Happy Memorial Day everybody! We're starting the weekend out right prepping for picnic down by the lake. Smoked sausage, grilled veggies, watermelon, and......a new dress!
I needed a super simple project just to get my toes wet. Something that would take less than 30 minutes, that would be amenable to a messy and unorganized sewing room AND that wouldn't require too much thought. This was the PERFECT project.
I picked up some of that pre-smocked fabric at Jo-Ann's. I didn't check the price ($19/yard??) but I did look at the flyer after I left and it's on sale this weekend (grrr). Whatever, time is money, right?
I knew the girls would love this pink flamingo fabric and I loved the preppy navy & pink combo.
All I did was hem the bottom (double fold 1/2" hem) then fold it in half, right sides together and sew it closed.
I had every intention of using extra fabric from the bottom to create straps but Eleanor liked the length AND wanted it strapless. But you can see she is holding it up, yes?
She measured 21" across the bust. I cut it 19" wide thinking that would be snug enough given a roughly 1/4-1/2" seam when I closed it. It was still loose. So, cut your fabric a good solid 3ish inches less than the bust measurement and that should be snug enough to stay up sans straps.
It's cute, right? Perfect for running around our tiny city yard!
Happy Memorial Day. Go hug a veteran or a soldier, would you?
I'll be hugging my vet.....T.I.G.H.T.