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easy outfit from only 1 metre of fabric

Here’s one of the first things I made when I recently got back into sewing. I bought a metre of fabric from minervacrafts.com intending to use it to line a bag I was knitting. When the fabric arrived in the post it was much too nice to be hidden in a bag. I draped it all sorts of ways around me wondering how I could make this metre into a dress. It HAD to be a dress!

Eventually I plucked up the courage the cut into it………not able to make a dress I opted for a long skirt and ‘boob tube’ style top……

My bust measurement is about 105cm so I only sewed a narrow side seam and adding the elastic to the top just helped hold it in place. I overlocked the top, and turned over the top just enough to fit the elastic.

I did the same with the skirt. This had a little more ease and enabled me to be able to walk! On reflection tho’ I wish I’d have made a slit in it to enable me to take bigger steps!

Here it is finished…………

I had to chop my head off due to bad hair day!!!!

I tucked the top into the skirt, added a belt from a dress I bought at Wallis and a tan pair of wedges. I was sooooo pleased with the results. From start to finish it took less than an hour.

Here is the outfit making it’s debut. I wore it to Lady Captain’s night at the golf club……

All the ladies were very impressed! I felt amazing. An outfit that cost less than my earrings!! Also, with the elasticated waist it meant I could eat my pudding and still breathe!


  1. Love the dress and laughed about being able to eat pudding and still breathe, it is quite essential!

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