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Drawstring Jumper Dress- no pattern required

Added Aug 6, 2009

By burdastyle

New York, New Yo...






This easy jumper dress takes no time at all to make- and does not require any pattern! Its an adaptation of a little girl’s jumper. Follow these easy instructions and make one for yourself!

Material Notes

2 yards (1.82 meters) of 60" (152 cm) wide fabric (Recommended fabrics: jersey, knitslight weight cottons, gauze
Optional- Cord for straps, otherwise follow instructions here for making your own straps.
Small Safety Pin



Related Techniques


Garment Type
Cotton, Knits/Jersey

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    Jul 3, 2012, 12.24 AMby laurertheexplorer

    so its been years since anyone posted on this tutorial but i neeeed helllllp!! not much really, just advice on how much extra to add for a plus size version. pleeeease and thankyou!

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    Jun 11, 2011, 10.06 PMby meganisfulloflove

    This dress is great !! I have made one , and wear it allot. If you go to American apparel they make this dress and they show a bunch of funky ways to style it. check out there “ways to wear it” . enjoy

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    Jun 11, 2011, 07.02 PMby madscouser

    Might give this a go myself, but not sure how it’s look as a plus sized version!

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    Jun 9, 2011, 08.49 PMby dnembhard

    I was heading to the fabric store today anyways, so no I’m even more excited!

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    Jun 9, 2011, 07.53 PMby ernielajr

    This is a great idea! I can’t wait to make some for the women in my family.

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    Jun 9, 2011, 02.21 PMby FabricUiPhoneApp

    This could be fun in terrycloth knits – the stuff you see used for yoga pants, jackets – and super comfortable on a hot. It would also make for a terrific post-swim cover-up.

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    Feb 27, 2011, 03.39 PMby vonesova

    Looks like a one-day project so I´ll definitely try it. Thanks

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    Jan 15, 2011, 04.24 AMby handbagsworkroom

    Forgive me. but where is the instruction?

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    Mar 16, 2010, 02.23 AMby mc1321

    I just made this….thanks so much for posting this! it turned out great!
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    Jan 8, 2010, 05.06 AMby misshoney26

    girl next time wear some black panties, LOL! cute dress I may make one

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    Oct 14, 2009, 04.31 PMby malou10

    wow comme c’et jolie ta robe,j’aurai aimer avoir le patron

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    Oct 13, 2009, 07.42 PMby rosewood513

    I have made many of these, I love using it for a night gown, I have actually made it from an old top sheet, they are used less. I used to make little tiny ones for my baby daughter, just adorable.

    If you are worrying about your bra straps just make the string fatter and it will cover. Very nicely done. Thanks for sharing

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    Sep 9, 2009, 08.03 PMby kahjai

    I’m going to try it THIS weekend!!

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    Sep 4, 2009, 11.07 PMby solobeauty

    I can’t wait to try it! Im just now getting back into sewing!

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    Sep 4, 2009, 09.17 PMby shaunalflowers

    Hey I think I know this Model! Think we went 2 SU together

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    Sep 1, 2009, 08.38 PMby soljeanric

    I love this dress and I was able to make it just fine (I’m a super novice sewer) but I am having lots of trouble heming the dress, my fabric starts to roll and it doesn’t lay right… Any tips?

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      Sep 19, 2009, 12.50 AMby reneebies

      it might look nice if you just keep the hem raw and let it roll…

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    Aug 25, 2009, 06.00 AMby davee09

    wow even ppl who cant sew could probs make this!!! i like it!!!

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    Aug 25, 2009, 05.59 AMby davee09

    wow even ppl who cant sew could probs make this!!! i like it!!!

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    Aug 12, 2009, 07.33 PMby nglalala

    Cute! I love the fabric!

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    Aug 9, 2009, 04.54 PMby isisandra

    I love the fact almost anyone can make it and for almost any body size. Thank u!

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    Aug 9, 2009, 03.22 AMby yesicap416


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