Last week I shared a deer of a skirt made with Hotel Frederikstead, and it got so much love! It reeked of girly, shabby chic style, and it’s definitely going to be a favorite. If you didn’t get a chance to read about it, you can catch up HERE.
Today I’m here to share an idea that had been a long time in the making. I’d been asked several times if someone had turned the Izzy & Ivy Designs’ Tallulah Dress into a functioning wrap dress. I had seen it done with buttons, and it was super cute! I wanted to see if I could do it using the side tie I used in the sew along we did last summer. I needed the PERFECT fabric, and when I saw Hotel Fred, this project had a match!
This pattern hack uses the all woven side of Tallulah, which isn’t done often, but it does work! I hope to have a tutorial up in the future, and when I do, it will be a long sleeved version. Using all wovens has a more snug fit, so if your model is between sizes, go up one size.
I chose to have a scrappy look, as I was using one yard cuts. This worked in my favor anyway, because you get to see more of the gorgeous Hotel Fred prints from Jennifer Paganelli and Free Spirit. Here is the lineup-
Krysta in White
Christie in Pink
Sophia in Blue
Terrie in Orange
The skirt is done in stripwork, and the bodice is fully lined. I left off the trim on the bodice, as well as the waistband. It took a little brain power (and seam ripping!) to figure out how to make it work, but I am totally in love with the end result!
I’m hoping to squeeze one more post in before the Hotel Frederiksted giveaway, and maybe even one for my BOYS! Until then, happy sewing!by