How to Make an Infinity Dress

How to Make an Infinity Dress


Hi, I’m Jen from Online Fabric Store. The infinity dress is versatile and can be worn many ways. The one I’m going to make is a size medium. So let’s get started. The materials you’ll need are: 3 yards of spandex fabric, I’m using 9 oz black poly spandex fabric, fabric scissors, a ruler, fabric chalk, thread, and ballpoint pins. Fold the fabric over just enough so that the skirt pattern piece fits evenly. Make sure the “on fold” side is lined up to the fold line. Pin around the pattern and cut. Do the same for the second skirt piece. Fold the fabric over about 12 inches. Measure and cut a 10 inch by 72 inch rectangle. After cutting, you should have two 10 inch by 72 inch rectangles. Lastly, fold the fabric over again and cut 2 waistbands using the waistband pattern piece. Make three 1 and 1/2 inch pleats on the front and back of the skirt. The pleats should be folded towards the center of the skirt. For the middle pleat, you can fold it to either side. The pleats should be evenly spaced about 4 to 4 and 1/2 inches apart. To keep them in place, stitch across the top with a 1/4 inch seam allowance. Line up the sides of the skirt with the right sides facing each other and pin. If you cannot determine a right side of the fabric like this spandex I’m using, then you can use either side. Stitch the sides with a 1/2 inch seam allowance. Back stitch at the beginning and the end and fold to the right side. Take one waistband piece and starting from one of the side seams pin along the top of the skirt until you’ve reached the end. If your fabric has a right side, the right sides should be facing together. Starting a 1/2 inch in, stitch with a 1/2 inch seam allowance, and leave a 1/2 inch open at the end. Then, pin and stitch the side of the waistband with a 1/2 inch seam allowance and fold up. Take one strap piece and line the width of the rectangle up to the side seam. Pin to the top of the waistband with the right sides facing each other. Do the same for the second strap on the other side. Make sure it overlaps the first strap by an inch. Stitch with a 1/4 inch seam allowance across the top. Take the second waistband piece and pin around the waistband and over the straps. Make sure the straps are facing down. Starting a 1/2 inch in, stitch with a 1/2 inch seam allowance and leave a 1/2 inch open at the end. Then, pin and stitch the sides with a 1/2 inch seam allowance and fold to the inside. Fold the edge of the inside waistband over a 1/2 inch and pin to the inside seam. Then stitch with an 1/8th of an inch seam allowance. Back stitch at the beginning and the end, and the infinity dress is now complete. Spandex or cotton jersey work best because of its stretch. You can wear this dress all year round depending on how you style it. Thanks for watching this OFS project.

22 Replies to “How to Make an Infinity Dress”

  1. Hi! Great video! Only one concern: You used a straight stitch instead of a zigzag. Are you concerned that the stitches will pop when stretched?

  2. Wonderful tutorial I want to my own dress for my older sister's wedding and hopefully do the rest of the bridesmaids as well. You were very helpful.

  3. Hey 🙂 I'm thinking of sewing these dresses for my bridesmaids this summer but I'm not sure which material I should use. It has to be elastic but chic enough for my wedding. Do you have a recommendation? I'm not sure about the material you used in the video. Is it chic enough for a wedding? (I'm not sure if I see it only on screen) 🙂

  4. Hi just curious if I can get the pattern ? However I also have a question for the skirt piece when you placed the pattern you folded the material so why would you need to cut twice wouldn't folding the material provide you with two pieces ?

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