Monday, July 5, 2010

Tank Top Dress Tutorial...

So, I first made the pink skirt by cutting an old skirt of mine and adding the elastic band at the top.  Then I used a black tank top that I had and I first tried it on Tori to see how much of the tank to cut off.  I marked it with a pin where I wanted to join the tank top to the skirt and then cut off a couple inches below that.
If you click on "elastic band" above you will see how to pin the elastic and then while sewing you will stretch and pull as you are sewing it to the tank top.  That's what I did after pinning the tank top all the way around to the elastic.




It's really simple actually and so cheap if you can find an old skirt you don't wear anymore.  I love these tank tops from Wal-Mart and they are only $3.
After I cut the pink skirt and made it smaller, I had some scraps of fabric leftover.  I used them to make petals for the top of the dress. To learn how to make these satin roses go HERE.

I then hand stitched them along with black crystally buttons to the tank top.
I LOVE how it turned out.  And here's my little model to show it off, ha.



6 comments:

tammy said...

Super cute.

And so is the model.

Misty said...

How cute!! My girls would be thrilled with one of these!

Thanks for linking @Creative Itch's "Sew Cute Tuesday"!

Andrea said...

Stunning!! I really love this dress. I hope you'll link up to Make It Wear It today at TheTrainToCrazy.com!

Kathryn said...

Very pretty!

KatieJ said...

That is so cute- I might have to try it for my girls, they are loving those dresses with the elastic bands.

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