I’d like to welcome the fabulously, talented Mandy from Mandy’s Yellow Corner.
I’m actually over there today sharing a tutorial on the fun, fall garland that I shared yesterday in my Fall Decor Post so after you visit here, come check it out.
My name is Mandy, and I’m visiting from my site
Mandy’s Yellow Corner.
Allison is just a dear to be blog swapping with me today!
She and I met through blogging,
and quickly discovered that we have so much in common…
I’m really hoping that her husband gets stationed out here in Colorado at some point so that we can be real life friends!
Yup, I live in Colorado with my hubby and our puppy dog…
Or this fun Pottery Barn Inspired Tutorial,
And in getting ready for fall, I just shared how to make this Simple Fall Wreath
Today I’d like to share an easy peasy dress tutorial with you.
It’s 10 simple steps… I seriously made this one in about an hour!
1. Cut out two pieces of fabric.
Mine were 3.5′ x 2.5′, but exactness really doesn’t matter in this project. Gage how long you would like your dress [and add several inches beyond that to have room to hem it].
2. Using one of the cuts, fold over and iron about a 2 inch seem on the top [the 2.5′ side]. Secure with pins.
3. Time for the elastic thread…
If you’ve never used it before, don’t worry- it’s not difficult!
You put it in the bobbin and sew it into the underside of the fabric.
Then afterwards you iron it and the heat makes it scrunch up.
Easy, right? :]
You’re going to have to wind your bobbin with elastic thread by hand.
I learned by trial and error that the tighter you wind it, the more it will scrunch in the end. . . so I suggest winding it pretty tightly!
Sew straight lines across the width of the fabric spaced about 1/4 inch apart. I sewed 6 of these lines:
5. Iron over the elastic stitching to make it shrivel up.
6. Pin the two halves together, front sides facing each other:
7. Sew the two halves together [you will want to switch the bobbin thread back to regular thread at this point!]
You’ll probably want to taper the dress out as you go along, but I wanted to give my dress a “bubble” feel, so at the very end I rounded the seam back inwards like this:
8. To make straps, cut two strips of fabric, each 20″x3″. Fold it each across so that they are 20″x1.5″ and iron the crease. Then stitch all the way along the open edge:
And thanks again to Allison for letting me make myself at home on her blog today!
She’s so super talented… but I guess ya’ll already know that! :]
Thanks for sharing it with us Mandy!