Blue Diamond Dress

This dress began as a stretchy double knit tunic/mini dress.

Better view of the pattern

The print on this dress is what caught my eye. The tunic made me think of a tennis outfit from the 70s.

If this pattern had sleeves, the white one would be very similar to the diamond dress pre-reconstruction, sans the shorts.

I wasn’t into the 70s mini dress, so some changes had to be made. First, I removed the top of the tunic to use for the bodice of a dress.

Then, I cut a skirt out of an extra large mens navy shirt.

I sewed the skirt seams and attached the bodice to the skirt.

I wanted to put some pockets on this dress, so I cut two pockets out of the remainder of the tunic.

Once I went to attach them though, I didn’t like both of the pockets, so I went with one pocket. I attached a button to the pocket, and all that was left was to sew the pocket to the dress, and hem the bottom.

This dress still has some 70s flare, but it’s much more wearable.

I think I’m going to make the skirt portion a bit more fitted. Both of the pieces I used for the dress were $1. You can’t beat that price.

Sorry for the horrible pictures. I just wanted to make sure I got this post up today, as I have other posts planned the rest of the week.

  1. Lisa S

    November 11, 2010 at 10:06 am

    I love your attention to detail plus having the patience to do the things you do with your clothes finds. I like this dress, except the pocket on the skirt. Instead of bringing my eyes to the top of the dress, they’re drawn to your hips. Personally, I don’t want anything drawn to my hips. hehe love your blog!

  2. verityclothing

    November 11, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    I totally agree. I wasn’t happy with this one at all, and I think that might be why. That’s a quick fix though. 😉

  3. lasandrou

    November 13, 2010 at 11:45 pm

    I love this dress and the contrast between the top’s fabric and the skirt’s fabric’s !!
    So, did you made a more fitted skirt since you write this article ?

    1. verityclothing

      November 15, 2010 at 8:16 am

      Thank you! I did, and I decided to remove the pocket. I will take a picture and add it to this post soon.

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