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Wednesday With Wendy: DIY Slip Dress

08/26/2015 12:34 EDT | Updated 08/26/2015 12:59 EDT

Fall is just around the corner, and one of the must-haves of the season is the '90s-inspired slip dress. This sexy number is incredibly versatile and can be worn beneath a long sweater or a heavy coat, or slipped over a tee and jeans or trousers. But before you head out to buy a slip dress, why not consider making your own? In the video above, DIY fashion guru Wendy Liu of With Wendy teaches us how to design our very own slip dress. The results are adorable. See for yourself:


Here are the steps Wendy followed, as listed on her blog:

1. Cut out a front and back piece in the silk and the chiffon that is as wide as a loose-fitting tank

2. Cut the front pieces to have a shallow V

3. Cut the back pieces to have a deeper curve

4. Sew two darts to the chest of the two front pieces

5. Sew the silk front and back right sides together

6. Sew the chiffon front and back right sides together

7. Tear a 1.5 inch strip of chiffon fabric

8. Fold into thirds and sew with a straight line to make the strap

9. Cut two generous strap pieces, and sew two loops from the leftover strap

10. Pin the chiffon to the inside of the silk, with both layers right side out

11. Pin the strap pieces to the inside of the front

12. Pin the loop pieces to the inside of the back

13. Sew the silk to the chiffon all the way around the top edge

14. Flip the chiffon to be outside the dress

15. Pull out the straps and loops and tie the strap to the desired length

16. Cut off any excess strap and trim the dress bottom to the desired length

Let us know how your slip dress turns out in the comments, and be sure to check back every Wednesday for more DIY With Wendy.

Wendy Liu is a Toronto-based DIY fashion guru. For more of her amazing DIY tutorials, head over to her blog With Wendy or subscribe to her YouTube channel.

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