Thursday, February 16, 2012

DIY Dress

I am coming up on my 7th month of pregnancy, and let's face it...I am having a hard time feeling comfortable in some of my church clothes.

I was so excited when I found this little tutorial for a DIY Elastic Waisted Dress!

All you need is a tank top, 2" elastic (I could only find 1 1/2" at Wally World), and fabric of your choice! This yellow happened to be on sale for $2 a yard at Walmart!

I had this tank top laying around in my craft supplies. I almost got rid of it the other day, but am so glad I finally found a use for it!

Start by putting the tank top on and measuring right underneath your bust. (Leave about an inch or so extra for sewing room or mistakes.)

Then cut your take top at your desired length.

Next, I pinned the elastic to the tank top and got out my amazing sewing machine. (I just recently got it for Christmas, and I have been having so much fun with it!)

Ta -dah! Now you are ready to attach the skirt portion.

Please don't mind my horrible pinning job...
I tried...hence the word "tried"... to make pleats in the skirt as I went.

Once your fabric is sewn to the elastic, lay it out and decide on the length that you would like your dress to be.

I sewed the side seam before I did the hemming of course...


Press the hem with your iron and hem the bottom!

And there you have it!! It is quite simple and fast! I now have a dress that I feel very comfortable in!

Excuse the blurry mirror pics. Eli wasn't home so I had to improvise.

Here's the baby bump!

Add some accessories and your outfit is complete!

Now go and get your sew on :)

Love, Sav


  1. WOW that is sooo cute! If I had a sewing machine I might be tempted to try that :P

  2. So cute Sav! I may have to have you make me one when you are here! Why didn't I get the sewing gene???

  3. Such a cute dress. I'm definitely going to have to give that a try!

  4. Darling!! I can SOOO see this with a black tank top and black an white patterened bottom. Then red accessories. You did a great job.

  5. Hi Savanah Jo, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

  6. Sew cute!!! I love your lamps and I can't wait to see what you do with the thrift store find. I just started a blog come on over.

  7. Did you use elastic thread on the elastic? Or does regular thread work


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