I absolutely hate making clothes using patterns, and that is why I love this dress. It is so easy to make and pretty too, plus you don't have to follow a pattern.
I have seen these dresses being worn just about everywhere, so I wanted one for my wardrobe too. This dress looks best in tribal printed fabric but if you want you can use another light weight fabric.
Stuff you need:
2 meters of tribal printed fabric
Sewing machine (needle and thread will take a while)
Elastic 4 cm less than the size of your waist
1. Begin by folding the fabric in half width wise. The fabric usually comes pre-folded like this. Measure the length between your shoulders and about add 30 cm to that. Mark that amount at the top of the folded fabric. Draw a line from both marks to the bottom corners, as shown below.
2. Fold the sides inwards. Pin and sew in place.
3. Next, fold the fabric inside out and sew the sides together. Leave space for armholes on both sides.
4. Turn the fabric right way round, then cut a hole on the fold for your neck. Pin and sew.
5. Trim the bottom of the dress to your preferred length. Cut a strip 3 cm wide from this excess fabric. Turn the dress inside out and sew on both sides of the strip around the dress where you want your elastic to be. Using a safety pin pull you elastic through strip.
Have fun DIYing!