Saturday, March 24, 2012

Pin 37

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I started out planning on using an old tank I already had, but when I found the fabric I wanted to use for the skirt I decided to splurge and pick up a different colored one at Wal-Mart for $3.88.

This was really very easy and I made the whole thing in less than two hours.

I am a sucker for a good, comfy sundress. I live in them in the summer so this was perfect! The first fabric I picked out was too sheer and would need a lining so, even though it was beautiful and would have matched my old tank, I put it back because I knew in the summer I would regret that extra layer of insulation.  I used the recommended measurement of 1 1/2 times around the waist and it seems a bit full, but I can live with it. I may use a little less than that next time. And I say next time because I want to make the the short version, too. I played with the sash a little. I can't decide if I like it better in the front or back but it looks good either way. It has to have either the sash or a cute belt because without it it looks like a jumper my mom might have worn about 20 years ago!

Here is my finished project:

Not a great picture because I had to convince my sleepy husband to take the shot and I didn't get a good warning before the shutter went followed by a dead battery. I'll try to get a better picture soon.

Total cost:  $10.60

Total time: 1 hour 45 min

Final verdict: Totally cool and comfortable. I think I will get a lot of use out of it this summer! And you can't beat the price for a maxi-dress


  1. I was going to ask you if you had made that dress!!! It looked great (when you wore it on Sunday!)! Good job!!

  2. Lizzy,
    I was actually just shopping for fabric to make this dress and was striking out. It seems all the cute fabrics are silky and I didn't foresee that being a good choice for the summer. I was just envisioning staticky fabric clinging to my bubble butt. Not flattering.

    Did you use straight cotton fabric?