Hey Guys. Late Post. So I made this dress last week and I finally have a chance to post about it. I made this top/skirt=dress 😀using New Look pattern 6508. This is another one of my all time favorite DIY pieces.

1st off, the most amazing part of this dress is how you can connect the 2 pieces together in the front by buttoning them up and or both pieces can stand alone if you chose to wear them that way. 2nd I’m in love the color, it’s fun, youthful and vibrant. 3rd the back of the dress is pretty fly as well and 4th it came together pretty easily with the exception of a few things I would do over.

If I chose to make this dress again, I would shorten the length, find another BOMB color and make adjustments to the button placements at the bottom corners on each end of the bodice. I placed the button holes based off where the pattern stated they should be, however because I followed the pattern steps, it left the very bottom ends of the top just flying in the wind and sticking out (I hand stitched those lose ends of the top to the skirt). So, if I make it again, the next time I will place the button holes at the very end of each bottom corner of the top, therefore, they will lie down with ease once both pieces are buttoning up…..WHEW…..I hope I didn’t make that to confusing. And lastly, the pattern only required that you line the bodice, but the next I will line the both pieces. Overall, this is one DIY I’ll be keeping in my stash for a long time.

Be blessed. I hope you all like the pics and enjoyed the post.


XOXOXO….Ms.Kim Austin

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