i’ve been filling up my pinterest sewing board with tons of fun projects, but not really doing any of them (shocking, i know).
as soon as i saw this fabric i knew what i’d use it for – this dress!
this tutorial was very well written and super easy to follow.
really, this is a beginner level project that just about anyone could do! i made a couple changes from the directions that helped me, so i thought i’d pass them along to you!
the directions say to cut the fabric to 1 1/2 times around your waist, and i made mine a little more than 2 times around. i found that i wanted it a little fuller, but also needed it fuller because the original measurement wasn’t quite wide enough at the base for me to take a full step.
i tried to make the skirt start up a little higher, but the weight of the fabric pulled the tank top and stretched it down a bit. turns out the lower waist was a good thing because i needed a little more length at the bottom.
the sash is also super fun with a tiny anchor print. i can also swap it out for another belt, but i really like the anchors!
i didn’t even hem the bottom. after i wash it, if its too short, i plan to add a border of the anchor fabric there.
i also want to make each of my girls one of these, too! it was so fast and easy to make – done in just a couple hours – not bad!