Do you think that summer dress is too much for your budget?It is possible to make a summer dress out of a bed sheet.The process creates a sleeveless dress that zips in the back and ties around your neck.
Step 1: Measure your body.
If you are unclothed, you will measure most accurately.Wrap a vinyl tape measure around your waist.If you want the hem of the skirt to fall, you have to measure the distance from your waist.Measure above or below your knee depending on your preferred skirt length.You should be able to see the distance from your waist to your shoulder.Wrap the tape measure around your bust.
Step 2: You can choose your bedsheet.
Plan to use 2 layers of fabric for your dress if the fabric is sheer.The sheet and a second lining fabric can be used.
Step 3: The threads should be used for the seams.
White or neutral will blend in with the fabric.
Step 4: Use a seam ripper to unpick the bedsheets.
The seam ripper can be used to cut every second or third stitch.Use your fingers, not the seam ripper, to pull out the threads.Cut off the elastic around the perimeter if you're using a fitted sheet.
Step 5: Along the place where the seams used to be, iron the bedsheet.
If the unpicked stitches left large holes in the fabric, trim the edge off of the bedsheet so that the holes don't look unattractive when you're wearing the dress.Use the fabric to make ties for the dress later.
Step 6: You can create a skirt pattern.
A piece of paper has a semi circle on it.The waist should be equal to the length of the semi circle.A straight line can be drawn from the left base of the semi circle to the outside edge.This line's measurement should be the same as the length of your skirt.On the right side, draw a second line.The second line should have the same measurement as the first.A second semicircle should be drawn from the tip of the left line to the right line.
Step 7: Cut out the shape of the skirt from the pattern you laid over the bedsheet.
The process can be made simple by placing the flat edges of the pattern paper against the fabric.
Step 8: On top of your lining material lay the cut fabric face down.
Straight pins are used to pin the bedsheet.The fabric will not shift while you cut it.
Step 9: The lining fabric should be the same as the skirt pattern.
Step 10: Cut a strip of cloth that is at least 7.5 cm wide.
If you trimmed the edge off of your bedsheet, use the fabric that you reserved.
Step 11: The fabric face-up should be placed on a flat surface.
To see the inside of the fabric, fold one edge over to meet the other.
Step 12: Pin the edges together.
Step 13: Using a sewing machine, sew the edges together.
Step 14: Put the unsewn ends together by folding the fabric you just sewed.
The fabric should be cut in half.
Step 15: Set the 2 tubes of fabric aside when you flip them.
These are the ties for your dress.
Step 16: A shirt pattern can be sketched on a piece of paper.
The pattern doesn't have to be perfect because you can try it on and make adjustments later.Draw a line between your shoulder and waist on the paper.For seams, add 2 to 5 cm.Take the distance from your hips to the widest part of your bust.Measure the same length starting at the bottom of the line that you drew.To mark the location of your bust, make a dot on the first line.You drew a line through a dot.The dot should be at the center of the line and equal to one-fourth of your bust measurement.There is a line at the base of the shoulder-waist line.This line should be one-fourth of your waist measurement.The front half of the shirt is rough-sketched.As you sketch, look at the shirt from the side.To give it a natural shape, curve the sides inward.Take a look at the back of the shirt.The sketch should be the same size as the front with a section out of the top.
Step 17: The pattern pieces need to be cut out.
Step 18: The pattern pieces should be placed on top of the bedsheet material.
Cut out the front and back pieces.
Step 19: The cut shirt pieces should be put in the lining material.
Cut around the bedsheet pieces to get rid of the lining material on the front and back shirts.
Step 20: The pieces of the shirt should be put together.
There is a pinned seam in the middle of the 2 front pieces.The back pieces should be pinned with a 12 inch (30.5 cm) zip up.The shorter side of the back piece should be pinned.The shirt should be pinned to the front.
Step 21: Try on a shirt with the inside turned out.
You won't be able to poke yourself with the pins if you do this.The shirt should fit comfortably if the pinned seams are adjusted.It's a good idea to check the zip up against your back to make sure it doesn't bulge.If you have to, put the seam under your bust.Along your waist, do the same thing.The section above your bust will be fitted later.After you make your initial adjustments, take the shirt piece off and try it on.Try it on until you find a good fit.
Step 22: The sides of the shirt need to be sewed up.
Put the zip up into place.
Step 23: The skirt should be made.
The bed sheet and lining fabric should be sewed together along the bottom edge of the skirt.The skirt should be flipped inside out if the pins are removed.
Step 24: The skirt should be placed at the bottom of the shirt.
You can match the edges of the skirt and shirt by unpining the bottom 2 pins.Simply remove the excess fabric from the skirt when there is excess material.
Step 25: Put 2 pleats in front and 2 in back on your skirt.
The pleats should be small so they don't make the skirt look large.Make sure the pleats are straight.To double-check, use your vinyl tape measure.You can make a fan by folding the fabric over to the right.If you want the folded section of fabric to stay in position, Pin it down.To make it precise, iron the pleat.Downward stitches are used to sew the pleats.The skirt should twirl freely if you stop at the point where you want it to.
Step 26: The skirt needs to be sewed to the shirt.
If you want your seam to be less visible, make sure the dress is folded inside-out.
Step 27: Add the piece of equipment.
The back seam of the skirt should be sewed up to 6mm above where the end would fall.Put the final few inches down the back of the skirt.
Step 28: Put the dress on and place your hand over the bust.
The excess fabric can be folded either outward or inward.Put the fold in place.Pin the fold inwards for a neckline.The pin should be pinned outward for a v-neck.
Step 29: Put the fold in place by taking the dress off.
The sewing is less prominent if you hand sew the fold.
Step 30: The raw edges of the shirt should be folded around the arm opening.
If you want to sew them, pin them to the fabric.
Step 31: Take the straps you sewed before.
The edges should be folded inward just a little.
Step 32: The straps should be put on the top corners of the shirt.
To make sure it stays even, hold the fold.Place the fabric inside the tube and pin it down.
Step 33: The tubes should be sewed onto the fabric.