A few bright-eyed viewers of my Why Not Thrift video have asked about the marvelously patterned dress sharing the screen with me…
Just in case you missed it, here’s another a look at my awesomely shareable video:
Didja spy the groovy dress?
That fantastic salute to the seventies is a snap to create so let’s get making!
Snag a long, rectangular piece of fabric that wraps comfortably around your body.
I thrifted that gorgeous piece of vintage polyester, yay!
Fold the fabric in half lengthwise with right sides facing and lay it on a flat surface.
Grab a loose fitting maxi dress (or a tank top & long skirt), fold it in half lengthwise and place it on top of the fabric with the folded edges lined up.
I used this dress which I had previously made from a jersey bedsheet using a tank top & skirt as a template.
Chop out the basic shape of the maxi dress from the non-folded edge leaving a few extra centimeters for seam allowance.
Cut out the neckline shape as well and mark the front of the dress fabric with a pin if a V-neck is desired.
Unfold the fabric and your dress is ready to stitch together!
Sew the shoulders and sides together (remember to leave those armholes open!)
Chop out the desired shape for the front of your dress neckline.
Hem or bind the raw edges and your dress is complete!
Get my easy bias binding method here.
Should you have any fabric leftover go ahead and create a simple sash belt that doubles as a funky coordinating headband!
Stylishly comfortable awesomeness!