I wanted to make a knot dress… And I pulled several fabrics with a nautical feel… And SHAZAAM: a knotical dress made just for twirling.
If you want to make one too, just use my step-by-step knot top tutorial, but rather than just one body piece, add three tiers, doubling each tier in width as you go.
So my first tier, just under the 28″-ish inch bodice, is about 56″ around, the second, about 112″, and the third, about 224″ (yes, the bottom tier is about EIGHTEEN FEET around. EXCELLENT for twirlability!).
I added a little eyelet trim, raw cut green cord, and a blue button to the bodice.
A third of the bottom tier is a different fabric with added ric-rac. I love a bit of the unexpected. And the ric-rac hints of waves next to the other nautical prints, non? 🙂
I made the bodice nice and loose and then added a back tie. The tie does not go across the front of the bodice; I attached the two pieces at the side seams.
This dress takes a lot more fabric than a typical dress, but it is so worth it for a look this sweet.
I am beckoning spring with these blues and greens!
This dress is layered with a turtleneck and leggings now, but soon it will go solo!
Aaaaand off we go twirling!!
And twirling! Wheeeee!