DIY off the shoulder dress is very easy to make as it consists of two fabric tubes pulled with an elastic. I found the idea on brilliant a pair and a spare blog. I remade it a bit by adding ecru lace so my off the shoulder dress got more romantic look.

To make DIY off the shoulder dress you’ll need:

  • about 150 x 100cm cotton fabric of your choice – how about this flowerish or dotted  pink fabrics?
  • elastic, elastic puller
  • cotton lace, pins
  • scissors, sewing machine
Making DIY off the shoulder dress - what you need
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Prepare two rectangles of fabric. Mine are about 150 x 22 cm and 150 x 78 cm.

Making DIY off the shoulder dress - step 1
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Let’s start with bigger one: cut it in half, and sew the sides together to make a tube.

Making DIY off the shoulder dress - step 2
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Iron the seams, then make a tunnel for and elastic. It should be a little bigger so you could pull the elastic in smoothly.

Making DIY off the shoulder dress - step 3
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Making DIY off the shoulder dress - step 4
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Sew along the tunnel leaving a about 10cm opening unstitched.

Making DIY off the shoulder dress - step 5
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To get a proper length of the elastic wrap it over your bust and stretch it a little. Then attach the elastic on a puller and drag it through the tunnel until the elastic’s ends meet.

Making DIY off the shoulder dress - step 6
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Sew the ends together then close the opening.

Making DIY off the shoulder dress - step 7
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Making DIY off the shoulder dress - step 8
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To finish the bottom of the main tube fold about 2 cm of the fabric inwards and iron in. Then turn it right and place the lace along. Pin it with tailoir pins and sew.

Making DIY off the shoulder dress - step 9
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Making DIY off the shoulder dress - step 10
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Main part of your dressshould now look like that:

Making DIY off the shoulder dress - step 11
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Making DIY off the shoulder dress - step 12
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Time for repeating all the steps with smaller rectangle: fold bigger part fot the tunnel and smaller part for lace bottom.

Making DIY off the shoulder dress - step 13
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Sew the bottom with the lace on, then drag the elastic into the tunnel, first choosing the elastic length by wrapping it around your shoulders.

Making DIY off the shoulder dress - step 14
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Voila! Two parts of your off the shoulder dress now look like that:

Making DIY off the shoulder dress - step 15
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Now simply place smaller part on bigger one and attach them by stitching along the elastic part – small vertical stitch in the middle of the front and another one on the back.

Making DIY off the shoulder dress - step 16
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Styling DIY off the shoulder dress

Pictures were taken in Rezerwat Wyspy Świderskie, beautiful place located about 20km from Warsaw city centre.

DIY off the shoulder dress 1 - lilmissboho.com
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DIY off the shoulder dress 3 - lilmissboho.com
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DIY off the shoulder dress 2 - lilmissboho.com
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DIY off the shoulder dress 4 - lilmissboho.com
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DIY off the shoulder dress 5 - lilmissboho.com
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