I like a high waist on my dresses all year round often with a pretty flared skirt and so I designed my own using a lovely 4 way stetch cream cotton jersey.
Read on to find out how...
Step 1: choose a vest top which fits you well. Fold your jersey fabric in half and lay your vest onto. Cut around the vest leaving a 2.5cm seam allowance.
Step 2: shorten the bodice you have cut out by approx 20cm, so it stops at your tummy button.
Step 3: sew the two vest pieces together at the shoulder seams and side seams.
Step 4: if you have an overlocker, overlock the neck and armholes. Skip this step if you do not have an overlocker of course.
Step 5: hem the neck and arm holes.
Step 6: cut two rectangles from your jersey fabric 75cm wide by 50cm long.
Step 7: sew the two rectangles together at the side seams and hem along bottom edge.
Step 8: gather the top edge of the skirt by setting your stitch size to 4.
Step 9: pretty sides facing, stitch the gathered skirt edge to the bottom of the bodice.
Step 10: find some awesome trashy gold jewellery and have some fun in the sun!
I hope you give this simple, pattern free tutorial a try, and let me see the results! Thanks for reading x