Sorry to those of you who saw this post in your reader and then it disappeared! I had it up for a day or two and then Blogger took it away and it never returned! Did this happen to any you? It was frustrating to say the least!
Anyway, this is so long overdue! A few of you had asked for a tutorial on this dress but last weekend we moved from South Carolina to Atlanta so things got super busy! I tried to get this tutorial put up before we left but I ran out of time.
The Frilly Wrap Dress
You will need: (for a 18 month/2T size)
1 yard of fabric (you will use all of the 1 yard for a 18 month/2T)
3 coordinating buttons
Disappearing pen or marker
A dress or shirt that currently fits your child (but doesn't have a ton of stretch)
Fold your fabric over just far enough to cut the 2 back pieces and lay out your back pieces. Because we need some extra room for overlap with the buttons, give yourself about an extra inch on 1 piece and about 2 inches on the other. See how the one on the top has an extra inch on the side and the bottom one has 2 inches on the side?
Now you should have 4 pieces: 2 left side and 2 right side.
Now it's time to cut out the front bodice pieces!
Lay out your left and right front pieces on the fabric and tape them down.
Grab a ruler and measure the length of your bodice (mine was about 6 inches). Then decide where you want your buttons and mark them. I did 3 buttons (but you could do more if you wanted) so I made my button marks at 1 inch, 3 inches and 5 inches so they were evenly spaced.
Pull down you pull the needle bar down making sure it's between the 2 plastic prongs. If you're confused about what I'm talking about see the Easter dress tutorial for more pictures and an explanation of the needle bar.
With your longest straight stitch again, sew along the top of the skirt and leave the strings long. Pull the strings and gather the fabric so it meets up with the bottom of the bodice.
Sorry this is not a very good picture of this step!
Hope you enjoy! Let me know if you have any questions and I hope you have a wonderful day! Thanks so much for stopping by!