1. Take the fabric and wrap it around your body about 1.5 times to find out how wide you need your fabric. (Yes that is me in this pic...my hair was blonde when I made the dress but not in the modeling shots-oops) Then measure from below your chest to where you want the dress to fall and measure. Add 4.5 inches to this length to allow for seam allowances and a deep hem. Once you have cut out this large rectangle of fabric cut it into two even pieces, width wise, to create a front and back for the skirt.
4. Next put on your t-shirt and mark where you want the skirt to be attached. Cut the shirt off just below this measurement. Mark the center front and back of the t-shirt with a pin. Use this mark to match right sides of the shirt and skirt together. The pin should line up in the center of the pleat.
6. Next turn up your hem and press. I first pressed up 2 inches and then another 2 and 1/4 inches to create a deep hem.
7. Finally, I made a sash to wrap around the dress with leftover fabric. I cut a strip about 8 inches long and the width of the fabric. Fold the fabric in half right sides together and stitch the one long end. Turn the fabric right side out, tuck in the ends and press, then topstitch all the way around the fabric sash.