Just six seams and some hemming.
I found some gorgeous jersey fabric at a charity shop and decided to make myself a new summer dress. After looking for patterns online and finding none I really liked I made my own simple one. I've gotten lots of compliments on how nice this dress looks from people who have no idea I made it myself.
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Cut a large quarter circle on the none folded edge, and a smaller circle on the folded edge (the small circle should be only two or three inches from the folded point to where you start cutting - jersey stretches so don't worry if this seems small, plus you can cut it bigger if you need to later). Cutting the larger semi circle as shown will give you shorter sides as mine has - if you want the length even all the way round only cut the bottom left corner, miss the top left and bottom right from the picture left.
This should give you two pieces similar to the picture left. The vest I used had a neckline the same hight at front and back, but you may want/need to adjust yours by cutting in a lower neckline on the front piece. (I do recommend this if you're going to use bias binding - my dress is a struggle to get on and off as I left the neckline quite high - if yours turns out similar then consider adding a short zip in the back).
Optional belt: If you'd like to do the tie side belt I added, take some of your left over material, about 1 meter long (although the length can be longer or shorter as long as it ties round your waist). Fold it in half long ways (right sides together) and sew round the three open edges, leaving a gap for turning right side out. Once turned, seal the gap using a slip stitch. The short ends can be neatened with bias binding if you wish.