This is the last dress of the Go-To Dresses.
It has been so fun to create different dresses using the same pattern. Once again the orginal Go-To Dress Pattern and Tutorial are found HERE.
Dress #5 Shirred Tunic
Start with a adult large t-shirt.
Cut the sleeves off.
Cut out the dress. I cut it short for my 5 year old (she is really tall, I planned on this being a tunic from the start)
Using the cut out sleeves I did not fold them over, but used the existing hem as the edge.
Once again I wanted more ruffle and more coverage, I cut longer and wider.
Sewn according to the tutorial.
Now for the waistband.
I measured from the bottom of the dress and drew a line across the front and back of the dress.
Following the marked line I sewed using elastic thread in the bobbin, tight tension and long stitch length.
When I was close to the beginning of my stitching I slowly stitched about 1/4 away and lined up the outside edge of the presser foot to the stitch and continued this until there were three continuous lines.
Add some steam.
For a little fun I cut four triangles and ironed on wonder under.
Sew a small piece of bias tape.
Position the triangles and iron on. Then zig-zag around the edges.
Add a button to finish it off.
I love the sleeves and the shirred waist. Simple and fun.
The dress. This pattern makes a fun dress, any little girl wearing it has a hard time standing still-because it induces jumping, runing, and twirling.
This has been such a fun week (really 2) full of these dresses. I'm anxious to find another pattern to do this with. Maybe it will need to be a boys pattern-he's feeling a bit neglected.
Here are the links to the other dresses...