Anyway, last year I picked up 2 remnant's at spotlight and had been planning on making a dress using the tutorial from Craftiness is not Optional, Ice Cream Social Dress .
|photo taken from Craftiness is not Optional|
|My fab find at Spotlight|
Now to pin each side and sew the side seams. After I did this I ironed the seams flat before I made the top hem.
Now for the top I wanted to make a channel for some elastic. I made 2 seams, the first I measured at 1cm to hide the frayed edge and save having to overlock:
Then I rolled it down again and measure another inch and sewed. To make a channel I then sewed about 3/4 of a centimetre from the top of the dress, leaving a gap to insert the elastic:
This is where I should really be shirring the jumpsuit but alas I have not given it a try yet, so now I need to make a channel at the waist for the elastic. By the way the elastic I am using is 4mm.
|I measured 1 inch and folded that in half before sewing|
Then I sewed the channel flat:
|look of channel inside|
|how it looks from the outside|
At this stage you could just hem the bottom to finish as a dress instead of turning it into a jumpsuit. Now for the legs.
I really thought about this one for awhile and finally decided to draw a line in the middle and then measured half an inch either side of that line. Then I rounded the top. I'm pretty sure that the line in the middle measures 4 inches from the bottom:
After hemming the legs, it's time to insert the elastic into the waist and the top hem of the outfit.
|after elastic has been inserted|
For the straps I cut to strips about 11 inches long, sewed, turned right side out and ironed flat. Then I sewed along both edges to keep it flat:
And here it is, the finished jumpsuit and my little model:
And when she gets to big for it I can just cut the legs off, hem and turn it into a little top. If anyone has a better idea of how to create the legs please let us know.