I made this dress to accommodate my growing belly, but wanted it to fit afterwards as well. I admit that it is a bit of a “cheat” - the top is from my closet (originally store bought), I just added the skirt to the bottom! I have done this on numerous occasions, it saves time and can make the ensemble look more “high end” and less “homemade”.
Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate sewer.
Made from reused top and sustainable bamboo fabric
How to Guide:
Get out a pad of paper to keep track of your measurements!
On the diagonal
Check point – try it on!
Close it up
Your piece of fabric should now resemble a skirt and can be secured to your top.
Dress it up
Check point – try it on again!
You do not have to add a band, but I find that it gives the garment a more finished look. It also helps to cover any uneven stitch lines – especially on stretch fabric that likes to pucker!
Grab your heels, dawn a hat and wander over to a warm summers evening garden party.