DIY Projects & Crafts Elegant and Easy Dress This elegant dress is so easy, it can be sewn in 11 speedy seams. By Martha Stewart Editors Martha Stewart Editors Facebook Instagram Twitter Website An article attributed to "Martha Stewart Editors" indicates when several writers and editors have contributed to an article over the years. These collaborations allow us to provide you with the most accurate, up-to-date, and comprehensive information available.The Martha Stewart team aims to teach and inspire readers daily with tested-until-perfected recipes, creative DIY projects, and elevated home and entertaining ideas. They are experts in their fields who research, create, and test the best ways to help readers design the life they want. The joy is in the doing. Editorial Guidelines Updated on September 20, 2018 Share Tweet Pin Email What You'll Need Materials 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 Instructions 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.