DIY Hankerchief Hemmed Dress


This striped, A.W.A.K.E. inspired handkerchief hemmed dress starts with a simple dress pattern with even easier pattern alterations!

If you have followed this blog for awhile, you would know the love affair I have with McCalls m6886;
it’s a classic piece that is seen time and time again (as seen here: Print, AztecLWD, Alice)!

Would you be surprised if I said you can use this same pattern to recreate A.W.A.K.E.’s flowy dress as seen here?
Well, you can and it’s easy!

DIY Handkerchief Hemmed Dress on RivaLaDiva.com with Nicole Lee Laser Cut Bag

Here’s what you need:

  • McCalls m6886,
  • Fabric, almost double the amount of fabric needed for one dress.
    I got this striped Back and White Fashion Knit (as seen below) from Hancock Fabrics, HERE. DIY Hankerchief Hemmed Dress on RivaLaDiva.com with Nicole Lee Laser Cut Bag

To recreate this look, you will make a quick alteration to your McCall dress pattern by EXTENDING
the sides of your dress to the selvage edge, as seen below,

DIY Handkerchief Hemmed Dress on RivaLaDiva

 

Continue to sew pattern according to directions!
Again, what I love about this dress is how easy it is to whip up,
sure it takes up more fabric, but the look does NOT disappoint!

In fact, if you continue to check out the rest of A.W.A.K.E.’s collection,
you will find this similar handkerchief hemmed dress in a variety of fabrics and lengths!

Hopefully you can give it a try and let me know what you think!
Until then, stay connected and get behind the scene looks on my Instagram (@rivaladiva).

xo/Riva

Purse: Laser Cut Boston Bag – Nicole Lee USA.
^^^ Friends this bag is a DREAM, it comes in three colors, AND it’s on sale!
Fabric: Hancock Fabrics
Shoes: Charlotte Russe

DIY Hankerchief Hemmed Dress on RivaLaDiva.com with Nicole Lee Laser Cut Bag   DIY Hankerchief Hemmed Dress on RivaLaDiva.com with Nicole Lee Laser Cut Bag

DIY Handkerchief Hemmed Dress on RivaLaDiva.com with Nicole Lee Laser Cut Bag

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  1. 7
    Teri

    I love the look!! You are so talented. I know this might sound dumb, but do you extend the sides of the front pattern and the back pattern? Or just one as shown above?

  2. 8
    Teri

    I love the look!! You are so talented. I know this might sound dumb, but do you extend the sides of the front pattern and the back pattern? Or just one as shown above?

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