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:
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