Here’s another super simple dress pattern! I used Megan Nielsen’s Tutorial for this dress.
The fabric is chambray from Mood 🙂 I’m obsessed with the color!
I did have a problem with the elastic and the fit. I used a chambray fabric that was too heavy for the 1/4″ elastic that was suggested. So I seam ripped the whole elastic casing and put in 1/2 elastic – which helped a little, but I realized there was another problem.
Megan’s pattern calls for A LOT of extra fabric to make it really flow-y. Because my chambray was too heavy, I had to trim off excess fabric after I finished sewing the whole thing.
Here’s the dress pulled up on my shoulders a little bit, but I think the ruffles puff out a little too much.
Yes, yes I have KT Tape on my knee… it makes me feel like an olympian!! Turns out the hills in my town were a little too much for my knee – back on the treadmill for half marathon training.
I suggest these measurements for the body of the dress:
“Measure from right above your bust all the way around” (MN tutorial), then cut this number in half – to get a front/ back measurement. Add 6 inches to make sure it fits over your body and account for seam allowance (and keep it a little flow-y)
Mark the armholes as she said in the tutorial.
For the ruffle: I don’t think I made it as wide as she says in the tutorial, but I can’t remember what I did :/ I need to make another dress so I can figure this out.
This dress isn’t perfect because of those fit issues, but it’s pretty cute and perfect for summer – which apparently is almost over?? I guess I’ll wear it more next year.
And here’s just a pretty photo of the lake 🙂 I love where I live!