Elegant and Easy Dress
This elegant dress is so easy, it can be sewn in 11 speedy seams.
Source: Blueprint, Summer 2006
About two yards of fabric (Note: If you choose fabric from a 45-inch-wide bolt, you may need 4 yards, depending on your body's measurements)
One yard of decorative cord or drapery rope or ribbon
Sewing supplies, including matching thread
Cut material into 2 same-size rectangles. To determine width, measure body at widest point, add 7 inches, divide in half. For length, measure from top of shoulder to desired length (ours was just above the ankle); add 5 inches.
Lay rectangles together with right sides facing.