Summer Sundress, Skirt & Beach Bag

Summer Sundress, Skirt & Beach Bag

Crafting Time:
  • 1-2 Hours
Skill Level:
  • Intermediate
Project Courtesy of: Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Stores
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Additional Information



  • Beach Bag:
  • 1 yd Garden Party Sun Dress Fabric Collection
  • 1-1/2 yd eyelet trim
  • 1-1/2 yd ribbon or trim for weaving
  • 10"x4" contrasting remnant
  • Basic sewing supplies
  • Sundress & Skirt:
  • Garden Party Sun Dress Fabric Collection
  • For the dress, measure bust size and add 1"-2"
  • For the skirt, measure hip size and add 1"-2"
  • 1 yd trim for dress straps
  • Trim for skirt: length of hem edge of fabric
  • Basic sewing supplies



  1. Cut fabric 26" wide with length to 13" below last row of gathering.
  2. Using the cut-off piece of fabric, cut a strip 3"x50" to be used to make strap. Fold in half lengthwise with right sides together and sew 1/4" seam along the length. Turn and press. Weave ribbon through eyelet trim. Sew trim to strap. Set aside.
  3. For pocket cut remaining piece of gathered fabric to a 10" wide x 61/2" long. With right sides together, sew remnant piece to cut edge of pocket. Press and fold to 1-1/2", turning excess up in the back. Sew a 10" piece of prepared strap to top of pocket. Fold sides only of pocket under 1/2" and pin to center of bag. Stitch in place. (The ruffle makes the bottom of the pocket.)
  4. With right sides together, stitch back seam of bag together. Match back seam with center front on bag and sew bottom.
  5. Turn bag right side out and attach strap, adjusting to desired length.


  1. Cut fabric to desired length of garment plus 1/2".
  2. Stitch back seam with right sides together using 1/2" seam allowance.
  3. For hem, turn under 1/4"; press. Turn under 1/4" again; ress & top stitch.
  4. Optional straps: Fold trim in half and sew fold to center of dress.
  5. Optional trim on skirt: Sew trim near or on hem of skirt.