Bodice front it’s got the kind of sweetheart neckline (white)
Bodice back which is just a rectangle that I add elastic to (white)
Neck straps the dress ties around the neck (white)
Skirt just a rectangle gathered and attached to the bodice (white)
“belt” this is gold and I sewed it down onto the dress as the last step.
Design made of gold and blue fabric and heat bond
bodice wings made of gold and heat bond
Draft a bodice front piece. Either use a pattern piece that you know fits your kiddo or like I did trace a shirt that fits well and add the neckline you want and have a little extend from where it would go under the armpit. Cut two of these.
Cut a rectangle that is the same height as the side of the bodice front and 1.5 times whatever else you need to cover the back of your kiddo. You need to of these.
Then sew the short edges of the back to the sides of the the bodice. Repeat for the other pieces.
With right sides together sew around the top edge. Snip along any curves and turn right side out and iron.
Next cut a few strips of 1/8 to 1/4 inch elastic and while stretching zig zag this to the back piece. I used a few rows. This was so it fit securely but could easily be put on.
For the skirt piece measure from where the bodice ends to how long you want the skirt. And make a rectangle that measurement by the full width of the fabric.
Sew the sides together to form a tube.
Gather the top edge. My favorite way of gathering skirts is by using crochet thread but feel free to use whatever way you’re comfortable with. If you’re interested I do have a gathering tutorial for the way I mentioned.
Gather the skirt to fit to the bodice and pin right sides together. Attach the skirt and you should have the basic form of a strapless dress.
Make the straps by taking strips of fabric 3 inches wide by however long you need to tie. Fold the strips in half lengthwise and sew one short edge and the long edge then turn right side out and iron.
Make the gold wing details by ironing gold fabric to ultra hold heat bond. Remove the back side of the heat bond then iron on another piece of gold fabric. Then trace the shapes you want. I added some stitch lines for a little extra detail in yell.
Next tuck under the end of the strap so there are no raw edges. Position and pin the gold piece in place with the end of the strap underneath. Stitch along the rounded edge of the bodice attaching both the strap and the gold piece. Repeat on the other side.
To make the bodice detail make some iron on fabric using heat bond and blue fabric. Cut out leave shapes from the gold and an oval from the blue. Position on the bodice and iron.
Cut the belt band I just drew a band with a slight V in it. The V can’t be too deep since you don’t want the seam that attaches the skirt to the bodice to show. Cut two of these leaving 1/2 inch seam allowance. Sew together along the top and bottom and snip where the points are flip right side out and iron.
Pin to the dress and top stitch along both edges.
Hem the skirt.
Now you should have the main dress done.