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SoupAndChaos
« on: October 01, 2011 03:23:26 PM »


This was one of my first projects, took less than an hour and very little sewing.
I had 1 metre of 60inch fabric which was on sale at my local fabric shop.

-Measure yourself from top of shoulder to ankle and trim the fabric to size, allowing for hemming.  I just took a few inches off the bottom, so I had (roughly) 1metrex55inch.
-Hem all four sides.
-On the top, sew a tube that will later be wide enough to thread 1/4inch elastic through (blue)
-Hold the fabric around you, the top corners over one shoulder to decide where you want your arm hole to end.
-Sew the two sides together (red) from your arm measurement down to where you want the slit to end (mine was mid thigh because I stride rather than walk, so I needed plenty of room)
-Measure around your chest, from under one arm, over the opposite shoulder.
-Subtract an inch from that measurement and cut 1/4inch elastic to fit.
-Thread through the tube at the top of the dress.
-Sew the top corners and elastic together.
-(Optional) Add some form of decoration to the last join, I added a large button as I wasn't particularlt neat.

Wear with a wide belt and you have a lovely summer dress Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2011 12:22:19 PM »

It was wonderful of you to make a tutorial, however your code is messed up.  If you want to embed you don't need the http:// codes and if you can't post images you don't need the codes.  Also, the photo is a bit small.  I couldn't really tell if I liked the dress or not, so if you could possibly get a larger image, that'd be really sweet.  Thank you ^_^
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« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2011 12:46:17 PM »

PeachieClean-Is that better? Sorry, I'm relatively new to the site, well I've been stalking it for months but only joined the other day Smiley Hope this helps.
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« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2011 09:08:21 AM »

Very pretty and thank you for explaining how you did it.  That is a lovely fabric too.
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« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2011 08:43:36 PM »

Much, much better!  And, it does look good. =]  When you read through your post, you've still got tags that you don't need, but with time you'll figure out how to spot those types of errors.
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