I love every dress in this book! But at the moment I am of the philosophy if I sew it (like the cute little dress on the left) the warm weather will come and I have had Twinkle Sews: 25 Handmade Fashions from the Runway to Your Wardrobe open to this project since I got the book. I am a big fan of Twinkle since I got her first knitting book.
I like to recycle cloths...as I'm sure if you have read this blog before you know so...off to the stash.
I found a cute light blue tank and a nice soft (from lots of washing) dark gray large t-shirt. One of the things this project in Twinkle Sews: 25 Handmade Fashions from the Runway to Your Wardrobe talks about is mixing up the two fabrics that it's made from. I was using a light cotton and a jersey. The dress in the book if you click on the image to enlarge uses a "nude" fabric for the tank part and a fabric with nice drape for the dress part.
Now the book gives you full detailed and intricate wonderful patterns full of really nice details to sew this from new fabric (they are on a disk and you print them out from your computer) but I am just "winging it" 'cause that's how I roll.
I cut the sides of the t-shirt down to an "A" line shape.
Then I cut the t-shirt straight across the top.
This tank was way too wide for me so I put it on and pinned it on the sides to be a snug fit. I then stitched down the sides and trimmed off the excess fabric.
All that was left to do was a gather stitch across the top edge of the t-shirt (about a half inch from the top edge) and then to stitch the t-shirt to the tank top.
I will definitely be making more of the projects from this book! Probably the one on the right is next!