Tube dress come maxi skirt tutorial
I know I always say many of my tutorials are easy. But seriously, this is beyond easy. It requires TWO seams. That’s it!
The trick with this dress come maxi skirt is in the choice of fabric. I was given a huge bag of fabric by a friend. Amongst the
|Cut dress from fabric|
fabrics was this navy heavyweight cotton knit. It has a bit of stretch, is a nice weight – not too thin – and the edges don’t need hems. Perfect. It’s probably a Ponte fabric.
(Please ignore the tiny nick in the top left corner of my fabric in the photo. Not supposed to be there. The
|Stitch centre back seam|
fabric came with it)
You need: –
matching colour thread
You do: –
I’m not going to show a pattern because I cut this dress straight
|Fold over top and sew tube|
from the fabric. You need three measurements.
- Measure around your chest under your arms. Add 8 centimetres. That is the top width of your dress.
- Measure from under your arms to your knees. Add 5 centimetres. This is the length of your dress.
- Lastly take your first measurement and add 8 centimetres to get the width at the bottom of the dress.
|Tube dress with a belt|
bottom measurements. The length stays the same. Next cut the dress.
|Strapless Dress Pattern excludes seam allowances|
Measure your elastic under your arms to make sure it’s a snug – NOT tight – fit. Slide elastic into top casing and sew ends together.
P.S. A friend who has a daughter in the fashion industry kindly came back to me with the name of this fabric. It’s called one way stretch, jersey knit.