Hello, Lil Blue Boo readers! Here's my tutorial for The Maxi Tube Dress made from the fabric Ashley [of Lil Blue Boo] sent me for her What Would You Make series. She invited 4 seamstresses to participate, to see how differently a couple of yards can be used. It's been so fun to play with this fabric and make it into something that is my style. Plus, it's a super quick and very simple project that can be done by anyone who knows their way around a sewing machine.
I've made a couple of variations on this dress in the past, like this one, and I'm always pleased how it turns out and how frequently it gets worn by my baby dills. It's easy to put on [and just as easy to care for] and comfortable to wear.
- 1-2 yards lightweight fabric
- Elastic thread, found in the notions section in white or black.
- Coordinating trim, two types, one wide, one narrow.
- Matching regular thread
o4 Pin trim [which I ended up dying a bit darker shade of orange] over the two rows and stitch in place.
o6 Measure trim width, subtracting how much of the trim you want showing [I covered most of mine] and multiply by 4, cutting a piece of same fabric that size. Fold in half, hotdog way, press, open, fold outer edges into center, press. Stitch this on top of the trim, down both sides. Add second trim on top, stitching down both sides.
o7 Pin straps where they fit your child comfortably and sew in place. Hem the bottom of the dress and that's it!!
To see the whole photo shoot, as well as the other projects from What Would YOU Make series, hop on over to Lil Blue Boo. Isn't it amazing how the hands of the creator can turn the same material into such different outcomes? Thanks for inviting me to play, Ashley!