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
Prepare two rectangles of fabric. Mine are about 150 x 22 cm and 150 x 78 cm.
Let’s start with bigger one: cut it in half, and sew the sides together to make a tube.
Iron the seams, then make a tunnel for and elastic. It should be a little bigger so you could pull the elastic in smoothly.
Sew along the tunnel leaving a about 10cm opening unstitched.
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.
Sew the ends together then close the opening.
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.
Main part of your dressshould now look like that:
Time for repeating all the steps with smaller rectangle: fold bigger part fot the tunnel and smaller part for lace bottom.
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.
Voila! Two parts of your off the shoulder dress now look like that:
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.
Styling DIY off the shoulder dress
Pictures were taken in Rezerwat Wyspy Świderskie, beautiful place located about 20km from Warsaw city centre.