Tuesday, June 14, 2011

The Other Summer Dress

A few of you have been asking about the "other summer dress":

 Want to know how I did it? Its super easy.

While I have your attention, Have you seen my FACEBOOK page? I'll keep you updated on my blog and let you know about lots of fun extras. 


Read on for the tutorial!

OK for the tutorial:
(sorry it was a "trial and error and more trial and more error" dress so there aren't any pictures :P )

You are going to want to check out the tutorial for the grey dress. (I answered a few questions that you guys had.)

You are going to do the same thing that you did for the grey dress but its going to be a little bit shorter because you want it to be the length from your ribs to the floor.

Now you are going to take a bikini top that you have and trace the triangles. I took the strings out and laid it flat. I cut two pieces and then sewed them matching sides in then flipped it right side out.

Now you are going to pin them to the top of the skirt. You are going to want to pleat or ruffle it as you sew/pin so that the top will be more of a "cup" and wont be flat so your boobies fall out the side :P Now sew them down.

(When you trace your bikini top it, the bottom of the triangle will probably be curved. This will help make that "cup" when you pleat it.)
Now you are going to make the belt that goes across. You can use this tutorial for the headwrap I made. Just make it a little bit longer.

I made it long enough to wrap it around and tie it in the front. You don't have to make it that long. You can just have it tie in the back if you like.
Now that you are done sewing your belt, just wrap it and tie it. You can sew it down and the top of the skirt if you like. I would just sew it around the front to allow the elastic to stretch when you are putting it on and off. ...or breathing :)
So I hope that was easy enough for you guys to understand. I'd love to see photos of anyone who makes a dress! Let me know if you guys have any questions. 

(and don't forget to check out my Facebook page <3 )


  1. Looks great on you! I haven't had the courage to wear a maxi dress yet, but it's definitely one of my summer goals.

  2. Love this dress! I featured it on my facebook page. http://www.facebook.com/pages/My-Girlish-Whims/187270901311261

    Thanks for linking up to Your Whims Wednesday! Hope to see you again this week :)

  3. Letitia said
    I love long dresses and to be able to make one like these will thrill me. Thanks for taking the time to upload a tutorial.

  4. Hi: I just discovered your site and I can't believe how talented you are. I downloaded the "Lace Back Top", the "Other Summer Dress" and the "Super Easy Summer Dress". I have a daughter-in-law and two granddaughters who will love all of them. I've now registered with your blog so that I will be able to recieve any future items and can't wait until I get them. I want to thank you so much for being so generous as to share your wonderful talent with those of us who can only copy them because we have no imagination of our own.

  5. I absolutely love this dress! I was directed to your site via "All Free Sewing" and saw your grey tube dress, but when I saw this one my mouth dropped! I love the color combination...beautiful job!!


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