Andrea from foursquarewalls made. i love how it's simple, yet sassy. plus, i've been needing more dresses for summer so my wheels got to turnin'.
first off, i went to Girl Charlee to get some cute fabric for my new dress. i saw plenty that i liked but the striped fabric Andrea used really caught my eye. so i ordered two yards. i'll say, too, that Heather is awesome at providing high quality products and delivering fast!
i found Tally's Treasury while doing a search for a pattern i wanted to use for my dress and from her post it inspired me to make a dress without a pattern. so i went and grabbed one of my dresses that has a shape and fit that i love and traced that to make my new dress. so simple! why didn't i think of this before?! duh!
now that my farbic was in it was time to make my dress. to start, since my fabric is striped, i took the extra time to make sure all my stripes lined up. yeah it was a little tedious to do that but the end results were fantastic.
once the dress was finished i went back and added side pockets...using this great tut i found over at Tally's Treasury. first time for side seam pockets! i'm kind of obsessed now with doing side seam pockets since i know they are so easy! and for my pockets pattern i simply drew a shape along the edge of my paper and made it have a 6" opening. voila! that dress was simple enough!
and since i ordered two yards i had a little over 5/8 of a yard left over. what did i do with it, you ask? well i made a skirt of course! two garments, two yards of fabric!!
for my skirt i just did a simple a-line cut. i wanted to do a circle skirt but there wasn't enough fabric :( once again, i took the time to line up my stripes and i inserted side seam pockets. to finish it off i did a white elastic waistband. i got lazy and for my skirt i didn't do a hem.