Here is where it gets good. I followed the tutorial pretty closely and cut my tank top, and cut a large rectangle for the skirt & lining. I now realize that I inferred that the skirt shape was a rectangle because once I had the full dress put together the bottom was so small around my ankles I had to take tiny little geisha girl steps!! hahahaha I wish I would have been filming at this point, might have gone viral!! So then it gets worse because I decided to add a small triangle piece to the bottom in the back, which did make the bottom wider, but also made it look like a bustled wedding dress!! Yuck!!
Sooooo lesson learned, when using non-stretch material, always cut your skirt in a triangle/trapezoid shape!!
tank top ($9 at Target)
elastic thread (woven loosely on bobbin)
2 yards chiffon fabric (I had some left over)
2 yards lining fabric (again, had left overs)
4. Place the front and back pieces of the lining wrong sides together and sew up the sides. You want wrong sides together (if there is right and wrong of your lining fabric) because you wan the seams to face the inside of the skirt, not be on your legs.
5. Put the lining inside the skirt (with the seams facing each other so the lining seams aren't rubbing on your legs) . Now you are ready to sew with the elastic thread! Use the blog I mentioned earlier in this post for clarification. Wind the elastic thread loosely around the bobbin and sew around the waist (sewing the lining and skirt together).
7. Once you have the skirt pinned to the tank you can sew with elastic thread again right next to the first stitch. Then hem the bottom of the lining and skirt and your done!! Let's hope you don't have a geisha problem like it did ;-)