Summer already feels like it has arrived.
What is more summery than a simple sundress made from ribbons and bandanas?
This is a wonderful beginner project.
Easy straight line sewing and no finishing of seams.
Plus, it can be made for around $5.
Make one for all of the summer birthday girls in your life.
It will fit sizes 12 months- 5 years as a dress.
5 years and up as a long top.
The sizing is custom to the chest measurement of your child.
3 yards of 1 1/2 inch ribbon
3/4 inch non-roll elastic
(I purchased all of my supplies at Walmart.)
right sides together.
Mine weren't the exact same size, so I just made
sure that the bottom seam matched.
Sew along the right and left sides backstitching at the beginning and end.
If you are fancy feel free to iron.
I'm too lazy.
Attach a safety pin to one side and thread through.
Trim any excess.
Sew closed the opening, matching up with the original stitches.
On to the straps.
Seal the ends with a lighter.
Pin them a few inches in from each side seam.
I just eyeball it.
Stretch the elastic and sew the ribbon to your original stitching.
I like to make sort of an inverted T to keep the elastic in place.
Fold and pin it to look like an awareness ribbon.
Sew along the original stitches.
The long pieces of ribbon will thread through this loop
in a V shape between the collarbones.
A fun big bow will keep the dress in place.
Clip all stray thread, turn it inside out and you are done!!!
My models are still sleeping (love naptime crafts!) so here is the
Minnie Mouse version that Halley wore last summer on the Disney cruise.