How to Sew an Infinity Dress
Hi everyone, this is an easy tutorial on how to sew an infinity dress from scratch. I have wanted to make this infinity dress for a while but was a bit worried, in the end it was simpler than I thought. Beginners need not worry! Installing the zipper is also really very simple.
In the end, I narrowed the ends of the infinity tie because it was a bit too chunky when tying so feel free to do this too.
You will need:
About 2.5 yards of fabric
Your waist measurement
Length of your dress
I cut out my fabric measuring 22 by 55 inches. I then cut out another identical piece. These are for the skirt part of the dress.
My zipper is the same length as the length of my skirt. However, I am adding a 2 inches band to the skirt, which means I will have enough sewing allowance for hemming and attaching the waist band.
I then cut one of the identical pieces into two, to allow zipper installation. Now, I have three skirt pieces, one big and two smaller ones.
I then cut out four pieces of fabric for the infinity wrap. They will be joined together to form two long pieces. Measurement is 10.5 x 45 inches
I then cut out 2 pieces of fabric and 2 pieces of fusible interface (optional) for my waist band measuring at 29 x 5 inches. This is including an inch sewing allowance
I then cut out four pocket pieces
Then I clipped my pocket pieces to the side seams - right side to right side - ready for sewing
Then I sew the pocket pieces to the side seams
Then I sew a gathering stitch on the top of the three skirt pieces
Then I gathered the skirt pieces to the size of my waist band
Then I pinned the side seams together and sewed it down.
Then I sewed 2 long pieces of the infinity wrap together to make one long piece. Skip this step if you are able to cut the desired length without joining
Then I did a double fold in on the edges of the infinity ties to create clean edges
And I added a gathering stitch at the end that will be attached to the waist band
I then ironed on my fusible interface unto my waist ban pieces
I then made a notch on the centre front and the sides of the waist band. These will be the guide to positioning the infinity tie
I then gathered the end of the tie, placed them an inch over the centre front of the waist band so that they are overlapping and that they do not go over the side notches. Pin right side facing right side.
Then I pinned the second waistband on top to sandwich it then sew a straight-line down.
Then I pinned the gathered skirt to the waist band and I sew everything in place
Then I attached the zipper to the skirt and hemmed the skirt.
This infinity wrap dress is a real summer must have. It's very versatile, it's really like having multiple dresses in one. How would you style yours? Let me know in the comments below!
If you are making yours, be sure to tag me on Instagram @madebydeola.
- 2.5 meters of fabric
- Fusible interface (optional)
- Sewing machine