As promised, here is the tutorial on my new dress! I took this pretty knit fabric I bought from Fashion Fabric Club’s discounted fabric.
I sewed it into a giant tube, right sides facing. I decided that I would prefer one back seam instead of two side seams.
I folded down the very top of the dress to create a casing to insert elastic for the neckline.
Inserting elastic using a safety pin.
Once I pulled the elastic all the way through, I sewed it in place on each side.
I put the dress on my dress form to pin and create a waistline.
I used elastic thread in my bobbin to create gathering in the waistline.
Next, I cut armholes.
I cut two fabric strips to create a tie on the back neckline. I sewed these on at the end of the elastic.
Lastly, I laid my new dress down and cut a curved hemline, creating a shorter hem in front with a longer backside. I did not hem because it is knit material and I prefer raw edges.
I added a belt to it and modeled away as my sons took pictures for me🙂
And I wore it on 4th of July!
Feel free to follow me on Twitter or Pinterest @Refashionmama or facebook