but then, i cannot leave well enough alone. i am determined to make her some clothes out of easy wash-dry material, and the only fabric i had on hand was one meter long.. so i decided to cut a half circle skirt.. and cut a bodice from the leftover. of course it is not wide enough to give a full bodice, I had to scrimp and save to get that ruffle on the front.. but i made it!
this is the one dress that never sits in her shelf.. she wears it as soon as it is out of the wash.. very good that i made it with chiffon and satin.. it washes very well!
tutorial:I do not know exactly what is wrong with my search words, but i cannot seem to hit on a perfect tutorial for this one. maybe there is not one on the web yet? is that the universe's way of telling me i need to make my second(ever) tutorial?
the bodice is made like the front of this one, and the skirt ... there is a handy dandy diagram over here that shows how to make a circle/half circle skirt.. I attached the two.. the top is loose, no closures at all.. the whole dress takes one hour to make. not bad for a summer's worth of use.
edited to add:
submitting this post to the make it wear it link party at the train to crazy.