While things here are still a but crazy house wise (as in lots of bouncing around and a new found appreciation for packing super light ha!) I am glad I had been asked by the lovely ladies at I Candy Handmade to participate in their wicked adorable series of summer sundresses! If you haven’t checked out some of the amazing tutorials you need to hope over right NOW and see all the yummy inspiration. I have been mulling the idea for this sundress over in my head forever.
I would lay down at night and work through how to make it and make it as simple as possible. I wanted it to be reversible and that took some serious thinking.
By the time I got my hands on a borrowed sewing machine I had it all worked out. I wanted to make them for Ruby and Lola our friends little girls who I have bluntly informed Sawyer and Finn they will be marrying (they also have an adroable little boy for Evie!).
We have been staying with thtem for the past two weeks and just absolutely adore them. This dress is made in 12 simple steps and needs no pattern! You can switch up the length and wear it as a tunic like Ruby:
Or lengthen it and make the back the front for a tunic dress like Lola:
I was so excited to do a photoshoot in front of this “abandoned ice cream trailer” that just showed up magically a few days ago right down the street.
It was kind of photographicllly frustrating though because I know a better photographer could do something amazing with it, I just didn’t really know how to do it myself. Time for more classes! We had a blast making their over the top headbands.
Once we got to the farm we were taking the kiddos to that day they came right off ha!
Anyway, if you would like to make the tunic simply click below and follow the simple steps.
If nothing else hop on over to I Candy Handmade and have a feast for your eyes!!
First you need to meassure your litte cutie. Measure from her arm pit down to where ever you would like your dress to hit. Make sure to add some for hemming. Lay your your two half yards of fabric on top of each other. They should be folded in the manner they came off the bolt.
Using your measurement we are going to cut at an angle and then straight across
Now we are giong to cut the neckline
Now you can decide if you want to round the neck or if you want a tunic type neck.
Noce you are done fold the fabric so right sides are together.
If you are going to have the slit in the back you should slide a loop of elastic in between the two layers so you can have a button enclosure
When I was done I stitched a tied bow on either side of the sundress. I was going for the look that the ribbon tied through the waist 🙂
Now throw it on and head out and look for some duckies!
Or maybe have a sucker
Hope you enjoy making your own reversible sumer dress. Big hugs to Jen and Autie who were kind enough to invite me to participate in this adorable series!