I’m in love with chiffon and I love summer dresses, so I decided to make something of my 2 favorite things!
First gather your materials. You will need 2 yards of chiffon fabric, 2 yards of knit/jersey fabric, and elastic.
Your measurements for the panels will be your desired length for the chiffon and then for the width is your waist measurement plus 2 inches. For your knit fabric the width will be the same, but the length will be 4 inches shorter than the chiffon.
Now would be a good time to go ahead and hem the bottoms of the fabrics.
Now, pin your chiffon fabric together so it wont slide around and then sew down the sides. Then do the same with your knit/jersey fabric.
This part is a little tricky but it’s easy. With the seams facing out still slide the chiffon fabric into the knit/jersey then pin them together across the top, then sew them together. Line the seams up as a guide.
**BE SURE TO FLIP YOUR FABRIC OVER AFTER YOUR SEW THEM TOGETHER AT THE TOP** — this way the seams will be on the inside
Once you do that, sew a casing for the elastic on the top. Be sure to leave a small gap then close. Once you do this measure 6 inches down from the top and sew another casing for the elastic. Be sure to sew the ends of the elastic.
Once you do that, your dress is done! I know the dress I have pictured has a ruffle across the top, but I did not include how to do that in this tutorial.