From scratch: Poppy top or dress

Here’s an easy yet super cute top or dress to make! I found this on Pinterest quite a while back. I made my own version of it and absolutely LOVE the top!

Here’s some pics of poppy tops I’ve made.

20120723-135126.jpg

20120723-135133.jpg

20120723-135142.jpg

20120723-135148.jpg

20120723-135258.jpg

I decided I’d like to make a poppy dress. So I took just over a yard of 60″ knit fabric, folded it in half so that it hung 30″ down for the length of the dress (just over a yard wide). The width of the dress or shirt is purely preference. I’ve made tops under a yard wide which makes the sleeves shorter but I prefer the sleeves to be longer.

I folded the fabric in half lengthwise.

20120723-140509.jpg

I measured 11″ down from the top of the fabric to determine where to cut my sleeves. I love huge sleeves! I cut in 10″ from the side of the fabric to create the sleeves and then cut down to create the bodice of the dress.

20120723-140614.jpg

I cut a wide neckline.

20120723-140642.jpg

This is how it should look after cutting each part.

20120723-141104.jpg

Now, flip it inside out and sew the bottom side of the sleeves and the side seams of your new dress.

20120723-141231.jpg

And you have yourself a new dress!

20120723-141312.jpg

20120723-141319.jpg

Follow me on Twitter or Pinterest @RefashionMama or facebook

7 thoughts on “From scratch: Poppy top or dress

  1. Hi love the poppy shirt your version of it, but I would like to know if you cut two pieces for the shirt?.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s