How to Make a Dress from a Shirt Pattern
Before you start altering and starting your hack, check your measurements on the size chart of the pattern. Let's take a look at the Melody Dolman, my measurements and what I did.
Since this is a woven pattern, the fabric you will be using doesn't provide additional stretch. My body measurements put me into a size medium. Here's my measurements below:
Full Bust: 36.75"
The bottom of the chart though shows the finished measurements. I felt comfortable with a bit less ease to make a size small EXCEPT for the hips. Since I'm extending the top to be a dress, I needed to make sure I had enough ease for my hips. My hips are 39.5" and if I made a small at the hips that would only be 42.5" or 3" of ease. That's not enough so I graded the hips to a medium.