Today I’m going to teach you how to make a dress that’s stylish and convertible, in just fifteen minutes. Really. It requires only four seams, and looks deceptively simple before you put it on; the success of the dress lies in the way you wrap the ribbon around your body. This project is easy enough for almost anyone to do – all you need to know is how to sew in a straight line.
I used jersey material for my dress, but most fabrics with some stretch will work. Experiment with different types and colors of ribbon to create even more looks. Below are the materials you’ll need. With these, and a little bit of sewing, you’ll know how to make a dress you can wear out anytime!
Here’s Another Dress You Can Make in 20 Minutes
This tutorial will show you how to make a v-neck style dress in 20 minutes! This little frock is very versatile – it can be worn over leggings, or if you leave the hem a bit longer it makes a wonderful everyday dress.
- 1 – 1.5 yards of stretch fabric
- 1/4 inch wide elastic (see tutorial for instructions on length)
- Sewing machine or a needle and thread
I love that this dress can be worn for a fancy occasion if made with a dressier fabric, or it can be worn to the beach as a cover up if you use a casual printed jersey fabric.
Check out the rest of the dress tutorial over on Design Fixation.
How to Make a Dress Form Based on Your Own Body
Your body is unique. Here are four tutorials from Threads magazine, with instructions to create an exact replica of your own torso:
Here’s a video that helps explain the process a little better:
Once finished, stick one on an adjustable microphone stand or an old floor lamp to mimic your own height.
Even if you’re not one to sew your own dresses, make one anyway. There are bound to be all kinds of uses for it. Post your ideas in the comments below!