Hey guys, I’ve been pretty busy (still am) with Ramadan (alhamdulilah) so I haven’t been able to post anything for the last week or so. But, I finally got the chance to make this dress ^_^. I made this for my niece today, even though I got this fabric a few months ago….I just didn’t know what to do with it. But, anywho, after a bit of thinking and some pattern drafting, The Summer Lovin’ Dress was made! :)
It’s very fast and super easy to stitch up, I started around like 2pm and finished around 4:30-ish.
Here is what you’ll need:
-Around 1.5/1.25 yards of fabric, depending on your little one’s size. My niece wears 4T/5T and this amount of fabric was great.
-All of your sewing stuff
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I didn’t take many pictures as I was cutting/sewing this dress so I’ll be showing most of this tutorial through paper.
Draw out your circle skirt. For your smaller circle/waist measurement. Measure your little one’s waist subtract that by 4 and divide all this by 6.28. For the longer circle decide how long you want your dress to be. For my niece’s I used 19″
Now we are going to sew together the bodice pieces and the straps.
-Tuck one bodice inside the other so that the right sides are facing each other and the wrong sides are facing you.
-Pin the armholes in place.
-Next, take one of your straps and put it on the edge of the neckline. Right side facing outward, pin in place
-Sew from one armhole to half of the front neckline. Now put in the other strap, continue sewing onto the back.
-Now take one of your straps and twist it into the back neckline, sew in place like you did the others.
-Take the other strap and sew this in place too like the others.
Sorry, that might’ve been a bit confusing, but I don’t have pics of the process. Hopefully that made sense, let me know if you have any qs.
Here I saw that the neckline was a bit too wide, so I ruffled the neckline a bit and pressed and top stitched everything in place. Lastly sew your skirt to your bodice. Hem your skirt, and zig-zag your rough edges (there should only be one rough edge: the skirt portion). And you are done!
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Have an awesome day everyone!