3. CUT YOUR FABRIC
First you have to choose some fabric. We chose a sparkly silver polyester blend, since it’s holiday party
season! But you can make this out of just about anything. Cotton prints, stretch jersey, and silks are all
good choices, too. And don’t forget that your belt can be contrasting as well. So if your dress is made with
black and white gingham, a solid red belt would make it sizzle!
3a. Roll out your fabric and fold it in
half with selvedges together. Place the
long, square edge of your pattern (not
the “sloped” side) on the fold. Hold
down your pattern with weights so it
doesn’t move, and cut it out.
3b. Repeat Step 3a to cut out a second dress piece.
3c. Place your belt pattern piece with
4. SEW YOUR DRESS
the short edge on a fold. We chose to
change the direction of the stripes
for the belt. Cut out 2 of these. You
should end up with 4 pattern pieces:
2 identical dress pyramids and
2 identical belt rectangles.
4a. If your dress fabric will fray in the
washing machine, use a zigzag stitch
to finish off the inside seam edges
first. Most cotton fabrics will fray, but
polyesters and jerseys will not.
4b. Line up your 2 dress pieces, right
sides together, and pin in place. Using
a ½" seam allowance, sew the 2 sides
of your dress together.