Warning: do not attempt this dress if you are a perfectionist OR are uncomfortable "winging it"
If you do dare, this is what you'll get
I have some tips on how to make your adult version.
Measure your subject:
Cut rectangle of fabric by the width and length you measured.
Fold in half one way, then fold in half the other way so the very middle of the fabric is folded at a point.
Your fabric will now look like this:
Can you believe it will now look like this?
- make arm hole big enough
- the "armpit" of the shirt should be 1"-3" away from the body so the dress is a big without the belt.
- slightly angle side seam back away from body. The more you angle the seam back toward side edge, the fuller the dress will be.
- The heavier the knit, the less "flowy" it will be. On an adult I'd recommend a lightweight knit!! Mine was too heavy. It also doesn't flatter my 5 week post baby body.
- Try it on, fix if necessary! Too wide? take 3 minutes and make it less wide!
Finish neck, sleeve and bottom of shirt with rolled hem or however you want. Knit doesn't even "need" to be finished.
Finish the dress with a belt. I used a piece of knit a couple inches smaller than the waist. Sewed the ends together and finished edges with a rolled hem.
What do you think? Easy, but do you dare try? I'd love to see pictures if you make one!