My favorite thing about Spring?!
I LOVE how simple these flowers are....
Well, but since it felt a lot like spring these days, I am sharing a cute DIY today: The spring dress!
What you will need are simple things you might already have in your home:
An old shirt, pretty fabric, ribbon, scissors and sewing machine!
I chose an old Tank top with an elastic band below the breast.
First, cut off the part below the elastic band.
Then, take out a measure tape and see how long you would your dress like to be.
My perfect length is 55 cm.
Well, and I cut off the fabric at 60 cm length!
I am not sure how wide your fabric should be, but keep in mind it has to be at least wrapped once around your body! And (!) also keep in mind you want to build ruffles at the top of the fabric.
Now, take your tank top - leftover
and lay the fabric onto it, the "good" side facing the top!
Start folding ruffles and use pins to keep it in line.
Keep folding and pinning until you reach the and of your fabric/tank top!
So now, the most difficult part is over. :)
Since my tank top had an elastic band lining, I made sure I was sewing right below that elastic band line!
I'd suggest you use a Zig Zag stitch!
Once you have sewed all the way around the tank top, this is what it will most likely look like! :D
Now, turn the dress inside out and close the open right or left side!
The bottom of your dress might look a little messy right now, so fold the edges and use pins to hold it together!
Like this! :)
And now, sew along the line to make the bottom pretty.
After you have done that, you might want to add a pretty ribbon to your dress.
I chose a green satin ribbon.
And I only sewed it to the middle of the dress' back.
I didn't sew it to the whole dress because I wanted it to be like a belt! So I added a button to the one end of the ribbon.
And, while wearing the dress, I folded the other end of the ribbon onto the button and used a scalpel to cut a buttonhole.
:) My sewing skills are very basic, so nevermind if you are usually working more precise.
I like this dress!
And sorry for the not-too-classy pictures... It is raining today and I feel like the sun won't show very much! So light was pretty bad -.-*
But I hope to see some pretty dresses around here soon, right?!