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A beautiful print jersey makes this simple dress work...

A beautiful print jersey makes this simple dress work...

This Sunday dress cost me nothing.  I found the fabric in a cupboard - it belonged to my husband's wife Sheryl who sadly passed away a few years ago. 

 

As for the pattern, I traced the bodice shape from a book and added a square of fabric to the bottom.  The skirt had a fair chunk of excess fabric which forms a waterfall extension thing. 

 

And the belt is another rectangle sewn into a tube.  Easy as! 

The skirt used the full width of fabric, sewn into a tube.  Rather than gathering the skirt to fit the bodice, I just left a chunk that falls to the front of the dress. 

The skirt used the full width of fabric, sewn into a tube.  Rather than gathering the skirt to fit the bodice, I just left a chunk that falls to the front of the dress. 

Used every skerrick of fabric for this dress!  Just had enough to make a belt, but can't eat too much when wearing it! 

Used every skerrick of fabric for this dress!  Just had enough to make a belt, but can't eat too much when wearing it!