Thursday, February 2, 2012

Project DIY: Heart Cutout Dress

Perfect for Valentine's Day, take a look at this adorable dress tutorial! ♥

Guest post by Stacie

What You'll Need:

- Pins
- Tape
- Marker
- Dress (preferably not jersey knit, stiffer fabrics work best)
- Some sort of ribbon, lace, something to pin around the edges of the cutout heart
- Sewing machine and iron

Total Cost: Dress + Ribbon/lace
Total Time: Approx. 2 hours, shorter if you're a good seamstress.

1: Lay your dress out flat and tape over the chest area where you will be cutting your heart shape.
2. Draw the heart shape on the tape and then cut it out. Do not take off the tape because it helps keep everything in place so the fabric does not shift. 
3. Take your pins and pin the ribbon around the edges of the heart cutout so that the fabric is finished and won't fray.
4. After you have pinned the ribbon or lace all around the heart, stitch carefully to hold the ribbon in place.
5. After you have stitched everything, you can pick off the tape and then iron down the ribbon/lace so that your seams are crisp and flat!

That's it!

--Stacie Grissom, Stars for Streetlights

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The Sister Studio said...

Is this for sale? I totally love (and want) it. :)

B.Weber said...
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B.Weber said...

I love it! Adorable.


The Braided Bandit said...

This is adorable! Just got a sewing machine, so maybe I can actually attempt this! Thanks for sharing :)
xo Hannah

Heather Belle said...

This is adorable!! I'd love to make a little heart cutout on the BACK of a dress! So lovely!

Unknown said...

So cute! Thank You for sharing!

Jess said...

What a great idea...thanks!

AMY PALMER said...

Love it! What a great idea for valentine's day!