Free Sun Dress Tutorial
Ready to get started on this free sun dress tutorial? Let’s go!
6. optional and not shown: cut 4 pieces of ribbon about 20″ long, fray check the ends and sew them to the top edge to make shoulder ties. Done!
You want to know where to buy this awesome and time saving material? Well, local fabric stores offer a great variety of prints and styles. The shirring might vary slightly and some come with smocking which is some embroidery detail work on the right side of the fabric such as in my purple tie-dye fabric.
Stores mostly offer 1 yard for around $25 which is still not bad if you consider you will get an XL dress from it for yourself! For smaller sizes you may only need 3/4 yd and pay less!
And remember to sign up to your local fabric store’s mailing list to receive coupons and specials. My fabric was on sale for 40% off! Sometimes you can even save 50%!
There are also a few online sources for this material. Find it at or EBAY for “pre-smocked”, “smocked” or “shirred” fabric. I came across a great online site that has awesome prices which is FIELDS FABRIC ONLINE.