Step One- Cut a rectangle of your rib knit and hem the top (1/2"). Measurements should be the length you need plus one inch, then the width you need minus one inch (so it stretches tight to fit and won't fall down!)
Step Two- Cut a rectangle for the skirt. Measurements should be the length you need plus one inch, and the width you need x4 for a nice full ruffle.
Step three- Hem the bottom of the skirt 1/2". I used a decorative stitch that reminded me of fireworks!
Step Four- gather the top of the skirt. Gather it so that it is several inches wider than the bodice.
Step Five- Attach bodice and skirt. Find the middle of the bodice and pin to the middle of the skirt. Then pin the edges. Then find the middles and pin again. You will stretch the bodice as you sew so that it matches up with the skirt. Be sure to use a zigzag or other "stretch" stitch on your machine.
Step Six- Match up bottom hem, waist hem, and top and sew top to bottom- voila, a dress! Now for straps.
Step Seven- Cut a long strip from your knit fabric- the ribs should be vertical if you lay the strap down horizontally. Pull it, stretch it, work it! Do this until it curls up like this photo:
Step Nine- Make two yoyo's and sew to cover where you attached straps. Sew buttons onto the center of the yoyo's. If you don't know how to make one, just google it, there are a million tutorials!
That's it! Check out my adorable models enjoying theirs this week!
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