In fact, I MADE it. The infinity dress has got it all! You can wear this amazing dress basically any way you feel comfortable–and it can look like a new dress each time! I made my infinity dress in about 3 hours and for under $20! I found these infinity dresses on Craftster years ago and have always loved them. First, you need to do some measuring. So, 30/6.28 = 4.7. Then I decided on length of skirt and came up with 18″.
To make your straps, you need to decide how wide to make them. To determine strap length, you need to make them 1.5 times your height. So, got that? To make your pattern, get packing paper, freezer paper, or a bunch of pieces of computer paper taped together. Then I measured 18″ down from that and made another line for my skirt length. Cut out on your lines. Next, cut a waistband 10″ tall and the length of your waist you measured. DIY. Trash to Couture original DIY tutorials Click on the links below the pictures to see the page.
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If you don't already have an old shirt you can recycle for this purpose, you should be able to find one easily at a thrift store.
Hold the collar under your arms, and make sure it's long enough that you'll be comfortable wearing it as a dress. Short sleeves are ok, but make sure they're long to reach around your chest and overlap in the back. Also, try and find a shirt that has darts in the middle of the back. If the darts are at the shoulders, it won't fit as well. It seems like women's shirts mostly have darts in the middle, and men's shirts have darts at the shoulders. I used a blue polka-dot shirt for my first dress, and a red plaid one for the second. m1vn8coNiQ1ql7y9bo1_1280.jpg (307×880) DIY: No-sew Beach Cover + How to Use a Pareo/Sarong. Wow!
Back in February I made a DIY beach cover up that has had a crazy popular response. I've been meaning to make a no-sew version, but I haven't been able to. A lot of people have criticized my dark brown color choice for the original post, but in the winter there weren't tons of bright colored jersey fabrics being sold in stores. I went again this past weekend and *still* couldn't find a good shade to use for this no-sew version. So- I'm going to show you how to make it two different ways, one of the ways will use the pictures from the original post and then I'll draw in the differences.
The second way involves a pareo (I got mine at amazon.com for $6/each. 1.75 yards of jersey or stretchy cotton material* Ribbon/any other material for a strap Scissors. DIY 20 Minute Beach Cover Up. ** NO SEW VERSION CLICK HERE!
****HIGH-BACK VERSION/STREET WEAR- CLICK HERE****HALTER VERSION- CLICK HERE****MAXI WITH THICK STRAPS HERE** Need more help? Click HEREProbably my favorite 'la vie' project... ever. I was browsing through a swimwear catalog and saw an adorable beach cover up. I sooo wanted it, but obviously I wasn't spending $45 on it, plus, it was totally make-able. I made some revisions and here it is! Maybe it seems a little too early to be thinking about the beach... but seriously, I can't wait. So- without further ado- the 20 Minute Beach Cover Up!