I am slowly but surely making a dent into my striped fabric.
I have this dark navy and oatmeal wide striped piece that I hadn’t used any of, and decided it would make a cute dress. So I got to work:
I have to admit, it turned out better than I thought it was going to. Originally I planned to make it a little looser and have an elasticated/shirred waistline but it came out a bit more fitted, so that was unnecessary!
I think it is more flattering this way. (Unless you are super skinny…)
The best part? IT WAS SO EASY!
It is just a quick pattern using your favorite tee, with 4 seams and hemming.
The hemming was magically easy, because I used this technique
The hardest part was dealing with the stripes.
About 1 1/2 -2 yards of wide knit fabric
Your favorite Tee (Preferably sort of loose)
Steam A Seam
Sorry, if this is a confusing step.
You will want to fold your fabric in half lengthwise, and then each half, you will fold in half again. Line up the pattern piece on each of your secondary folds. Hopefully that makes sense!
At this point, you will want to try it on. I had to adjust my front neckline and make it much lower than I had cut previously. I also needed to cut a bit off of the arm length. So I just cut away. Just remember that when you hem, it will be lower/shorter, so don’t cut off too much!
Go here to see the cool hemming technique using Steam-A-Seam. It worked like a charm! I did it with the neck, arm and bottom hems.
Add a skinny belt and you are good to go!