Jun 21, 2015

Simple Summer Sundress - 30 Days of Sundresses

I am so excited to participate in Melly Sews 30 Days of Sundresses!  For the series, I decided to sew a girls sundress and came up with a really simple little dress.  And I have a free pattern in sizes 2-6 to share with you!



Curious about the 30 days of Sundresses?  Every year, Melissa, of Melly Sews, hosts this incredible series for the entire month of June.  It is 30 days of free sundress patterns and tutorials for both girls and women, 30 DAYS!  She also has some great giveaways going on all month, this week she has a mystery box full of sewing goodies up for grabs, make sure you go enter!




This little dress I am sharing is a really quick, easy sew.  It features a slightly curved V neckline in the front, and an elastic back with straps that tie at the shoulders.



The skirt is not too full and it hits right about the knee.  It is easy to throw on and perfect for summer play!


This dress is a really quick sew and takes just over 1 yard of fabric!  In just a few days, you could have a whole wardrobe of summer dresses for your girl!


Want to make a sundress? Great! Here is how....

You will need:
  • 1.25 yard of fabric.  Anything lightweight works, quilting cottons are great...or try something like voile, seersucker, lined eyelet, or lawn.  
  • 1/4 yard of lining fabric.
  • 1 yard of 1/2" elastic.
  • Basic sewing supplies.
  • The dress pattern that you can download in sizes 2-6 HERE.

Use the size chart below to determine which size to sew.


 Use your pattern to cut one main bodice piece and one bodice lining piece on the fold.  Then cut the other pieces according to the chart below. (All measurements are in inches and are width x length)


Start by sewing your straps.  First, fold one end down 1/2" towards the wrong side.  Next fold the strap in half wrong sides together and press.  Unfold and then fold the raw edges into the crease.  Refold on the center crease and sew along the edge to create your strap.  Repeat with the other 3 straps.  Place your two back straps aside (the longer ones).



Pin your front straps in place on the right side of your bodice between the strap markings on the pattern piece.  Baste the straps in place.


Place your lining on top of your main bodice (right sides together), the straps should be sandwiched in between.  Sew along the top with a 1/2" seam allowance as shown below.  



Clip the corners and notch the curves.  Turn the bodice right sides out and press.  



Gather the top edge of your front skirt piece do it is the same width as your bodice.



Move your lining out of the way and and sew the bottom of the main bodice to the gathered skirt, right sides together, with a 1/2" seam allowance.



Press the seam towards the bodice.



Fold the bottom of the bodice lining up 1/2" towards the wrong side.  Set this dress front aside.



Find the center of your skirt back.  Place your back straps 5" from the center on each side.  Baste the straps in place on the right side of the fabric.



Place the back lining along top of the skirt back, right sides together.  Sew with a 1/2" seam allowance.



Press the lining up and press the bottom of the lining 1/2" towards the wrong side.



Press the lining down and sew along the folded edge.  Then create 2 channels for your elastic by sewing 5/8" from the line you just sewed and 5/8" from the top edge.



Using a safety pin, guide your elastic through your casings, sewing the ends in place on both sides.



Lift your front bodice lining out of the way and pin your dress front and back together.  The top of the dress back should line up with the top of the main bodice front and the bottom of the back lining should ling up with the front dress seam.  The skirt bottoms should line up.  Fold the front bodice lining down over the top of the dress back, keeping the lining bottom folded up.  Sew the side together with a 1/2" seam allowance, finish the seam with a serger or zig zag stitch.



Repeat the previous step to sew the other side of the dress.



Flip the front bodice right side out.  Stitch the front lining down either by hand or machine.  Hem the dress with a 1" hem allowance.



Woohoo!  Your dress is done!  


Thanks for stopping by! And don't forget to swing by Melly Sews to enter the giveaway and check all the great stuff going on for 30 days of sundresses!

48 comments:

  1. What a great dress tutorial and so easy to understand - thanks for sharing and well done to your cute 'model' :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Great Article. Thank you for sharing! Really an awesome post for every one.

      IEEE Final Year projects Project Centers in Chennai are consistently sought after. Final Year Students Projects take a shot at them to improve their aptitudes, while specialists like the enjoyment in interfering with innovation. For experts, it's an alternate ball game through and through. Smaller than expected IEEE Final Year project centers ground for all fragments of CSE & IT engineers hoping to assemble. Final Year Project Domains for IT It gives you tips and rules that is progressively critical to consider while choosing any final year project point.

      JavaScript Training in Chennai

      JavaScript Training in Chennai

      Delete
  2. Adorable! I've got a Craft Gossip post scheduled for tomorrow morning that links to your tutorial: http://sewing.craftgossip.com/?p=83115 --Anne

    ReplyDelete
  3. I love sewing easy summer dresses for little girls and this one is so sweet! It's got the perfect bodice for a cute applique, too. Thank you!

