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DIY lbd #2 - Gucci Inspired Tassel & Rope Dress

DIY Style Jun 29, 2011

A couple of days ago I posted a few inspiration images for the second in the DIY Little Black Dress series (see here). I fell in love with the black tasseled dresses at the Gucci SS11 show, and so this is my LBD inspired by those oh-so-glamourous styles. I went for a much more subtle style than the original inspiration as you can see.

There are two parts to this DIY – the making of the basic capsule of the dress, then the addition of rope and tassels.¬†You’ll need¬†a big thrifted black dress and some rope and tassels.

For the Capsule
1. I turned the sack dress inside out, and overlayed a bodycon dress to get the correct shape Рthen I pinned it where I wanted to take it in.
2. I cut the sleeves off and the hem of the dress quite short.
3. I took the dress in using the sewing machine and also sewed up the hem.
4. I cut the neckline off completely so I had a tube top style with a kind of cut off triangle neckline. Below is the finished capsule of the dress.
I then pinned and hand sewed 40 tassels on each side of the dress, layering them up for a block effect.
I hot glued two strips of rope together and then sewed them onto the neckline – attaching at the back as straps.
I must say that this was quite an involved DIY and took me a little bit of time – you could always add tassels and rope straps to a black tube dress or singlet for a more simple project.
(try not to laugh too hard at my lame pose in these pics Рthese were the only photos of like 10 that were taken that were passable).
Happy DIYing!
Tags Before and after Cut out Little Black Dress DIY Series Rope Tassells

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