I made the infinity dress mostly following the instructions on knucklesalad. However, I thought it would be really useful to have a step-by-step, and the ones on Instructables aren't quite the same. The kind I make has a very useful component, the "waistband", which lets you wear a bra with your dress!

I highly recommend you make one or several, regardless of your previous sewing experience. As long as you have access to a sewing machine, this is a dress you can make in under an hour. And it's very comfortable and versatile!

Step 1: Measurements

You will need to measure:
(1) height
(2) waist
(3) center of chest to armpit (just above boobs)
(4) bottom of sternum to top of boobs

(See the pictures, in order by number.)
<p>I realize this is a bit of an old thread..but i'll try to see if i can get a reply anyways. I made this bandeau version and loved it; i'm thinking of making more in different colors but am wondering if anyone has had trouble with tying some of the styles. anyone try the backless ties? I'm only adding the bandeau so i have a double layer of cloth and don't have to worry about a bra. any thoughts?</p>
I made a dress like this following your instructions! It came out well, although for some reason the I can't upload a picture... I'll try to add a picture later if I can....
I finally uploaded it! I had to do a weird roundabout thing... I still need to finish the hem because I used a non-stretch fabric for the skirt. I'll see how the skirt holds up...
Awesome, that looks great! <br />Do you have any tips for working with non-stretch skirt fabric?
This is a truly excellent set of instructions! I'm a professional seamstress and am making some of these for bridesmaids' dresses for a client. I've looked at a LOT of tutorials on this project and had to wade through some real confusing stuff. I believe that yours' is the best one that I've seen. Thank you! <br> <br>Good job!
Wow, thank you!
I'm going to make one of these very soon. Thanks!
One question. How do you keep the bottom of the dress from fraying? I would assume by cutting it into that circle, it would be likely to start fraying if not sewn or glued at the edge.
Nope, actually many fabrics (such as the jersey of this dress) don't fray! <br />Of course, if you are concerned, you can always hem your edges normally. Or for a quicker fix/possibly a decoration, you could serge or zigzag all of your edges. <br />However, I've been wearing these dresses for several months now, and so far have had no problems with fraying.
That's awesome to learn, thanks!
This is awesome! I love your addition of the empire waist band so that a bra can be worn with this - not every female wants to skip the bra :) I can't wait to make this!
Except... How did you tie the straps? Ha
Haha just make one and play around with it. The key element in the strap-hiding tie is to bring the straps up over your shoulders from the front, cross them in back, bring them around front, then thread them back through the crossed back so that those straps are pulled straight down instead of in an X. <br />Does that help?
Yes, it does, thanks! :)
That is a really cute outfit.&nbsp; It looks expensive.&nbsp; I know just the girl I will give your instructions to, it will look wonderful on her.&nbsp; You also used colors that complement each other very well.<br> <br> Well done.&nbsp; Thank you.<br> <br> Ken
You are very talented!
Yes, a very well done project..Got my vote!...
I do like the combination of 2 fabrics. Thanks a lot!!
voted, I think it's the best, well done &amp; good luck :)
Thanks very much!

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