The challenge: I had exactly 1 yard of knit fabric that I had no idea what to do with.
After making a rectangle top (I'll post soon), I thought I could try the same with this fabric; unfortunately due to the stiffness of the fabric, the shirt turned out really boxy and unattractive.
I put the project to the side for a day, and then figured I would attempt to make a three quarter sleeve shirt out of it; I grabbed an old shirt from my dresser and traced. After tracing, I realized I had some extra fabric, so I flared out the bottom with the thought that it might make a cute tunic.
When I tried the shirt on, I realized it could work as a dress, although at this stage it was super short, and I needed more length. I decided to use my fabric scraps to extend the dress a few inches; and that was that, the dress was born!
If you're interested in attempting, here's what you'll need
1 yard of fabric (http://www.thefabricfairy.com/)
long sleeve shirt (for tracing)
Lay out your fabric with right sides touching; place your shirt on top and trace
Add the a flare to the bottom
Cut; pin up the sides, and sew using a zigzag stitch
Turn the dress right side out; At this point I tried on the dress and it was too short, so I grabbed some fabric scraps, and cut two identical pieces; then with right sides of fabric touching I pinned on the fabric to the front; then I used my second piece and pinned it on the back
Sew the fabric on horizontal first; after that's done, sew up the back and front sides together at the side seams
Last hem the bottom and the sleeves (unfourtnately these pics are pre-hem)
That's it, COMPLETE!!