here. Click here to read the second, third and fourth edition of this series.
As I was bouncing of ideas for this edition in my head, I thought back to what I made when I started sewing again. Duh!....why didn't I think of it earlier. It was a supecute halter-neck dress with a lined bodice. It looked great on little one and was pretty easy to make. You can make this either halter neck or with criss-crossing ties on the back. I will be providing instructions for both.
Fabric: 1 yd if using single color
1/2 yd each of two co-ordinating colors if using 2
Grosgrain Ribbon: 3/8 inch wide : A little over one yd ( 1/2 yd. if making halter neck)
Elastic: About 6 inches
1 cute button, if you're making halter neck
Regular sewing supplies: Scissor, pencil ( washable marker), measuring tape
1. Measure the child around the waist: lets call it W.
W1 = (W/2) + 2 inches
W2 = 1.5 W
2. Measure the child from where you want the neckline to start and where you want the bodice to end. Lets call it B. Add one inch to it. Lets call it B1
3. Measure the length from where bodice ends and where you want the dress to end.Lets call it S. Add 1 inch to it...this is S1
(You can also use this line as is, but I feel a curved neckline on bodice looks better. I have also see convex
curve on bodice as well and that also looks good, you can go with conve curve if you like it better.)
Mark 3 inches from the ends of bodice on the curved line, on all 4 ends.
Now place the two bodice pieces one over the other right sides together.
any of the seams. Snip out the peak of triangle too, but leave at least a small seam allowance, if you cut too close, there's a chance that, ribbons may come undone.
Now lets work on the skirt:
Leaving about one inch gap from one of the ribbon loops.