I’m Mandy, and I’m relatively new to the blog world.
I’ve always been obsessed with crafting though, and I recently decided to document my artistic endeavors in blog form.
So far it’s been a fun adventure, and you can find more about that at
Mandy’s Yellow Corner.
Sewing has been my most recent obsession, and for a long time now [or at least a month. . .] I’ve been wanting to sew a dress.
I finally got up the guts to just do it.
For each, I folded the top over about 5 inches and pinned it.
Then I used elastic thread in my bobbin to sew five horizontal lines across the folded part- each about an inch apart:
I did this to both pieces of fabric and then laid them together, fronts facing in and pinned them along the sides.
I have to admit, there’s quite a bit of guessing work here :] Gage what size [or how tight] you would like the dress to be around the chest, and then just sort of tapper it out from there.
Sew along pin lines:
Then trim the extra fabric:
Now for the straps. . .
Out of the extra fabric, take a strip and cut to straps that are long enough to go over your shoulders. Mine were about 8 inches long and 1 1/2 inches wide.
Then just sew in the straps and. . .
Please let me know if there’s anything unclear in there. . . I’d be happy to clarify if you have any questions!