I am so excited to share this dress tute with you for two reasons. One, it’s for Spring which is just around the corner. Yay! And secondly, most of the tutorials I create are inspired by items I see in a magazine, online, while out shopping, etc. but this dress I dreamt up from scratch and I’m thrilled with how it came out. It was inspired solely by the fabrics, which I fell in love with. I adore the 70’s vibe of the colors so I named this dress the “Little Flower Child Sundress”.
This dress is made entirely out of strips of fabric so it’s a great beginner project. It does use some shirring but if you haven’t tried to shirr with elastic thread yet, now is your chance! I recently did a Basics Tute on Shirring on a Brother with Drop-In Bobbin. This is the shirring method I use every time and it yields great results.
- Marbled Stripe Jade Heirloom
- Rose Bouquet Amber Heirloom
- Tile Flourish Amber Heirloom
- Paisley Amber Heirloom
- The chest circumference just under the armpits
- Length from armpit to knee
Pardon the lighting for the some of the pics. I sewed this at night after the kids were in bed.
First, decide which order you want your layers in. Remember, the bodice piece will get shirred so I picked the most basic design for that piece.
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