We鈥檝e officially entered the second half of July, and that means it鈥檚 officially time to grab the most colorful luggage and pack our travel essentials聽for summer vacation. After compiling my sunscreen, sunnies and DIY聽tassel sandals, I realized I don鈥檛 have many聽pieces that are perfect if you鈥檙e聽going down to the beach and need something easy to wear over and over. So, since I have been in awe of this聽amazing needlepoint聽dress by Urban Outfitters聽for the last two months, I thought it was the perfect time for a new聽DIY copycat!聽Follow along, because all you need to create this unique outfit聽is聽a plain white dress, iron-on transfer paper and a cute lace trim ;)

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Materials and Tools:

鈥斅embroidery聽template

鈥 white聽dress

鈥斅爄ron-on transfer paper

鈥斅爄ron

鈥斅爏cissors

鈥斅燼 piece of cotton fabric

鈥 lace trim

鈥 sewing machine

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Instructions:

1. Download and print our template聽on a sheet of transfer paper, then cut the聽image, leaving a 1/4-inch border.

2. Place the transfer paper, image side down, onto your dress聽and iron according to聽the producer鈥檚 instructions. Use the piece of cotton fabric to protect the transfer paper.

3. Let everything cool and slowly peel off the transfer paper.

4. Turn the dress so that the back side is facing you. Then pin the lace trim to the upper edge of the front part as shown below.

5. Use the sewing machine to sew everything in place. Next cut the excess.

First, print our design聽onto the correct side of the transfer paper and set 鈥減hoto quality鈥 on your printer. Cut it out, leaving a 1/4-inch border, then place it onto the dress. Then聽use the piece of cotton fabric to protect the transfer paper and iron the fake embroidery聽(image side down) for at least one minute. Be sure to check the producer鈥檚 instructions for the best results. Now, let everything completely cool and slowly聽remove the paper.聽At this point, turn the dress so that the back side is facing you, then pin the lace trim to the upper edge of the front part as shown above. My lace trim was quite thick, so I decided to pin most of it聽inside the dress, but if you have a thinner trim, you definitely don鈥檛 have to. Finally, use the sewing machine to sew everything in place, cut the excess and you鈥檙e done!

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Voil脿! How cute it is聽from聽every angle!

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Just perfect for beach days and warm summer nights.

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