Egg-tra Egg-tra Read All About It: 2 - Hour Easter Dress
Hi there! Somehow I was convinced yet again to make my niece's Easter dress this year, and yet again it was done last minute. I took my happy behind to hobby lobby and grabbed a few items to make the process as painless as possible. Even though Hobby Lobby has a small fabric section, it is still my go to craft store for quick projects because I always find unique fabric in the seasonal fabric section. I also almost always find any patterns that I need, sewing notions, craft tools, and it's clean and organized. Needless to say, finding material for quick projects is a breeze in there. I made the dress last night and gave it a good press this morning and sent her on her way. Here’s how you can make one too!
Measure down six inches from top of neckband and mark a short straight line. Line your ruler up along the six inch mark and mark a straight line across the shirt. This will be your cutting line (your cutting line may need to be adjusted depending on the child’s height and weight). Cut off the bottom half of the shirt.
Place your iron on appliqué on the shirt and make sure that you like the design. Once you have settled on your design, fuse appliqué to t-shirt following package directions.
The skirt’s waist circumference should match circumference of the bottom of the shirt. Cut your two circle skirt pieces and sew the pieces together at the side seam. Finish the seams using your preferred finishing method.
Place the t-shirt inside the skirt. Line up the raw edge of the t shirt and top of skirt, with the right side of the t-shirt facing the right side of the skirt, pin in place.
5. You will attach the elastic to the bodice as you sew. Place the elastic on top of the skirt, and using a narrow zig zag stitch, sew your bodice and skirt together using a 1/4” seam allowance. Sew 1/2” past initial start point.
6. Your dress is almost finished, it just needs a hem. To finish you can either do a double fold hem and top stitch or you can decorate the hem with lace or rick-rack, which is what I did.
ADMIRE YOUR WORK!
Let me know if you try this, I would love to know if it was as quick and easy for you as it was for me.