I've been lurking for aaaaaaaages and this thread just got me desperate to dust off my sewing machine and get going again! For the first dress I found a gorgeous colour but they didn't have 5 yards left, only 3.75 so I couldn't make a circle skirt. I just measured the waist, halved it and then laid out the length and made a long A-line skirt. It took me a minute to realise that I had to sew the straps onto the RIGHT side since I had made the skirt differently
but after that it was plain sailing. No overlocker, just the zigzag on my old machine. I loved the fabric and I am LOVING trying new ways of tying it. Here are two taken late last night after I'd just finished the dress
and the back of that one - bit wonky, sorry!
I made another one today that was black, knee length with a circle skirt. But it was a cheap nasty fabric and the waist seems a bit big - seems like a common problem when you do the full circle skirt. Not keen on all the fullness either so I'll use the leftovers to make one with a pencil skirt I think.
Thank you x 1 000 000 for putting this tutorial on here, I can't wait to make a red one too.