Thursday, September 08, 2016

Lou Box Top as a Dress






I used the Lou Box Top and made it into a dress for Kaitlyn.  



The front pocket seemed perfect for the denim and when the dress isn't belted it hangs perfectly straight.


Lou Box Top lengthened to a dress, made in Tencel Denim

I found Sew Bon's post on her changes for the top to the dress,  Initially, I added the 5 inches to the dress but after Meredith tried on the dress, this was too much.  The fabric is a bit heavier and my girls are like me, more of a straight shape.  The amount I used was about 3 inches of a grade.  I added 15 inches for the length of the dress and this was perfect.  Kaitlyn is right at 5'8"

Lou Box Top lengthened to a dress, made in Tencel Denim

The fabric is sold out but it is a tencel denim from Style Makers Fabric.  The fabric is perfect for the dress  and I have had it for several months, so happy I thought of it for this project.

Lou Box Top lengthened to a dress, made in Tencel Denim

One more change, I added pockets to the dress.  Kaitlyn loves pockets and wanted them in her wedding dress.  Her sisters told her no!  

Lou Box Top lengthened to a dress, made in Tencel Denim


Required back view 


  Kaitlyn likes to talk about ways to wear her clothes.  Lots of ideas with jackets, cardigans, shoes/boots and belt and no belt.

I think this one will be a great asset to her professional wardrobe, in fact, she wore it today.  At 9 a.m., I got this text - What shoes should I wear with my denim dress?  Sperry tennis shoes (as in this photo shoot), brown Sperry, brown booties or black flats.  My response any of those.  I didn't ask what she went with but my guess is the Sperry tennis shoes, her favorites!





Lou Box Top lengthened to a dress, made in Tencel Denim




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18 comments:

  1. You are really getting some mileage from this pattern! Cute dress, one that will be staple in Kaitlyn's new wardrobe :-)

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    1. Thanks, Patty, I have gotten my money out of this one. I really think she will wear this lots.

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  2. Lovely dress and looks great on her.

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    1. Thanks, I think she looks really cute.

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  3. Lovely dress and looks great on her.

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  4. She looks wonderful and happy. Cheers to both of you.

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    1. She is a happy girl, thanks so much

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  5. She will certainly get a lot of different looks with that dress. Perfect with tights and boots with a jacket or turtle neck for the winter months.

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    1. I think so, too, Joen. It will be one she reaches for lots, dresses are her favorite. Which is funny, because at heart she is a farm girl! Boots and jeans

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  6. So cute. When my daughter started student teaching, I remember she went out and bought a couple of pairs of 4" heels. Needless to say, she ditched those in a hurry. Now in her 9th year of teaching high school English, she's usually in comfortable flats & pants.

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    1. That is so funny. My second oldest daughter is a math teacher and only wears flats.

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  7. Cute! Nice in denim, and great styling. I've just extended a tunic to a dress (though it didn't take much extending as I'm so short, much shorter than your lovely daughters) Sometimes it just works so well to do that -- like with this dress. Really nice.

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    1. Thanks so much, it is always fun to change up a pattern.

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  8. This worked out really well! Looks lovely. Should be quite versatile.

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    1. Thanks, Irene, I agree she will be able to wear it many different ways.

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  9. While you strength like the appearance of a couple of shoes & accessories, you may try them on and find they are painful within the primary five notes. You should reflect the type of physical the sole of the shoe is complete from before creation any snap choices.

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