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Don't spend 3,000 dollars on something you can make yourself!
Check out my <a href="http://starsforstreetlights.blogspot.com/2009/08/fendi-inspired-flower-dress.html">blog</a> for more pictures and more of the story behind this dress!

I found a Fendi dress on a blog and I had to try it. :)

Posted by Stacie G. from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States • Published See Stacie G.'s 39 projects »
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  • How to make a strappy dress. Fendi Inspired Rose Dress - Step 1
    Step 1

    First you need a base dress on which to sew the flowers. You can either get a plain dress at a thrift store or one you have lying around, or you could make a sweet dress from a vintage pattern or something. It is up to you!

    I would definitely advise using either stretchy fabric or make sure the dress has a zipper.

  • How to make a strappy dress. Fendi Inspired Rose Dress - Step 2
    Step 2

    Next you need to make the base layer for the flowers. You can choose any color you like, I chose white because it was more summery and similar to the original Fendi dress.

    I took squares and little rectangles of linen and then folded them in and ironed the folds until they resembled circle-like polygons.

    Tip: you can use fabric glue to glue down some of the folds if you'd like, I did on a few and it was very nice. Also, you can iron multiple layers at a time and it still works.

  • How to make a strappy dress. Fendi Inspired Rose Dress - Step 3
    Step 3

    Next you add one layer of a colored fabric to add a little pop in your flower. I used light pink.

    Then, cut strips of fabric to make the first swirl of fabric. This really is all up to you, I made sure my strips matched my dress. but if you want to have many different colors, go for it!

    With the strips of fabric, you sew little swirls around the base layer and the color layer. This helps things stay in place when you pin the flowers onto the base dress.

    Tip: Iron the flowers flat after you are done sewing on swirls. I felt like this helped.

  • How to make a strappy dress. Fendi Inspired Rose Dress - Step 4
    Step 4

    Next, you need to cut more strips of a more billowy, silkier fabric. I used a sheer fabric. I think it looks kind of nice when it sheds a little bit, it makes it look more like a flower.

    You need to take your flat flowers with one swirl and pin them onto the base dress. Make a pattern if you'd like, I did not really, I just made sure it was pleasing to the eye. All of my flowers were a different size. I think that makes it look more organic.

    Then take the sheer fabric strips and sew them over the first swirl into another swirl. This locks the flowers to the dress. If you make these strips wider, the flowers will be fluffier and realistic.

    Continue this until you cover the entire dress or only some spots.

  • How to make a strappy dress. Fendi Inspired Rose Dress - Step 5
    Step 5

    The final version should look something like this. Again, see my href="http://starsforstreetlights.blogspot.com/2009/08/fendi-inspired-flower-dress.html">blog</a> for more pictures! Please show me your final project if you try this, I would love to see it!

    :)

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Nicole J.
Nicole J. · Aurora, Colorado, US
Wow, that's an awesome idea of how to make this fabric - there's some like it at Denver Fabrics in Colorado, but it's $23 a yard!
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Supernova's Child
Supernova's Child · Lisbon, Lisbon, PT · 98 projects
I absolutely love this...it's so adorable.
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nisa
nisa · 17 projects
I will try this on my shirt..thanx 4 sharing..
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emmilou w.
emmilou w. · Wallasey, England, GB · 12 projects
this is absolutely beautiful, thanks for sharing ^_^
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Karlene C.
Karlene C. · New Zealand, Prince Edward Island, CA · 5 projects
Wow, this one is even more amazing!
Thank you for the inspiration, and for sharing.
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Jessica G.
Jessica G. · Toronto, Ontario, CA · 10 projects
Sooo Awesome!!!
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Alyssa O.
Alyssa O. · 14 projects
Oh my goodness I love this so much, I can't even express how beautiful I think it is- and how much I want one!

I wish I knew how to use a sewing machine Sad

Awesome work Happy
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Molliewobbles
Molliewobbles · Ann Arbor, Michigan, US · 7 projects
That's Awesome! I like yours way better than the original ones!
Love the blog too, just subscribed!
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michelle G.
michelle G. · Antigonish, Nova Scotia, CA · 1258 projects
amazing
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