My first tutorial so please bear with me! :) This one is a retroactive one since it's based on the Loft Ruffled Halter in the 8/23 post.
What I used / what you may need:
- New Look Pattern 6785, use "A" and modify it for a shortened length and removed yoke
- Fabric of your choice, preferably something with a little flow and relatively thin (sheers will work well here or something silky)
I usually cut up a size or two from what the pattern recommends. It's much easier to trim / narrow something than try to adjust to make it bigger. Follow the pattern for style "A" making sure you modify it for length. You won't need to cut the yoke, but you'll want to extend the collar part a little so that you can create the casing for the strap. The strap itself can really be as wide or narrow as you want it and the length will also be based on your preferences (high vs. low cut).
Once the basic halter has been sewn, you can add the "ruffles." Mine are really 3 sets of rectangles. Each rectangle is composed of 2 rectangular fabric pieces sewn together on 3 sides and inverted so the sewn parts can't be seen. Play around with the widths and lengths to get something that feels right for you. My top 2 middle ruffles are wider than the other 4 since it's the focal point. The top ruffles are just sewn on the inside where the casing is and flipped over to hide the stitching. The bottom ruffles are slightly gathered and sewn right underneath the top 2 middle ruffles.
I hope this all makes sense! The next tutorial will be more detailed step-by-step with more in process pics.
Comments / feedback / likes / dislikes for the tutorial? Please let me know!