- 3 yards of lightweight fabric (rayon works great)
- Matching thread
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To cut out your pattern pieces, you can use the figure above as a guide. I added in my own dress measurements, and since the dress is loose, it fits a handful of different sizes.
Step 1: Take your 2 front dress pieces and place them rt. sides together, stitch up in the center with 1/4″ seam allowance.
Step 2: Take your 2 back dress pieces and place them rt. sides together, stitch up in the center with 1/4″ seam allowance.
Step 3: Fold the front V of the dress down 1″, press in place. I added a tiny stitch down the very center to hold down the V in the front.
Step 4: Lay your front and back dress pieces rt sides together and stitch across the top shoulder seams with 1/4″.
Step 5: Open you dress up like the image above, and lay one of your sleeves on top rt sides together, matching the center sleeve piece with the center top sleeve seam of the dress, and pin down either side. Stitch up and around the shoulder sleeve with 1/4″ s.a. Repeat with second sleeve.
Step 6: Flip your dress inside-out and stitch from the bottom of the sleeve, up to the armpits, and down the side seams of the dress with 1/4″ s.a.
Step 7: Fold your WAIST TIE piece in half width-wise and stitch up one of the short sides and all across the top. Flip rt side out, press, fold the remaining raw edge under 1/2″ and stitch across to hold in place.
Hem the bottom of the dress as needed