The Lemonade Dress is a free sewing pattern that joins together a T-shirt and a gathered skirt to make a brand new dress. It screams spring or summer and can be worn with or without a sash.
1. Start with a shirt or tank that fits you well (it won’t work as well with a baggy shirt) and some fabric. Vintage sheets work well because then it’s already hemmed! You’ll need enough fabric for 1.5 X your hip measurement; cut to about
20″ in length.
2. Sew the two 20″ sides of fabric together, with right sides facing each other.
3. Sew a straight stitch on the longest length, all the way around the top of your skirt piece and pull one of the threads to gather until it’s the same size as your shirt hem.
4. Pin and sew to the inside of the bottom of your shirt, using a zigzag stitch. Try to match upyour stitches with the shirt’s existing hem and avoid letting your shirt fabric stretch.
5. If you’d like to make a sash (useful for cuteness, and hiding any rumpled seams for the beginner sewer!) cut an 8″ length of fabric that is your hip measurement + 50 inches. You will probably have to piece two together to get the
length, which is fine.
6. With the right sides together, fold the sash in half length-wise and sew three of the four sides, leaving one end open.
7. Turn the sash right-side-out, fold the edges of the open end under, and stitch closed.
8. Wrap it around yourself, and tie in a bow!
By: Disney Powless