It's been a while since I did a weekend project post! I thought I would share this dress that I made following my Shirred Dress Tutorial. The steps are basically exactly the same but I wanted to show you how I adapted it to fit an adult! I was severely lacking is maternity clothes so I thought I would whip this up for something cool and comfy for the warmer weather. And this fabric was so bright and cheerful that I think it suits this style perfectly!
Hope you enjoy!
I found this fabric in the discount bin at my local Fabricland. It was a full meter and only cost me $2.12. There was the tiniest little hole at the bottom but I mean for $2, I'll take it!
For this dress, I didn't want it too tent-like so instead of doubling my chest measurement like I usually would, I decided just to use the 60" and that way I could really utilize what I had.
Following my shirred tutorial, I started stitching about 3/8" away from the edge of my fabric. Since this is an adult sized dress, you could space the shirring rows further apart. This part took little while to complete, I think in total I spent 40 minutes just stitching my rows, but once you get into it, it's nice mindless work.
In total I stitched 18 rows. After I was finished, I tied off all my elastic threads and did a narrow zig zag stitch up the back seam to close the dress. I then finished off the edges.
My hem is a little messy, but since this project is just for myself I'm not going to be too picky! I zig zag stitched the raw edge of my hem, turned it up 1/2" and stitched in place.
I love these simple to make projects that I can finish up in an hour or two. I think next time I will make a shorter version to wear as a cute strapless top!
Thanks for reading and let me know what you think in the comments below!