Sometimes dresses are so gorgeous they can be intimidating to imagine making it yourself but just take a calm look. Their beauty is in the fabric and in the most simple way all you need to do is add a little basic sewing skill.
Featured: Empire waist dress with a ruched bodice and off-the-shoulder ruffled neckline and long sleeves with elasticized cuffs created by Notte by Marchesa
In many cases, your use of fabric as inspiration and the theme for the piece begins there. There are so many things you can do with luxurious fabric and a bit of elastic … who knows, you may become a famous dress designer one day!
You will need:
- 2 yds. of fashion fabric, 60″ wide
- 3 yds. of shirring elastic. 3/8″ wide
- 2 ¼ yds. of single fold bias tape, 1/2″ wide
- Coordinating thread
You may want to look at this FREE Halter Dress Pattern for Girls, too.