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The Perfect Lazy Dress

Added Jun 23, 2011

by Valerie Hoan...

Westminster, Cal...




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The reason that this dress is called " The Perfect Lazy Dress " because it is very easy to make. This elastic gather dress can also be worn as a maxi-skirt. Perfect summer look. <3

- Measure your waist = A
- Cut elastic with "A " measurement ( The width of elastic is up to you, I used 1/2inch in this project )
- Double or Triple your waist measurement and that will be the yardage you will need for your fabric. The length is up to you.

  • The belt is just a sheer black chiffon rectangle that is overlocked all around the edges.

Material Notes

I used chiffon for this project




Garment Type

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    Jun 25, 2011, 05.08 PMby Valerie Hoan Nghiem

    For this one, It is exactly the same.

    I sew the elastic on the edge of the fabric, stitch in the center or close to the edge of the elastic and flip it over. because it is chiffon and I didn’t want any seam to show. I think you can also stitch 1" across at the top to make the elastic case. I left an open at the back seam to put the elastic through and hand stitch it when finished. But you will see the elastic case.

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    Jun 24, 2011, 06.16 PMby inochka

    It looks very chic. So the width of your entire dress top to bottom is exactly the same? how did you finish the top?

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