I was really bored one night and had the urge to build a dress, but really didn't have a lot of time. While looking through my fabric, I remembered I had this. I couldn't figure out how to make the print match the design. And I came up with this. The convertible just was discovered once it was finished. I made mine just above knee length. Goodluck, have fun!
Measure a rectangle.
Width = between bust and waist measurement (Ex. Bust=35, waist=28, x=32/2=16)
I recommend for people with larger butts or hips, like me, to make the width between the hip and breast measurement and adjust the top in later steps (this part is noted).
Length = from shoulder to desired length.
Make sure to add at least 1 inch for seams.
Cut ***ON FOLD***
cut one of fabric and one of lining
Keep material folded, and measure about 9 inches from top on unfolded side down the unfolded side. Mark. Measure 5" from folded side across toward unfolded side. Mark. Cut from mark to mark.
Repeat with lining.
Measure 9" from top of folded side down folded side and mark. Cut from top folded side to mark on folded side. This makes the Tie for the shoulder.
Take Left over triangle pieces and cut excess off.
PERSONALIZE: You can add even more if you would like.
Repeat for lining.
Match up the 5" sides right sides together and sew. This is adding length to ties.
Repeat for Lining
PERSONALIZE: You can add length last minute if you want here.
PERSONALIZE: If you would like slits, make sure you cut them in now.
Make sure to repeat with lining.
Unfold, put right sides of fabric and lining together. Sew all the way around, but leaving a small hole about 1"-1/2" wide. Re-enforce areas of pivot points.
Pull Fabric through hole. Carefully close hole and sew.
Refold in half, right sides together. sew sides. Adjust in areas if needed. Leave a slit if desired.