Learn how to make a fun Tube Dress in 10 minutes!  Its a great dress for going out and it also works as a simply base for a halloween costume.  And the best part is the materials cost less than $10!

Step 1: Materials

  • Lycra Fabric (or any stretch spandex fabric) - 29" length x 25" width for a size small, increase the width size to adjust for size.
  • Steam-A-Seam - this stuff is so easy to use and will finish your hems quickly
  • Sewing Machine or Serger - i sewed the main seam together instead of using the steam-a-seam because there will be a lot of stress on this seam unlike the hem
  • Iron
  • Mark-B-Gone Pen
  • Measuring Tape
  • Scissors
  • Pins
the fabric is a bit sheer i would add a second layer around the breast area if chosen to wear in public.
I don't have the rockin' bod to go with this dress but I love the idea so I am wondering what alternative fabric to go with. Hmmm
Good job :) <br>
Smokin'! Nice work -- This dress is perfect for you.
Do you have an ratio for increasing the width? So that way we can guess how much to do?
Yes, but you need a perfect body, like this girl has, to wear this dress. Every time I'm at the mall I see women three times her size fitting into things this stretchy. Not a pretty site. I hope they don't see this beautiful dress. Good job.
A beautiful model is everything! gratz, @Carleyy
From th context, I assume that Steam-a-Seam is used to iron material into hems etc rather then sewing them? UK version (or one of them) is Wonder-Web. If I'm wrong, please correct! *s*
Don't know if you still get 'Mutton Cloth' in your countries?! We still get it here and it's plain uncoloured cotton made in a 'knit' tube and is sold in rolls for various purposes. We used to use a meter length (and it'd look just like a knit mini dress - if the girls had gotten their clothes wet or whatever!) but without any sewing needed! We always keep a small roll of it in the car to wipe hands on etc!
If the dress was made form fitting on top and flared at the bottom would this material make for a wavey hem line? Or would you have to stretch and sew the fabric in sections along the hem?
Yes the more fabric you leave at the bottom, the more of a wave you will get.
Thank you!
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Super easy, super cute!
I might also add, if you have/use a sewing machine you should also invest in some ballpoint sewing machine needles. They are specifically made to sew knits and other stretchy fabric. Regular needles 'cut' through the fibers and ballpoint needles 'push' between the fibers of the cloth stopping puckers, holes, etc. Makes a big difference in the finished piece. Okay...I'm through with today's sewing lesson :-)
Que buena est&aacute;s coraz&oacute;n....
@buirv &amp; @aytacgul gauche<br><br>If one wanted to make a face/head mask, what material could you use to &quot;see through&quot; kind of like a spider man mask?<br><br>Any tips on best way to incorporate &quot;inserts&quot; or external wings ?
Very cute Carleyy!
So cute! I'll probably use this as a base for the owl costume. :D
Thanks! I plan on using it as a few bases for costumes as well!
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