Sun dress from an old table cloth

This triangle shaped sun dress is so easy to make. I will admit I downloaded this particular pattern for free but I wish I hadn’t. This download version has four pattern pieces.

Hence the seam in the front of this dress in the picture. The easy version has two. The other reason I wish I hadn’t used a download pattern is … sizes vary from country to country.

I ended up making this dress too small and had to add two panels to the sides to make it fit. Recognise the tablecloth that got stained from a few posts back? I got two dresses out of it.

Basically this dress is a narrow triangle shape. You need to take your measurements and fit them to the triangle. Don’t forget to allow a seam allowance around the sides.

Cut the apex of the triangle off to make a neckline. Stitch the sides leaving a section un-sewn below the apex for your arms to fit through.

Hem the un-sewn sides pieces, then make a deep hem in apex part to allow ribbon to pass through for the shoulder straps. Hem the lower end of the dress or the hemline.

For a more recent version of this dress and a FREE sewing pattern – please click here.

To read more and see another version of this easy dress follow this link. And to see Martha Stewart’s version hit this link – easy dress pattern.

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,