    ReplyDelete
  4. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Very nice and easy to follow tutorial. I made a dress following your pattern (https://aaseevana.wordpress.com/2015/09/18/summer-dress/). Thank you very much :-).

    ReplyDelete
  6. Merci pour ce joli modèle!! très agréable et simple à faire grâce à vos explications et vos photos.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Just curious, but couldnt you use elastic thread instead of elastic and casings?

    ReplyDelete
  8. Thank you for sharing the tutorial! It's very detailed!
    imgrum

    ReplyDelete
  9. The dress came out beautiful. My granddaughter loves it. will send a picture to you personally.

    ReplyDelete
  10. It is a very interesting and amazing message, which allows you to get full knowledge at all times with new knowledge through the best and most complete website
    Norton setup provides you the highly secure antivirus software that protects your PC and Laptops from threats, viruses, and Malware. install the software on your Devices by visiting: norton setup enter Norton setup product key to introduce the advanced features in your system which secures your data with high-security protection against malware and viruses.

    ReplyDelete
  11. It was really nice reading your blog. if you are using Quickbooks software and got any kind of issue then contact at Quickbooks Tech Support for help they will guide you with the best service.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Really great article, Glad to read the article. It is very informative for us. Thanks for posting.Norton™
    provides industry-leading antivirus and security software
    for your PC, Mca, and mobile devices Visit @: - McAfee.com/activate | norton.com/setup | McAfee.com/activate

    ReplyDelete



  13. To install office setup you have to select the downloaded file otherwise insert the office setup CD disc. If you use the CD disc then you have to enter the Office Product Key for authorizing it. After selecting the downloaded file you have to run or setup this file on your computer.

    office.com/setup

    ReplyDelete
  14. To get protection, download, install and activate norton setup with 25-digit alphanumeric product key at norton.com setup. In case a new user, then create an account or log In by entering email address and password.

    ReplyDelete
  15. Norton is a reputed and cost-effective antivirus suite company which offers protection so that

    no virus can damage your computer. It also provides many other products and services apart

    from antivirus.

    norton.com/setup

    ReplyDelete
  16. office.com/setup - Easy guide to install office setup at www.office.com/setup Online. Get Started with MS Office Setup at office.com/setup.

    ReplyDelete
  17. www.trendmicro.com/downloadme For Trend Micro Download , you must create a Trend Micro account from trend micro that can help you in smooth Trend Micro installation.

    ReplyDelete
  18. www.norton.com/setup USA, Download & install Norton setup product key. Norton.com/setup login for norton.com/setup activate & wwwnorton.com/setup Key
    http://wwwnortonnorton.com/setup/
    norton.com/setup
    norton.com/setup
    norton.com/setup

    ReplyDelete
  19. Microsoft Office setup has a wide range of products once swing features at www.office.com/setup or office.com/setup. These versions swell office setup.
    office.com/setup

    ReplyDelete
  20. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  21. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  22. Thank you because you have been willing to share information with us. we will always appreciate all you have done here because I know you are very concerned with our. simple WordPress themes

    ReplyDelete
  23. Norton is a reputed and cost-effective antivirus suite
    company which offers protection so that no virus can damage
    your computer. It also provides many other products and
    services apart from antivirus.
    norton.com/setup

    ReplyDelete
  24. Norton is a reputed and cost-effective antivirus suite
    company which offers protection so that no virus can damage
    your computer. It also provides many other products and
    services apart from antivirus.
    norton.com/setup

    ReplyDelete
  25. Online Purchase:– To get it on the web, one can visit the Norton Website and can buy any of the Norton Setup thing. For that, you can visit Norton.com/Setup. Customers gets their thing key by systems for email.

    ReplyDelete
  26. Before proceeding with the process of downloading and installing norton setup that goes by the URL www.norton.com/setup, please ensure to have all the necessary components in hands for a smooth installation.

    ReplyDelete
  27. office.com/setup-Nowadays businesses are not restricted by geographical barriers, which calls for a universally used program in every office premise. This is where Microsoft Office comes in as it is used widely in the offices all around the globe. Every industry and sector avails the esteemed apps and features of MS Office; be it schools, hospitals, offices, or banks. Microsoft Office also known as Office is a family of premium customer software manufactured and distributed by Microsoft.

    ReplyDelete
  28. Sign in to enter your item key, get to your record, deal with your membership, and stretch out your Norton security to PC, Mac, Android, and iOS gadgets. On the off chance that you don't as of now have a Norton account, make one today. Welcome to Norton . Sign in to enter your item key, get to your record, deal with your membership, and stretch out your Norton security to PC, Mac, Android, and iOS gadgets.For more information visit norton.com/setup

    ReplyDelete
  29. mcafee.com/activate-McAfee is an America based multinational enterprise that provides top-notch computer security programs. The need for computer security software has increased with the surge of internet users worldwide. McAfee offers premium-class web-security programs that help your system stay protected from various online threats.

