This dress was so easy to make using a jersey fabric, I've made a couple like it now and people can't believe how easy it is once I tell them the method.
First measure around the largest part of your body (for me this is my bum!) add one inch for seam allowance and a few more inches depending on how loose fitting you want your dress (I added four inches in total to my measurement).
Cut the width and height (depending on how long you want it - add around two inches on the length you want).
Lay out your fabric and fold the width in half then pin he open side.
All the measuring and cutting is the hardest part so you're on the home straight now (not sure why I used a sports metaphor!)
Anyways, sew a straight stitch all the way down the open edge then sew again with a zigzag on the outside, as close to the original stitch as you can - this is a very important step, jersey fabric doesn't sew too well and my first attempt at this style resulted in a small hole appearing around the bottom area - very embarrassing when it's pointed out to you my your father-in-law!!
But adding the zigzag keeps everything together!
Trim off the excess fabric.
Keeping the stitching on the outside, twist your fabric so the seam is in the middle. Place a top over the fabric and use as a guideline to cut to the bottom of the sleeves and pin across the top to the neck line. Not sure if that made sense, hopefully the picture will help!
Sew where you have pinned, turn inside out and you have a dress! It will look like a sack when you first put in on but it will be fine once you add a waist belt!
Depending on the fabric you've used you might need to add some hems but the fabric I used (a woolly jersey fabric) doesn't fray and I quite like the rolled up edges it produces.
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