Now there's a very limited number of things a thirteen year old girl can make without a sewing machine.
Thank god this was one of them.
It was an old sheet that I made into a strapless dress thing. With ribbons! I'm so proud of myself because It's actually really really pretty and wearable. Also, this was the first dress I ever made. Ever.
The sheet was like a really light blue with white pinstripes. I added white ribbon-bow things to make it pretty.
Onto the pictures!
And the classic mirror shot:
I submitted this into the ELLEgirl Cocacola DIY contest.
To find more about it go here: http://ellegirl.com/cocacola/
Edited (again) to add the tutorial! Yay!
By the way, I'm a small and the dimsensions I show are the dimensions I used for my size.Sorry, Craftster resized the pic. Go here to see it full sized: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v667/loveisstill/tutorial.jpg
1. Cut out a rectangle from your fabric ( I used a sheet- :p ). Make sure you add an inch or two for your seams.
2. Fold hot-dog style and cut the middle part- for me it was 17 inches including the extra fabric for seam allowances. This is the part that connects the skirt to the top and where your hip will be.
4. Fold hamburger style and you should come up with the shape in figure four. This is your skirt. Set it aside for now.
5. Cut out your top according to your size. Bleck. I'm bad at explaining. Haha. Well I'm a small so the dimensions I put are how I cut it. The dotted lines are for your zipper. This is the time when you should add the zipper.
6. Turn the top and skirt inside out and sew with good sides facing each other. Make sure the V-line of the top and skirt match. The back will not have a v-line(unless you cut the top like it).
7. Turn right side out. The dress should have an uneven bottom. Just mess around with the bottom and grab random sections and bring it up and sew it.
8. Add bows. If you want. Haha. :]
Hope that helped!