Make your own summer dress

Following on from the – the last post – here is another version of the easy triangle dress.

To re-state what I have probably said a few times in this blog, the variations when you make your own clothes are endless. This dress would make a perfect LBD or be equally at home on the beach. You could probably get away with a much lighter weight fabric. I liked the heaviness of this fabric as it keeps the dress solid and gives more shape to the A-line.

Fabric patterns or trims would give the dress that something extra. Maybe a ribbon trim at the hemline? Pockets? Contrasting colour ribbon for the shoulder straps? Top-stitching? Shorter hemline?
It’s up to you but options certainly are abundant.

The basic pattern is so easy and the fit is eternally flattering. Martha Stewart has a pattern here – dress pattern.

This is just the dress for when you are having a fat tummy day. In this version of the dress I rounded the neckline ever so slightly when I made the pattern for a slight variation.

To see a more recent tutorial and find a FREE sewing pattern, please click on – this link.

The Greenie Galleries at the top of this page have 100s of photos of older and newer projects showing multiple ways to make your own clothing and accessories. There are also ideas to recycle or upcycle.

See you soon,