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Got some gorgeous material, but not a clue how to wear it? Simples ;)
This material cost me 2.99, and it is beautiful! Bit of elastic and its a dress! I lack the skills to do much else but strapless things; join my club :)

Can be worn any way!
Waistbelt
Hipbelt
Just slouchy!

Enjoy crafters x

Posted by annie from Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom • Published See annie's 4 projects »
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  • How to make a strapless dress. Eezy Peezy Strapless Dress! - Step 1
    Step 1

    First, measure your bust and around both of your legs, mid thigh. You can then cut your elastic to these lengths, as it will stretch.

  • How to make a strapless dress. Eezy Peezy Strapless Dress! - Step 2
    Step 2

    Then, take your bust measurement and add 1ft. Cut material horizontally.

    << Thats material, not cheese!

  • How to make a strapless dress. Eezy Peezy Strapless Dress! - Step 3
    Step 3

    Decide on your dress length, and add 2 inches for hems for top and bottom.

  • How to make a strapless dress. Eezy Peezy Strapless Dress! - Step 4
    Step 4

    Now, this bit is kinda tricky!
    You need to pin the end of your elastic one inch down from the edge of your fabric, at each end. (Bust and thigh bits)
    Then, securing one end under the sewing machine, pull the elastic stretched and sew along. Be careful you don't pull it out of the machine!
    Dont take an axe to your machine if it all goes wrong! just unpick and start over.

  • How to make a strapless dress. Eezy Peezy Strapless Dress! - Step 5
    Step 5

    Hopefully, you will have got your timing right and come to the end of your elastic at the same time as your fabric. This is important! Do both sides, and then it's just a case of turning your dress inside out and sewing it together! Make sure the elastics are sewn together to create strong support for the dress. Et voila! Sorry, not very clear instructions! :)

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nhothman89
nhothman89 · 11 projects
bahaha that's material, not cheese Happy) you are so funny, adorable dress too! good job Happy
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Alexis S.
Alexis S. · 1 project
Omg this is so easy and awesome!!! :O
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Alexis S.
Alexis S. · 1 project
Omg this is so easy and awesome!!! :O
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Sara A.
Sara A. · 1 project
Do you think I can pull off sewing this without a machine? sadly I cannot afford one.

By the way, I LOVE that fabric.
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Trickypixie1208 P.
Trickypixie1208 P. · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 12 projects
that was great instruction atleast for me..i have this fun idea for thses two shirts i have and my elastic itsnt working with me and my machine..very helpful Tongue love the fabric..skulls are always hot
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Becky M.
Becky M. · 2 projects
Awesome! Number 4 is indeed how I feel when my machine jams up >.>
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Anna W.
Anna W.
So cool, but i dont understand the directions. Anyone want to help?
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*Metal Vyxen Em*
*Metal Vyxen Em* · Adelaide, South Australia, AU · 6 projects
Looks awesome!
Gonna make one for myself !
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Peyton c.
Peyton c.
Cute! I just wish I had some cute fabric now! Happy
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Peyton c.
Peyton c.
Cute! I just wish I had some cute fabric now! Happy
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