Yet another dress for which I did not create a tutorial...but it's a pretty easy concept. I'm sure you can figure it out! :)
This was my first project sewing knit fabrics together and I pleased to discover how easy it is. I used an old Loft shirt (from the last year they made substantial knit tees!), the bottom half of an Old Navy sundress (the kind with a smocked waist), and the knit belt from another ON dress.
I used a stretch stitch to sew the shirt and skirt together, and then tacked the belt in place with some hidden hand stitching.
Figure out where you you want the waist to sit while wearing the shirt and skirt. Pin in a few places, then carefully remove and continue pinning. I used safety pins to avoid pricking myself.
Try to maintain a natural posture when pinning. If you hunch or twist too much, it will make the shirt bunch. Make sure the shirt is pulled smooth before you pin. Better yet, have a friend help you pin!
This dress is so comfortable! And I love reusing pieces that were going unused in my wardrobe. The shirt had grown a tad too short for my long torso, and the "skirt" never wanted to stay up without a belt. I fixed two problem pieces with one dress. Hurrah!