Pamela's Patterns to the rescue. I cut the top of my t-shirt pattern, hacking it off at the waist -as well as setting the centre front 1 inch from the fold.
|I learned to draw on my pictures!!|
The skirt is my garden variety A-line, except that at the last moment I decided to add a little more "kick" to the front and back.
Actually managed to more or less match the stripes on all 4 skirt seams. Sleeves are at three-quarter length. I also sewed elastic to the waist seam. Even though I will always wear this dress with a belt, I've found that the elastic keeps the waist where it should be and makes everything hang better.
You'd think that a dress would pretty well eat up a whole piece of fabric, particularly one where major spots had to be avoided, but no - there's still enough left for (probably) another whole dress. How much of this stuff did I buy???
And here's the requisite picture of me wearing the dress.