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This summer, I’ve been on a comfy dress sewing kick for Piper Jane. It started when I was planning for our lo-ong trip and wanted to pack as many soft, jersey dresses possible (for both me and Piper, actually).
I finished up two comfy dresses for her before the trip (the reversible Anchors Away dress, and the fabulous ‘Sophia Dress’ that I’m sharing today). And my efforts have snowballed into a jersey-dress-sewing-streak since we’ve been home, probably because Piper loves them, they are super cute, and they are so easy to make (though, they’re all a little different- all super easy still).
-two t-shirts(one will become the lining and can be white)
-a basic A-line ‘template dress’ to trace
-a fabric pen
Fold the ‘outer tshirt’ (the non-lining one) in half. Fold the template dress in half and lay it on top of the tshirt. Instead of matching up the folded middle line, match up the bottom corner of the A-line dress with the bottom outer corner of the tshirt- this leaves about an inch of folded tshirt on the inside of the folded line of the dress.
Tie on one side and you’re done! We’ve gotten a ton of use out of this dress this summer (and not just one our trip). Even better, since it’s lined, I think I’ll be able to add leggings and a long sleeved shirt or cardigan and still use it this fall.
Two sidenotes- First, these pictures make me want to start planning another trip. And also, I am wishing that I was always in an amazing, old city for my photo shoots (these pictures were taken in the Aya Sophia in Istanbul).