This is a fun easy dress that can be done in a day .
Step 1: Leather Butterflies Supply List
Step 2: How to Make Leather Butterflies
use one piece of paper on the top of the leather and one piece on the bottom of the leather to make a sharper image
of the die cut.
You May need scissors if the leather doesn't do a sharp cut all the way through the leather. then cut it out with your scissors.
You need 15 of the butterflies for the straps or more, adjust to size.
Step 3: Adding Paint to the Leather
Step 4: Dress Supply List
ribbon to match the fabric
thread to match the fabric
Step 5: How to Measure the Fabric
Use the width of the fabric for the length of your dress.
Iron fabric and remove selvage with scissors, mark the selvage with pins.
Step 6: Sewing Directions
You should end up with a tube shape.
After sewing a 1/2 inch seam. Iron flat and iron seam to one side.
Step 7: Sewing a Hem
Now you are going to make your hem by folding a 1/2 inch and 1/2 inch again.
Iron and pin.
Then you are going to sew close to the inside rolled edge of the fold over hem.
Bottom hem completed.
Step 8: Sewing a Pleat
Then grab a 1 1/2" of fabric doubled and fold over towards the seam .
Do this on both sides.
Pin to keep the pleats from coming out.
Just make a small stitch over the pleat and repeat the same directions on the other pleat .
Adjust pleats to bust size for fit.
Step 9: Hem at the Top of the Dress
Your top hem should be completed.
Step 10: Strapes
Step 11: Sewing the Butterflies Onto the Straps
This should make a V shape.
Sew your first butterfly over the center of the V,and down the body of the butterfly.
Continue sewing butterflies onto the ribbon up one side and down the other side until all butterflies are sewn onto the ribbons.
Step 12: Attaching the Straps
Sewing it through the body of the butterfly a couple of times.
Now you are going to attach each strap next to the pleat on the back of the dress.
Sewing the ribbon onto the inside of the hem on the top back of the dress.