Monday, June 20, 2011

Guest Post: Bless, By Tone

Hi I am Tone from Bless, by Tone and
I am so excited to be here at Jill's. I "met" this wonderful lady
competing against her at SYTYC.Today I will show you how I made my
knock-off dress.

1. Start by cutting aout the fabric according to the measurments on the
picture - these measurements are for a dress for a six-year old. The
length of the skirt depends on the length you want. I have made a short
version and a long version - the measurements on the picture is for the
long version. (I use cm - the measurements are approximately). To cut
the arch - follow the directions below. It is about two inch

Time to start sewing - I started sewing the skirt. I made it so that it
only has one sideseam. Sew this and the sideseam for the hem. Then:
Leave the skirt for later. It's time to start on the front piece.

Now it's time to cut the lining - I only have lining in the front.

Time for the back piece. I folded the top of the back piece and sewed my
first shirr there.

Attach the straps ion the back piece. Then gather the top of the skirt.
Attach the skirt to the top. I used regular thread in the front - and I
used elastic on my bobbin - just like when I shirred on the back piece.
That way the skirt won't be too tight to put on, but it will stretch just
like the top.

Now enjoy your dress.

I hope you will come and visit my blog. I will also have a tutorial ready
for how to make this into a romper - just like this one:

Enjoy your summer - and Jill, thank you so much for having me.
Be blessed, Tone

Bless, by Tone


  1. I am seeing those rompers all over the place, thank you for the tute how to make the front piece. I couldn't figure it out!

  2. i cannot get on your blog hhhmmm wonder why. I love this. Its funny cause i just saw this and i was like wonder how to make this so this is great thank you

  3. Just darling and what a great tutorial!I'm visiting from 101 sewing tutorials Have a great day!


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