Have you been to the mall lately? Summer clothing is coming out and it seems dresses and skirts are big for women this year. The light dresses with fun colours that I have noticed.
Now, I have to start off with I am cheap when it comes to clothing... But I also don't want to work too hard to make clothing (sometimes). So here's my summer dress that cost me $2 and 10 min to make!
Let me show you how it's done.
First grab a top that fits snug/comfortable on you.
Then lay it on the fabric double sided with right sides together.
Cut along the top while gradually going outwards down to how ever long your toes goes until. You can draw lines too... if your too scared to cut. (I sure was)
Next sew the top of the shoulders together right sides together. (When sewing a stretchy fabric remember to slightly stretch the fabric so it doesn't wave. (I only took this photo after being finished the dress... So your looking at the centre seam is what connects the shoulder together)
Next sew along the edge of the dress. (I have a surger, but it would work just fine if you zigzaged the edge)
Finally double fold the arm holes and sew along the edge.
I like leaving the bottom unsewn as it won't fray and leaves a wispy feeling.
Sometimes I cut the bottom at an angle and sometimes I cut the front shorter then the back in a 'u-shape' Can you see the u-shape?
This was by far the most fun project I have made as it was incredibly fast, cheap and fixing a need that I had... the wanting of a light summer beach dress!
Happy sewing and thrifty living!