Finally, finally, finally!
I'm so exited that i finished my first summer dress! I really needed one and the ones i started, for some reason, i never finished them (didnt like them, weren't what i wanted, blah) lol, but this one i did like, i actually love it so much. When i saw the fabric, i wasnt so sure but i went ahead and bought it because it was the only one i liked that was light and streachy and cheap, it was $1.30 USD/ metter.
I started it this morning and worked on it on and off all day. It's a bit hard to sew when there's a little boy pulling on your leg hehehehe.
Here's the dress:
i'm still not sure if it fits my figure or makes me look weird.
sorry the pictures are so crappy, there's no one to take them and these two are the best of the bunch.
Here's a close up of the fabric (i think this one's the best pic
What do you think?
This is my first tutorial so bear with me
These are the pieces you will need:
-Top dress length, to decide where to put the waist band (mine's about 15 in. from shoulder to waist)
To dut the skirt part just fold your fabric in half and measure half of your waist in a corner, and the length as you would a regular circle skirt.
The waist band is about 2.5 in.
1. Once you have your pieces cut, sew the top parts, back and both fronts (marked in red), first neck to shoulder and then attatch the sleeves but dont close them, yet.
2. Sew together the back with the wrap parts (marked in green).
Attatch the neckline band: fold it in half and while you sew it streach it a little.
Nos sew the waist ban to the top part of the dress. I found it easier to sew the wrap parts (or pin them) how i wanted them before sewing the waist band.
3. Sew the skirt to the waist band (in pink) and close the waist band and skirt together (orange)
Hem the skirt if the fabric needs it, and sew the sleeve bands to the sleeves gathering the sleeves a little (or a lot) to create puffiness (also streach the bands while sewing).
And ta da! you have a wonderful summer dress! (or all year round dress depending on the color and fabric!)