June 23, 2012

Fast and Easy Fab Mod Dress Tutorial





The Fab Mod Dress



Here it is! A new tutorial! :)



What you will need -

1 yard of fabric

2 buttons

Double fold bias tape

Scraps of coordinating fabric (for pockets)



Measurements - child's chest, length for armholes and length of dress















Step 1 - Remove cats from fabric!!!







Step 2- Fold fabric 1/4 width of chest +1/2". Fold going into a slight slant. (The dress is slightly A-line.)









Step 3 - Cut length, width and neck line







Step 4 - Cut armholes







Step 5 - Take front dress piece and  place over folded fabric. Cut back piece while using front piece as a guide.  You may want to pin it.







This is what you should have.







Step 6- Remove cat from your work area!













Step 7 - Take your scraps and find something to use as a guide to cut them in the shape you want them to be. Well, I guess you could just eye-ball it.... LOL  Cut 4.







Step 8 - Pin 2 pieces together and sew up 3 sides. Do the same to the other 2 pieces.

Turn right side out and press.







Step 9 - Turn down 1/2" from the top and press.









Step 10 - Figure out where you want to place your buttons on the pockets. Sew the buttons on.





Step 11 - Pin the pockets on the front and sew the 3 sides.















Step 12 - Place the front and the back right sides together. Pin the tops of the dress and both sides. Sew them together.  Press your seams.











Step 13 - Open your bias tape and pin it around the neckline and armholes. Sew it in place and press.











Step 14 - Turn a 1/2 over on the bottom, press and turn it in another 1/2". Press and pin.  Sew your hem and press again! (I pressed the whole thing one more time.. LOL)



Now you are DONE!!! You just made the Fab Mod Dress!! :)







I hope this was easy to follow! Let me know if you make it! I would love to see it! :)











44 comments:

  1. Gorgeous :) Seriously digging the pockets.... I want a grown-up sized one for mee!

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  2. ROFL!! THANK YOU!! I am definitely considering one for my size.... I know they still have some of that fabric left at Hancock's!! LOL ;)

    THANKS, again!!

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  3. So cute! Haha I have the same issue - removing cat from fabric! :-/

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  4. Thanks!!
    They just LOVE helping..... LOL

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  5. Your daughter looks very pleased! I just love the photos of the cats. :-)

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  6. LOL! Thank you! She is! She wants to wear it to church in the morning. :)
    My rotten cats... Probably plotting something right now.... LOL

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  7. So cute.. I love the contrasting pockets with the buttons..
    You have some really pretty fabric at Hancocks.I went a
    couple weeks ago and didn't find much [that is on sale-sale.lol]
    Dress looks cute on your daughter. Happy sewing.

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  8. Thank you!!
    I have been really lucky at my local store but the clearance section is starting to get a little thin.... LOL But they are supposed to update it every month and July is right around the corner! ;)

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  9. Those pockets make the dress look so much for fun! How cute!

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  10. I know.. Don't you love it, since they started doing the updated clearance each month.. I love fabric stores, I could stay in there all day.. [no one wants to go shopping with me,
    coz I head to fabric.lol].
    I am in Ms. where are you?

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  11. Thank you very much!!
    She wore it all day yesterday. I almost couldn't get it off of her! LOL

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  12. Yep!! Every time I am out and start in that direction I get groans. LOL I can stay in a fabric store or a book store forEVER! LOL
    I am in VA.

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  13. Wow this is so lovely!! Thank you so much for sharing!!

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  14. This is so cute! I'd love to have you link it up over at The Southern Institute! Here's the link: http://www.thesoutherninstitute.com/2012/06/creative-me-link-up-and-giveaway.html
    There's a giveaway too! :) Hope to see you there!

    Jenny

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  15. What a pretty dress,who wouldn't love it!
    www.blissfulsewing.blogspot.com

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  16. THANKS!!! :)
    She wore it to church yesterday and I almost couldn't get her to take it off! LOL Must of been nice and comfy. ;)

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  17. Very cute. Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party.

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  18. Thank you SO much!!
    I hope it's still open! My spam blocker is a little overzealous sometimes.. :(

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  19. SO SO cute... the model and the dress... *smiles*
    Thanks for sharing at the ALL STARS BLOCK PARTY...

    Carri
    simplydonewright.blogspot.com

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  20. Thank you!!!
    She LOVES modeling her new mommy made clothes! LOL

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  21. Those buttons are super adorable on those yellow pockets! Thanks for sharing this at The Fun In Functional!

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  22. I love this! Your little model is a cutie too. I've just shared this great post on Google+

    Thanks so much for sharing this post at my Say G'day linky party! This week's linky is now live and I am very excited to invite you to a Social media linky party that I will be hosting on July 14. The details are all at the blog if you would like to join in.

    Best wishes for a wonderful weekend,
    Natasha in Oz

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  23. Thank you SOOOO much!!! :) I would love to!

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  24. Christina at I Gotta Create!June 30, 2012 at 6:07 PM

    So cute! The dress and the model and the kittens :). Thanks so much for linking up at I Gotta Create! <3 Christina

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  25. Beautiful dress! Love the fabric and I ADORE the pockets!

    Thank you so very much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream to Reality! :)

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  26. LOL....I love how interested your cats are in your sewing. The dress is adorable too, definitely making this one for the summer.

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  27. LOL! Yes, they are, the rotten things!!! LOL

    YAY!!! THANK YOU!!! :D

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  28. Reblogged this on 60s Mod and commented:
    A lovely dress tutorial!

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  32. I'm going to make one for myself. This is so simple and cute. Thank you!

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  33. YAY!! Let me know how you like it! :D

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