Elegant and Easy Dress

This elegant dress is so easy, it can be sewn in 11 speedy seams.


What You'll Need


  • How-to diagram
  • 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


  1. 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.

  2. Lay rectangles together with right sides facing.

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