sweet simple and chic
a simple summer dress.
Measure your bust line using a measuring tape.
I will use 38 inches as an example.
Add 2 inches to your number.
Go to your local fabric store, like Joann's, and look for fabric that has the elastic ruching at the top [like maxi dresses].
Purchase 40 inches of that [example].
If fabric is longer, cut to desired length, but make sure you leave about an inch seam allowance.
Hem your bottom first:
With the inverse side of the fabric facing you, fold over the hem 1/4 of an inch, and then another 1/4 of an inch. Pin with pin needles as you go.
Using your sewing machine, sew an edge stitch closer to the fabric, not the hem. Take out pin needles as you go.
When you're done hemming, do the same to close the dress.
Make sure to stitch on the wrong side of the fabric.
You should probably hem at 1/2 and not 1/4 if you want your dress to be tighter.
Turn your dress inside out.