Friday, July 4, 2014

Sundress Tutorial with Measurements for Size 2/3T

Happy 4th of July!!! 
To celebrate, I wanted to share a tutorial on how to make this cute sundress. 
I will include the measurements I used for Macy's size, 
which is kind of in between 2/3T. 

It is pretty simple to make, 
only 4 pieces plus the bow is 5. 

2 straps
1 waistband
1 skirt
1 bow


I cut two pieces
12 x 2.5 in.
and sewed them in long tubes (spaghetti style if you remember that from elementary school)
right sides together, and then pulled them right side out

Same thing with the waistband, measuring
22 x 5 in.


Cut a piece of fabric 18 inches down selvage to selvage.

Do a long stitch and pull the ends to gather the skirt to the same length as the waistband.

Pin it evenly by starting in the middle and working in quarters/halves.

Sew below the gather, right sides together. Then flip the seam down/under to hide it inside.

Fold over once to hem both sides of the dress (since you used the selvage, it won't fray) 
Sew sides right sides together starting 3.5 inches down from the the top

Hem the bottom. 

Sew on straps symmetrically.
The straps for Macy's size are 7 3/4 in. visible.
I sewed the straps at the top and bottom of the waistband on the inside. 

Add an elastic and button. 

Hand sew on bow on the front. 
Measurements for the bow are :
12 x 5.5 in. for the tube
2 x 3.5 in. for the bow tie

 Sew inside out tube and cinch in the middle. 

And there you go!

Happy 4th of July!! 

Before you go and celebrate, check out my shop for this dress and more skirts.

This dress has been featured on SNAP!

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