Basics: The Easiest Dress in the World

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by Contour Affair

I'm confident this is the easiest, fastest dress I ever made. The whole thing would've been done in less than an hour.. If I hand't decided to make my own bias tape to finish the neckline and sleeves. I feel a dolman sleeve phase starting..


  • 1.5 m fabric (full-width) 
  • Scissors 
  • Pins 
  • Thread & Sewing machine

I. My cut pieces (2 of the skirt piece), I'm a EU36/US4.

II. Place pieces right sides facing, pin the skirt sides, top shoulders and sides, and sew.

I checked the top for size, all good.

III. Then pinned the skirt to the top, right sides facing, and sewed.

And so I had it almost done..

IV. Just hemming...

V. .. And the sleeves and neckline left. For the latter I made some bias tape..

.. And used it to finish those. Here's more detail on how to do a bias-bound neckline.


I could've done this out of one front, one back piece, but wasn't sure I'd get the fit of the top right on the first go.. Next one will be even faster.



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