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really simple, cute dress that can be formal or casual :)
k so i had two different polka dot prints, but not that much or each, about 3/4 a yard for one and 1 yard for the other. this is my first tutorial, so i hope the instructions are clear enough :) i'll post pictures soon, but the main one is from google images and looks somewhat like the finished product. i didnt really use any measurements, and since im kinda beginner, so i just used an elastic for fit :D the whole project is pretty much self explanatory, with only 4 pieces total.

Posted by Lilly Published

  • Step 1

    cut 2 rectangles, one for over the bust and the other for the sash-looking thing. then cut out a skirt that is kind of like the shape in the picture. the top rectangle and the skirt are the same print, the middle rectangle will be the same print as the back. you can make the skirt however long you like. i made it just above the knee :)

  • How to make a strapless dress. Cute Tube Dress - Step 2
    Step 2

    step 1

  • Step 3

    sew all three pieces together, and hem the top bodice part.

  • Step 4

    lay out front part you just sewed onto the same print fabric as the middle rectangle. cut out roughly the same shape. at the top of the back, make a casing and slip the elastic through so its tight around... that place above your boobs? i dont have a large vocabulary haha :O make sure the back is wide enough so your able to slip through without a zipper!

  • How to make a strapless dress. Cute Tube Dress - Step 5
    Step 5

    step 4

  • Step 6

    sew the front and the back together.

  • Step 7

    it should be somewhat flowy, kinda babydoll-ish but if you don't like that you can always add a sash before you sew the front and the back together.

  • Step 8

    hem the bottom :)

  • Step 9

    or, if you want it to be a bubble dress, make a casing at the bottom and slip an elastic through.

  • How to make a strapless dress. Cute Tube Dress - Step 10
    Step 10

    mine looked like this (kinda) :D

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nhothman89 · 11 projects
aww cute drawing! i have been trying to make an elastic-waisted dress too; the waist part fits me pretty nicely; except for the bust area :/

Do you have any simple ideas how we could the bust area a bit more fitted? maybe use some kinds of elastics, or some kinds of cutting; while preserving the simplicity of the dress :/

Good job btw! Happy
Lilly · 1 project
omg... posted this as an excited 12 year old and now look where we are lol. it was more of a babydoll look tho, so the bust is gonna be loose because we're not working with stretchy fabrics. thank you so much for enjoying it Happy

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