You may remember that I posted this top last August, The Three In One Top. You can see that post here. The top can be worn as you see it below. It can be worn so that it drapes down the back, or you can wear it off your shoulders.
For today's post, I have done the pattern once again, but made it into a dress and added two more triangles at the hem as you see in the picture below. I have also made openings in the sides of the upper triangles so that I could thread a belt through.
This is a dress that is perfect after a day at the beach or the pool. It's easy to throw on and will take you anywhere you would like to go without looking like you've just come from the beach. Also great for a relaxing summer evening.
To do the dress, follow the instructions from the top (which you can find here) but lengthen it to your desired length. For the lowere triangles, I cut mine exactly the same dimensions as I cut the upper triangles. There is one change you will need to make to the lower triangles, the bottom will need to be rounded as you see in the picture below.
The reason for this is that the angle of the trangle will rise in the middle if you do not round the center. You will need to come up 1 1/2" on the sides of the triangle.
Sew into the side seams as you would any gusset.
There are lots of different design ideas that can be added to this pattern. we'll go through a few more over the summer. Hope you're staying cool!