Halley’s Plan B Dress April 19, 2012 – Posted in: clothing, dress, Easter, girls clothes, sewing, tutorial
Pin all the way around the top, lining everything up…
Sew in place. If you flip it, now it should look like this…
But, wait! We need the straps! You probably could have put some of them in before sewing, but I figured it was enough to worry about getting everything lined up. So, turned it inside out and seam ripped a little to put the strap and a tie in like so…
I tried the dress on her first to get the angles- you can do that or just estimate from this picture.
For the back side, I did the tie the same way, but the strap I just inserted from the right side.
Then I topstitched the back to hold it in place. (Don’t look too close! My totpstitching stinks!)
I added a ruffle at the bottom, too, for more length and more white to match the other dresses. It is just a strip 6 inches by about 90 inches pressed in half, gathered, sewed on, and topstitched. Kinda basic, but if you have any questions, let me know!
I also used some scraps to make her a cute, rolled rosette fabric headband. You can find tutorials on those everywhere… just do a search for it.
I hope this one is a lot more clear than yesterday’s Bubble Dress Tutorial. It is a totally different style. Just like my girls.
Well, that wraps up my Easter dress posts for this year… four dresses, four colors, four styles, four sweet girls! Thanks so much for letting me show all of them off a bit! =)