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Be sure to turn the shirt inside out to utilize the solid color.
Step 2: Use a tank top as template
Draw a horizontal line where you want the waist line to be. Then trace around the tank top for the upper part of the dress
Step 3: Cut, cut, cut...
Cut along the chalk line you mark for the upper part. Don’t forget seam allowance. Then go to your sewing machine and follow your chalk line with the regular straight stitch. Leave the neck line of course.
Step 4: Pin, pin, pin...
It was pinning madness. I seriously felt light headed after getting up from this. The top part is obviously smaller than the bottom part so I made some pleats.
The best way to do this is to mark BOTH piece. I folded them in halves, mark the centers and continued folding until I mark 1/8 of the circle. (I don’t know if I’m making sense at all here). I hope you know what I’m talking about.
Step 5: Sew...
Also, don’t forget to hem around the neckline and the armhole. I used just a simple fold into the wrong side and stitch with a straight stitch! :-)