I made this one out of a little remnant I picked up for next to nothing. It was a 54" wide piece that was a little over 3/4 of a yard, I think. I made a shirt/tunic-length version of the simple dress in this tutorial.
|Boy do I hate taking pictures of myself.|
|Less pressure without the head.|
In a similar vein, I rescued this baggy top I wore during pregnancy from my "upcycle" pile. I gave it two rows of elastic thread around the waist to add some shape, then cut the sleeves off at three quarters (didn't hem since the t-shirt fabric won't fray), and added two lines of shirring for about 6 inches up from the bottom of the sleeve. This was a little tricky since the sleeves were already sewn together, but I managed it--my advice is to make sure you measure your STOPPING place on both sleeves and mark it with a pin BEFORE sewing the first sleeve, so that the sleeves have the same amount of gathering.
I actually really like this top now!