    ReplyDelete
  30. norton.com/setup-Norton is undoubtedly the best antivirus software developed by the Symantec Corporation. It is available for every device like Mac, Windows, and even Android, as well. Most importantly, it offers lots of advanced features that include three types of scans (Quick, Full system, and Custom scan), and speak to the real person in support as well.

    ReplyDelete
  31. office.com/setup - Most companies require an ultimate program to manage and create patterned data for their business performance and records. Even if you are a working individual or entrepreneur, you can still use Office for managing your work report and daily performance, such as using Excel to maintain your daily or monthly business revenue or profit. Moreover, you can use Excel spreadsheets to record your daily business expenses, and then you can refine your budget and deals to get the best ROI. Office is a productivity tool that can help you in understanding, analyzing, recording essential business data. 

    ReplyDelete
  32. AVG TuneUp is an ultimate feature of AVG antivirus, which works as a PC optimization tool. It scans your PC so that issues can be recognized www.avg.com/retail . Downloading AVG tuneup from avg.com/retail may ask you for some of the permissions that you need to enable. AVG PC TuneUp is one of the additions and advanced features of AVG antivirus, which is available for unlimited devices. One can get the feature from www.avg.com/activate that you can install avg with license number having PC tune-up. It is available for Windows yet.If your system has not the setup, then avg download and activate it.

    ReplyDelete
  33. How cute is this... adorable designs... Thanks for sharing with us i will also try to stitch these designs. If anybody is looking for the best antivirus software to protect there DATA from the unwanted viruses so install and download the office setup or visit on office.com/setup

    ReplyDelete
  34. first of all visit the website/URL www.trendmicro.com/downloadme and proceed trend micro download on your computer. Being the simplest antivirus program, Trend Micro offers multiple online and offline threat protection features that the user should try once. Creating a trend micro account at www.trendmicro.com.au download, allows users to put in the TrendMicro setup in multiple devices including PCs, Macs, Windows, Laptops, and smartphones.
    www.trendmicro.com/bestbuypc
    www.trendmicro.com/bestbuypc
    www.trendmicro.com/downloadme
    www.trendmicro.com/getmax
    install trend micro on new computer
    www.trendmicro.com/downloadme

    ReplyDelete
  35. The complete Suite of applications, i.e. “Microsoft Office” is one of the comprehensive tools beneficial for every office and home user. It includes applications such as MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, One Drive, and Access. You can use any of these Office apps and create your professional presentation, write content, calculate and perform many more tasks. In case, you want to avail such beneficial features, then visit Office.com/setup and download, install and activate it on your device. So, to get started with the MS Office, follow the guidelines and complete setup procedure in your system.

    office.com/setup | www.office.com/setup

    ReplyDelete
  36. How to download HP printer Assistance on Windows PC?

    The majority of the printer issues are temporary and can be easily resolved with the help of HP Printer Assistance software. This software comes with no price tag at all, and it is listed on HP’s official website. Call HP Support Assistant if you want the assistance regarding the installation of this tool.

    ReplyDelete
  37. How to fix a paper jam Problem on the Brother printer?

    Brother is a renowned brand in a low-cost printer market. Affordability and performance is something that makes this brand a standout option for the quality-conscious audience. But even the high-quality Printer can be ruined by frequent paper jams. Connect with Brother Printer Service if you want to figure out the best possible solution for this problem.

    ReplyDelete

  38. TomTom is the official update tool for TomTom.com, that includes several helpful things like the flexibility to simply install new maps and services, restore and backup your TomTom, receive free traffic alerts, and even use services that ordinarily need a wireless information association.
    tomtom.com/getstarted | tomtom get started | www.tomtom.com/getstarted | tomtom update

    ReplyDelete
  39. The market of antivirus is as massive as the devices and gadgets. The wide establishment of numerous marketers often confuses the users to choose one amongst them. McAfee is the recommended name that will provide you all the resolutions to your device's viruses problems. The best aspect of McAfee is that it is created to protect the device that hinders malware and viruses from accessing your system. McAfee is available for Mac, PC and various mobile devices too. If you are also dealing with any sort of viruses inside your devices, then instantly take the assistance of McAfee. Visit McAfee.com/activate to get the download, install and activate McAfee quickly.

    mcafee.com/activate | www.mcafee.com/activate

    ReplyDelete
  40. McAfee service offers trusted safety to protect data and devices. So, you can shop, surf & keep all your devices safe online with the convenience of a single subscription.
    www mcafee activate | mcafee login my account |
    www mcafee com login
    mcafee livesafe login | my mcafee account |
    mcafee activation code |
    mcafee.com my account

    ReplyDelete

LinkWithin

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
I love reading all of your comments! Please make sure your blogger profile is linked to your email, so I can respond to your questions via email, otherwise I won't be able to email you back!

Please feel free to email me(stitchedbycrystal@gmail.com).

Thank you so much for reading! I If you like what you have seen here make sure become a follower of my blog so you can catch all my updates!!