The measurements for the dress that I made are for a Girls size 2-3, but could easily be adapted to any size.
- 3 T-shirts
- T-shirt or tank top that fits
- Paper and pen
- Straight Pins
- Sewing machine
- Coordinating Thread
- Ribbon or double fold bias tape (I used 1 1/2 yds for this size)
- Safety pin
- Measuring tape or ruler
Use the T or tank to that fits as a template to make a pattern - measure from the front neckline to under the bust and add 2 inches for the horizontal measurement.
Fold the t-shirt you are using for the top in half, flip upside down and line up the pattern with the bottom of the shirt and cut out an armhole on the non-folded side (the bottom of the t-shirt will be where you thread the ribbon.).
Turn the area in the armhole under 1/2 inch and press. Stitch down on all sides. Stitch sides together.
For the middle part of the shirt measure from under the bust to the waistline and add 1 inch for for the horizontal measurement.
For the width, angle down slightly so is is wider at the bottom.
Pin and stitch to the top part of the dress.
The width should match the bottom width of the slightly angled middle piece.
Turn under 1/2 inch at the bottom and top stitch the hem down. Pin and stitch the bottom to the middle part
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