DIY Easy Strapless Dress and Maxi Skirt Tutorial. What you may not be able to see in the photo is a trend I’ve been seeing a lot of - large elastic waist bands on the outsdie of a garment. Also, she’s sewn an elastic casing beneath her behind, which you can also see as the waist of the dress. Easy tutorial from Ma Nouvelle Mode here. *First seen at Flamingo Toes here.