How to Make a 10 Minute Simple Summer Dress

by Lindsey Harper

You can make these dresses out of the already sheered fabric from places like walmart and joan fabrics. Check out my blog for more diy at


  • 2 Yard of already shirred fabric, Walmart or Joann's
  • 1 Scissors
  • 1 Sewing machine and matching thread
  • Sewing Pins
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    I got 1 yard of shirred fabric. I bought it at Walmart for $12.95. I put 2 yards on the supply list so that it covers any size you may make since 1 yard fits a medium

    Step 2

    PREWASH!!!! Do not skip this step, wash your fabric BEFORE sewing. It does shrink up a bit.

    Step 3

    Wrap it around and stretch till it feels comfortable, either do this yourself and wrap to the front and pin, or have a friend help.

    Step 4

    Cut any excess fabric leaving seam allowance of at least 5/8. With 1 yard I got, it to fit perfectly without cutting, (equivalent to size medium) so more or less fabric is needed for small or large

    Step 5

    Pin fabric right sides together

    Step 6

    Sew with 5/8 seem allowance

    Step 7

    Try it on, this was a bit loose do I sewed in another 5/8 then it fit perfect

    Step 8

    Cut excess fabric from seem leaving approx 1/4-1/2 inch seem (you can see what's left after cutting in next step)

    Step 9

    Iron to set seem (see the clean seem allowance that I cut)

    Step 10

    Zig zag stitch the seem allowance to prevent fraying.

    Step 11

    Wear your sassy new dress ;)