Hi ladies (and guys, because I have male followers as well :P) !I made a lovely little dress last night. I took me no time and was really apropriate for today's weather!
All I needed was 1 Bandana and 1 scrap t-shirt in matching color (the one I used was a really stretchy 100% cotton).
(I should request sewing scisor for my bday...)
First I took one of Mariann's tops as a guide for the lenght and ray of arm holes for the front piece. I drew a guide on a paper, and cut in in my scrap t-shirt x2
I then cut a strip as wide for the back, and 2 other strips to make the straps. They were about 2" wide and long enough to knot on the back of the neck (the longer the better I guess)
Folded my strap strip in half and sewn all the way, than flip in inside out x2
(I hate that part as well!)
I've placed my 2 front pieces on one another, placing the straps inside about 2½" apart.
Flipped it out.
...should give you something like that...
Then I smoked half the back piece. Yeah, I guess I got lazy. I think you'd be better smoking all of it.
I attached one side of the back piece to one side of the front piece, than the other.
(and of course while smoking my back piece I placed my label hehe)
than I cut my bandana in half, to make 2 rectangles
Setting my machine to the longest stitch (4) I've run my piece through my machine, the side that got cut not the finished one.
It gathered itself.
Now turn your top right side out and pin the first piece of bandana outside it.
No I didn't sew the pieces's side together, because...
I left the side open, with a bit of overlaping.
What is great about that is that your bottom & sides don't require finishing! :)
Finished product :)
It gives a really light summer dress :)
The cotton top is really comfy and the open side looks great to me.
Mariann loved it. I guess my reward is when she says "Waw! Bo Bébé!" (waw nice baby!) when I put it on her.
I was scared half a bandana wouldn't be long enough, but with the lenght of the top it was, yay!
Next time I'll get 2-3 more bandana for extra puffyness.