Monday, August 2, 2010

Dress tutorial...

Taylor is the little cutie on the right, and I'll show today how I made her dress.  Below I had a yard of fabric that I cut at a slight angle on both side and then matched the right sides and sewed them together. Below you can see what it looks like when I turned it back right sides out.  I have a surger so I surged the top and bottom to leave a finished edge.
Next I turned over the top about an inch and then sewed all the way around and left a 1 inch opening and inserted elastic with a safety pin on one end.  I used the pin so that I could pull it along through to the other side.  Once I had the desired stretch I closed the opening.  Then I sewed some straps using some blue velvet ribbon.  I also hemmed up the bottom edge.
Next, I took some black lace and sewed the edge of it to the wrong side of the elastic edge that I just made.
So when you are done and flip your fabric back the right way it should look like below.  I only used the lace on the front half of the dress.
Flip your fabric back to the wrong side.  I used  1 inch ribbon and pinned it about 10 inches from the top all the way around the dress.  I sewed close to the edges on both sides, but left an opening again to insert elastic.
You can see below how I have the safety pin attached to the elastic and you insert it into the ribbon opening.
Once it's pulled all the way through you can pull it as tight as you need it, sew the two elastic ends together and then sew the opening shut.
Such a sweet and simple dress, hope you try it!

8 comments:

PineyWoodsMommy said...

Super cute! I love the fabric pattern and your blue toes! :)

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