I figured these would be the perfect dresses for my MIL’s wedding in June, so I made one for myself and one for Miss K. They worked perfectly for the event.
For myself, I used a straight size Medium and Band 3. This fits with my measurements (on top). The skirt has enough room that I did not have to size up for my pear shape. I also took 1" off the length of the front straps - this will be different for everyone's body. I didn’t put in bra cups this time, instead I wore my Victoria Secret bra with the straps converted to cross in the back. here is the only picture I have of the back.
Mr. T and I have a hard time taking a good picture….
Fabric: 2/3 yard Lilac Cotton Lycra Knit, purchased in April for this dress from NR Fabrics $9.60 for the yard (with shipping) and 3 yards of ITY Jersey Knit Venus Azalea also purchased in April for this dress, $16.14. Total for maxi: $22.54
For Miss K I used a size 12 – this is exactly in line with her measurements. I took 1/2” off the height of the bodice to try to reduce some of the wrinkles around her midsection. As you can see it needs to be brought up a tiny bit more.
Fabric: 1/2 yard of Turquoise Cotton Lycra Knit, I forgot to log it in my database so I think I got it from Purple Seamstress for this dress which would make it $3.25. The skirt is 2 yards of ITY Jersey Knit Chevron Diamond Royal, purchased in April from Fabric.com for this dress $11.96 for the 2 yards. Total for this dress: $15.21
Miss K loves the ITY skirt. She didn’t want to take this dress off.
Since she loved it so much I made her 2 more for her vacation this year with my mom. That brings her total up to 5 of these dresses!
Fabric: 1/2 yard of Royal Purple Solid Cotton Spandex Knit Fabric, I purchased in August 2015 from Girl Charlee for $3.25. The skirt is 2 yards of ITY Jersey Knit Halen Black Purple, 96% poly, 4% lycra. It is a nice heavier ITY. I purchased it in April from Fabric.com for this dress $10.76 for the 2 yards. Total for this dress: $14.01
Fabric: 1/2 yard of Lilac Purple Solid Cotton Spandex Knit Fabric that I purchased from Girl charlee in August 2015 for $3.25. The skirt is 1.5 yards of Mint Green/Grey Stripe Jersey Knit, 50% Rayon 47% Polyester 3% Lycra. I purchased this in March from fashionfabrics club for $5.93 for the 1.5 yards. Total for this dress: $9.18.
The Brazi can be found on the SUAT website, the girl’s version is called the Aurora. There is even a coupon code right now for any patterns on the site.
Coupon Code: shirtzie4life for 25% off (through 8/9)