This is so easy I can't believe I didn't think of it sooner. Use a shirt to create a dress bodice Take any knit shirt, crop it into a bodice, add a skirt, and BAM! New dress with half the work. Plus you can use tops that already have beadwork so you don't have to do any!
This free video tip from Craftsy sewing instructor, Angela WOLF, shows you how to use the blind hem foot and blind hem stitch on your home sewing machine to create a flawless blind hem. Forget about having to get a blind hem machine! The one you already have will do just fine.