While organizing my fabric stash, i stumbled upon 2 remnants from previous projects – the end of a skirt that i had chopped off to shorten a store-bought piece, and a skirt lining of a previous early project that hadn’t worked out.
The skirt fabric is hardy yet stretchy and would make a great bodice. So the two ends are folded back and sewn.
You’ve got the circle/square skirt now.
Line up all the 4 corners of the square after folding into quarters. Cut off the triangle to give the hem more edges and a less handkerchief skirt look.
Create a narrow hem all around the edges of the skirt except for the circle that will be connected to the top.
Since the fabric for the top isn’t very long, a strip of wide black ekastic is used for the waistband. Sew waistband to top right side facing. Then on the other edge of the eladtic, sew the skirt and lining. Wrong side facing lining and skirt. Right side daving for skirt and elastic.
Unlike regular skirt linings, this one has a v shaped opening to accommodate easy stepping in and out of the wraparound dress.
I wanted some kind of sleeves and found a rectangle of remnant fabric that would work. Make a tube that is long enough to go around your shoulders. Mine were just a tad short.
Pin on the top of the wrong side of the bodice. Sew in the front and back.
I want the sleeves to hook on to bra straps (bkack ones, if course) so sone snaps were hand sewn on.
The dress is reversible. The collar/sleeves opening can be in front or behind.
The collar/sleeves can be changed if i ever want a diffetent look. What would you do with the collar/sleeves?