Take a look at this pretty summer dress:
It's on sale right now for almost $70. As much as I love VS, I would never pay that much for a tube dress.
So here's my version:
I didn't use a pattern. I just made one long tube for the body and layered another shorter on the top for the ruffle. Then I hemmed it, made an elastic casing in the top, and voila it was done.
Well, actually, it did sit on my sewing desk for far too long because was paralyzed with indecision on two fronts. Whether or not to add an empire or regular waist and whether I wanted a simple rolled edge or if I should add some lace to pretty it up like the VS version.
Eventually I told myself to get on with it and just did a rolled hem with my serger. But I wore it once and realized instantly that something was missing so I added some pretty crochet lace to the ruffle.
Instead of any waist at all I just added a belt. I think this'll give me some flexibility in styling it.
I used a really thin cotton batik print so it's great for those days that are super hot but I still want to be covered up and girly.
If I had a bit more fabric I would've done another ruffle on the bottom hem but I like it as is too.
Now if I could just get the golden Victoria's Secret glow, come hither stare, and super sexy hair!
PS...don't you just love my crazy big sunglasses??? I had an empty spot on my Sunglass Holder and just had to fill it~