basic convertible dress

Added Jun 21, 2011

by ginasophia

Bridgeport, Conn...

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Description

I made this dress as an easy “i’m running out and am tired of jeans and white tee” outfit. It is 2 pieces and 4 seams. I can see this as a base for many accessories, I particularly love it with a belt. Ant it can be worn high as a baby-doll, low as a high-waisted skirt, or my favorite way as an empire style with a top cuff.

I also can see this in an assortment of fabrics and lengths, so I made a quick (like super duper quick) tutorial so you all can try this out as well!

Material Notes

jersey knit

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer, Fall
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Casual
Material
Knits/Jersey

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    Jul 29, 2011, 11.42 AMby reLYME

    About how much yardage did you use? I’m trying to figure out how much I would need to make this.

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    Jul 8, 2011, 03.03 PMby Sewing And Style

    love love love- genious simplicity!!!!! How much fabric did you end up using approximately- I think I am your size

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    Jul 5, 2011, 10.32 PMby zanne101

    Hope this doesn’t post twice – something weird just happened as I was writing this. Thanks for pointing me to the instructions tab – I clicked on the photo of the instructions instead of the tab. Some days I am so dense :-} I love this little dress. Have you worn it as a high waist skirt or empire with the little Tshirt tucked in? Or does that not work? I sort of remember something similar that Audrey Hepburn wore in one of her movies. Very versatile. Thanks

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      Jul 6, 2011, 04.36 PMby ginasophia

      I have worn it highwaisted with thin slim fitting shirts and camis tucked in, and it works fine without becoming rumpled under the skirt… i tend not to wear a lot of closely fitting bottoms and tops together, not do i really like wearing knits with knits so I didnt have any pics of it. it wouldnt work with the tshirt pictured above tucked in because that is a cropped top. I think because the skirt is 4 layers of knit when folded down it will hide the outlines of tucked tops underneath.

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    Jun 23, 2011, 10.02 PMby asf

    I definitely have one almost exactly like this in my closet (or maybe in my laundry hamper??) right now. I love it’s versatility.

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    Jun 22, 2011, 01.56 PMby turtlegirl00

    so excited to try this—it is adorable! could be dressed up or down—perfect summer dress! :)

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    Jun 22, 2011, 12.54 PMby masty

    Simple and gorgeous… I really like it!

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    Jun 22, 2011, 10.38 AMby loyl8

    thanks for the how to very cute

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    Jun 22, 2011, 01.48 AMby nattyjane

    Great dress! I really like the circle skirt and the photo of you twirling.

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      Jun 22, 2011, 09.04 PMby ginasophia

      thank you! I was doing my best not to fall and to get the skirt high enough for the timer lol!

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    Jun 22, 2011, 01.01 AMby Zyanya Walker

    gorgeous dress/skirt! it looks great on you and lovely with the tee. Thank you for posting the instructions, i think im going to make this :)

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      Jun 22, 2011, 09.03 PMby ginasophia

      i cant wait to see yours!

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    Jun 22, 2011, 12.53 AMby puffling

    Thanks for this. I’ve been thinking about how to whip up something like this, but I would not have thought to make a full circle skirt and then I would have been disappointed! I’ll post when I make mine too.

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      Jun 22, 2011, 09.03 PMby ginasophia

      i am more of a pants girl but circle skirts are enough fun to get me into a dress! i lo0k forward to your version :)

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    Jun 22, 2011, 12.07 AMby zanne101

    The PDF is cut off on the side and doesn’t show all the sketches and/or notes. This looks cute and easy.

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      Jun 22, 2011, 12.13 AMby ginasophia

      yeah, that is a burdastyle formatting issue. if you click on the instructions tab above the photo you can see the entire tutorial. good luck!

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