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Vacation Sundress

Added Jul 18, 2011

by zsyzu

Placentia, Calif...






Needed a quick sundress for a weekend getaway and this was my solution. Two rectangles, and handy dandy elastic was all that was needed.

Material Notes

1 1/2" yards cotton, 1/8" elastic for waist and bust, thread




Garment Type
Beach, Casual, Other

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    Jul 22, 2011, 07.56 AMby Zane Tanqueco

    lovely as always=)

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      Jul 22, 2011, 01.14 PMby zsyzu

      Thank you! I hope you are well!

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    Jul 19, 2011, 03.10 PMby turtlegirl00

    this dress is adorable!!! and fun fabric!

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      Jul 19, 2011, 06.56 PMby zsyzu

      Thank you!

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    Jul 19, 2011, 01.45 PMby zsyzu

    Thank you! What I did was when I sewed the bodice and the skirt together I made the inseam 1 inch instead of the usual 5/8". Then I ironed it toward the waist and stitched another seam a 1/4" from the raw edge. That seam is actually sewn to the bodice which in turn will form the casing. I left an opening in the back to insert the elastic. In your daughter’s case you can just make a long tie of the same fabric which might be more comfortable. You can insert that through the opening and it’ll just tie like a pretty bow in the back. You may look on Youtube if I’m unclear or if there’s an easier way. I hope this helps! I’m sure it’ll turn out great!

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    Jul 19, 2011, 08.33 AMby Adrienne Hendrix

    Very cute! When you sewed the two rectangles together how did you finish the waist area for the elastic? I need to make a few of these for my daughter who is having surgery in a few weeks and needs comfy clothes that won’t be tight on her belly and this looks perfect. Thanks for your advise. I have the fabric ready just need a little encouragement and instruction on the best way to do it. Happy Sewing!

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