Tie-Shoulder Dress!

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Tie-Shoulder Dress - Erica Bunker DIY Style!
My summer dress streak continues. This time, it's a Tie-Shoulder Dress. 
Saloni Ruth Polka Dot Midi Dress
This dress was inspired by the Saloni Ruth Polka Dot Midi Dress.
Tie-Shoulder Dress - Erica Bunker DIY Style!
I couldn't find the exact fabric. But I found this Ivory and Black Abstract Printed Polyester Crepe, that kind of looks like the polka dots are running off the dress. Which is really kind of cool and close enough.
Tie-Shoulder Dress - Erica Bunker DIY Style!
For this look, I used McCall's 7632 for the bodice. I used the single shoulder look last year for a jumpsuit, so I already had it in my collection. I used Vogue 8615 for the A-line skirt. It's currently out-of-print, but I'm sure it can be found on Amazon, Etsy or Ebay.
Tie-Shoulder Dress - Erica Bunker DIY Style!

For the bodice, I cut the 14 and I needed to make adjustments.
I added one inch to the length and made a one inch FBA. I was left with a huge waist dart and I worked out the underarm bust dart and redrafted the pattern.
Tie-Shoulder Dress - Erica Bunker DIY Style!
For the skirt, I was unsure about the size, so I just cut the size 16. 
Tie-Shoulder Dress - Erica Bunker DIY Style!
It was a little big and I just took it in at the center back.
The bodice is self-lined obviously, because of the shoulder ties. For the skirt, I used a rayon lining fabric that I had in my stash.
The tied sleeve detail at the shoulder really makes this dress. And this fabric is the perfect wait.
This is another amazing dress for my summer collection.

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16 comments

  1. This is gorgeous Erica! I prefer your fabric to the polka dots too :)

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  2. Simply stunning, as always!

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  3. My first thought- Elizabeth Taylor “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof”’
    Love it! You always amaze!!

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  4. You've really been pattern hacking with your last couple of makes and of course they are all beautiful...but I really like this one!

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    1. Sometimes you just get bored with what’s available and you have to do your own thing. Thanks Carolyn!

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  5. I love this dress. The random print is better, I think, than the polka dot. It looks like it might be a breast feeding friendly option?

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    1. That’s an option I’d never consider when sewing anything. But I guess... Thank you Jewelia!

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  6. It's fun to see you take your inspirations and make them a reality. You're great at that!

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    1. Thank you Mountain Woman!

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  7. Such a charming and pretty frock! And I much prefer your fabric to the original.

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  8. Oh wow, it's gorgeous!

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