I have been very productive this past month. I have been finishing at lot of unfinished projects and let me tell you, it feels great!
I acquired this Donald Duck crop top a few years ago and was really looking forward to making this into a dress but every time I sat down to finish this the weather turned cold.
I began by making a skirt using this XL men’s t-shirt. I cut just below the sleeves.
I folded over the top just enough to make a casing for 1/4 inch elastic.
Threaded the elastic through with my bodkin.
Once the elastic waistband was through the casing I stitched the elastic ends together.
Then I stitched the crop top to the skirt I just made.
Once both pieces were stitched together I noticed that it became a very short dress. I fixed this by adding some material from a white men’s t-shirt. I cut just below the sleeves.
I trimmed that piece down to 5 inches and kept the original t-shirt hem. Which worked well because I would not have to hem it again!
I stitched the new white piece to the bottom of the dress.
I am so happy with this new summer dress and it was definitely worth the wait!