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DIY Chambray Tie Sleeve Off the Shoulder Midi Dress

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Dress :: DIY using McCall’s 7543, Chambray fabric from local Yardage Town,

For those that don’t sew there are similar dresses here (plus), here (tall), here (on sale for $35)

Shoes :: Eloquii, similar, similar, similar (splurge), similar

Clutch :: Clare Vivier, similar, similar

Watch :: Timex, similar, similar

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It has been ages since I’ve made anything and needed an easy and fast project to complete to hopefully help me to get my sewing mojo back.  This DIY chambray tie sleeve off the shoulder midi dress was just what the doctor ordered.   I am obsessed with off-the-shoulder tops and dresses and want them in every single color.  But I saw a chambray midi length dress by Tibi and instantly fell in love with the look of the dress, but definitely not the $495 price tag. You can take a look at the $495 Tibi version here.  Totally out of my budget.  So I looked through my fabric stash and found that I had some chambray fabric in the same color and McCall’s 7543 was a great pattern to use to create something similar.  I’m pretty pleased with how it turned out.  You can read my pattern review below.Pretty Tall Style - Personal Style Blog of a Tall Girl - DIY Chambray Tie Sleeve Off the Shoulder Midi Dress - McCall's 7543 Pattern Review

:: Pattern Review – McCall’s 7543 ::

Pattern Description: Misses Off-the-Shoulder Tops, Tunic, Dress

Pattern Sizing: L-XL-XXL, I cut the large.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes with the extended dress length.

Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes they were very easy to read and follow along

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I like how simple and straight forward it was.

Fabric Used: Chambray purchased from my local Yardage Town store.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I omitted the pockets because I didn’t have enough fabric and also I extended the length of the dress to midi length.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes I will definitely be sewing this dress again. I would love to make a couple more with pockets and varying lengths. I would definitely recommend for others to try.

Conclusion: Love this pattern! A very quick and easy project.
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Tall Hot Tamale Linen-Blend Cutwork-Embellished Shift Dress

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Dress :: Old Navy Tall, currently on sale!

 Shoes :: Sam Edelman (size 13) via Nordstrom Rack, there are some cute and simple ones here, here and here

Bag :: J. Crew (old), love this, this and this, this one here is only $25

Watch :: Michael Kors, similar (on sale for under $100), similar

This Old Navy shift dress is designed to hit at the knee per the description on the website.  I ordered the large tall and the measured length is 40.5″ from the shoulder to the front hem.  I am 6’4″ tall and as you can see this shift dress hits me well above my knees, but it passes the (old rule of thumb) as it falls a couple of inches below my fingertips.  So depending on where you fall in the “tall spectrum” hopefully this gives you a better perspective of where it will fall on you.  Although I would have preferred for it to hit me a couple of inches longer I decided to keep this dress because I don’t think that it is “too short” to wear out for a casual lunch date, can also be used as a beach cover up and paired with shorts underneath thrown on to run errands in the hot temps. It is made up of a 55%linen/45% rayon blend and machine washable (although I dare not throw it in the dryer).  I love this rich saturated ‘hot tamale’ color which is on trend with one of Pantone’s 2017 colors for spring “flame”.  This linen blend cutwork embellished shift dress is currently on sale for $22 and available in regular, tall and petite sizes.

 

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I think a gold tone watch is definitely a great accessory to have in one’s wardrobe, especially if your not big on jewelry such as bracelets. It adds bling as well as functionality.

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As I’ve gotten older I’ve realized that comfort really is key for me now in my footwear.  Yes I know no one wants the first thing someone says about their shoes is those look really comfortable…lol So I’ve made a a concerted effort recently in trying to find shoes that are practical to my lifestyle, comfortable on my feet and cute. These Sam Edelman’s fit the bill. I spotted them on Nordstrom Racks website several weeks ago and immediately they reminded me of the pricey designer Hermes ones, which are definitely out of my price range, so when Iayed eyes on these in my size 13 I quickly added them to my cart.  I’m still upset that I missed out on the black ones because these tan ones will be in heavy rotation this summer.Pretty Tall Style - Tall Women's Fashion and DIY Blog

This J. Crew leather tote that I had monogrammed with my initials will always be a fave and again a true classic that has held up and is still very relevant and useful.  Investing in a well made quality leather bag whether real or vegan is definitely a must.

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LTS Denim

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Jeans :: Long Tall Sally c/o

Top :: Long Tall Sally c/o

Shoes :: Eloquii, similar, similar, similarPretty Tall Style - Tall WOmen's Fashion Blog - LTS Denim

Who doesn’t love a great pair of jeans that hug you in all the right places and make your legs look longer.  Well let me tell you about these Rose Embroidered Slim Leg Jeans from Long Tall Sally.  They are super flattering, fit great and super comfortable, the rise is not too high or too low, as they are the perfect mid-rise jeans for my frame.  Oh and look at how pretty they are!  These jeans are now my current favorite and have me looking more into slim leg jeans as this style may be the best option for my body type because I absolutely love the way I feel and look in them.Pretty Tall Style - Tall WOmen's Fashion Blog - LTS Denim

Now let us talk about this  Silk Flute Sleeve Top also from Long Tall Sally! The words I would use to describe this blouse would be pretty, feminine and also flattering.  I mean look at the sleeves, do you see the length and the fluted detail.  It starts and stops where it should on my long arms.  It was the perfect compliment to my LTS Denim. Pretty Tall Style - Tall WOmen's Fashion Blog - LTS Denim

Because of the embroidered detail of my LTS Denim and the fluted sleeve detail of my blouse I decided to finish off my look again with my neutral sandals.  That we I didn’t have too much going on.  I love how it all came together.  Lesson learned from this look, mid-rise slim leg  jeans for the win, need to add more to my closet.Pretty Tall Style - Tall WOmen's Fashion Blog - LTS Denim

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Black Lace Front Swing Dress

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Dress :: Old Navy Tall

Shoes :: Nine West (size 13) via Nordstrom Rack, similar (available in wide width and under $25)similar (currently on sale and under $50), similar

Bag :: Coach (old), similar (under $40), similar, similar, similar

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This black lace front swing dress from Old Navy is currently on sale for $22! It is the type of dress that you can just throw on and go.  It is made up of a polyester/rayon/spandex blend which means no worries about wrinkles, great for traveling. The swing shape means it flows away from the problem areas and conceals the biggest of food babies..lol  The lace up is a nice added detail making this dress on trend and it is also a staple as one can never have too many LBD’s.  In the description on the website it states that the dress is designed to hit above the knee and on my 6’4″ frame you can see that it does just that.  I pretty much love everything about this dress, the only thing that would make it better, pockets..lol

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