here!)

And I used the same Metallic performance fabric from my Gold Maxi skirt (tutorial for that here, along with which stitch to use on this stretchy fabric)

The only thing I did differently was give the dress more shape then the original Cerberus Dress by pulling the fabric of the top up over the edge of the neckline and pleating it to create gathering over the bust and more definition over the waist.

The result was this gorgeous, low-key and glamorous dress that is absolutely perfect for my mom. 

Thank you for checking out my latest sewing creation, I'm glad I finally get to share it with you as well as show off my beautiful mother. If you want to see more of my crafting and sewing projects you can check out my diy page too. 

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  1. I love homemade Christmas gifts - they are so personal !!! Your mom looks gorgious in her dress !!! Thanks for sharing.

    1. Thank you! Isn't she ridiculous? I'm so lucky to have gotten her genetic material!

  2. That dress is gorgeous! You are very talented. Thank you for sharing at #overthemoon.

  3. Pretty dresses! Love that you made your own clothing. Thanks for sharing your wonderful talents!

  4. You are very talent! It fits well and look gorgeous! Thank you for sharing it with us #pintorials

  5. What a gorgeous selection!Absolutely love these pics!

  6. Looks very flattering and so cute!Great post.Amazing as always.

  7. What a fun dress! I love how you styled it (with boots!) for the beach.
    Thank you for sharing this week at Brag About It link party on VMG206 (Mondays at Midnight). I plan to feature you next week!
    ~ Megin of VMG206

  8. Very beautiful dress, thanks for sharing with Hearth and Soul blog hop.