Tuesday afternoon, I took the same pattern from the square shirt to create a dress. Basically, from the end of the bottom of the armhole, I made a straight line with a ruler to an appropriate length of a dress. I like mine above the knee. I used one of my dresses in my closet as a reference. It's awesome how your clothes as home can be used as guidelines to create new clothes!
I finished it within a few hours so I could wear it to work. I'm pretty speedy when it comes to sewing since I've done it for so long. I always do this though, I cram a project in so tight but it always seems to work out in the end. Plus, when I'm working on one item, I like to enhance little details. This is the dainty little cotton dress that I finished last night! I love it! It's so comfortable and light. Perfect for summer and for layering up in the colder weather. Best thing: It's one of a kind! Made from a recycled breathable cotton. It's an easy pull-over-your-head dress with no closures. Fits from a small up to a large easily.
How can it fit from a variety of sizes?:
It's cut straight from the armholes making it roomy and a 'square' cut. The purpose of the belt loops helps you dress up and play around with different colored/textures belts to enhance your waist. **In the picture: I'm using a thrifted brown belt that fits my waist, but not my hips.**
There are leather straps accented on the sleeves to create a relaxed slouch look but hold some structure. There's a bunch of simple white stitching detail on the seams. I'd like to add more on the side seams tonight. I doubled stitched at the hem. I also added a leather hanging label with "BT" burnt into it.
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I'm a little worker bee. What have you been working on lately? Anything you're super proud of?