How toSimple Spring Girl’s Dress
10 steps
What you’ll need
1/2 yard bodice fabric and 1.5 yards skirt fabric
Fabric
10-12”
1” Elastic
Take your measurements! I’m using a 5” bodice and 25” skirts.
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Cut a 2” strip for the straps and a 5” strip for the bodice. I prefer to use a rotary cutter.
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Cut your 5” strip in half (22” long). Fold the other half in half again and round the edges (11”)
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To make straps, fold the 2” strip in half to find the middle. Fold the top and bottom in and sew.
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Pin your straps in place in between the bodice pieces (right sides together!). Flip, and topstich!
5
Cut two lengths of your skirt length. My skirt is 25” long so I cut two 25” pieces.
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Gathering hack! Place bobbin in without tension, top tension at highest, stitch length at longest.
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Match the gathered skirt length to the bodice and back piece and pin in place.
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Thread the elastic through the back using a safety pin. I used 11” of elastic. Sew ends in place.
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Sew up the sides right sides together and hem the bottom!
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