I have never explored the world of elastic thread but this project might entice me. So very simple I can definitely see how it could be completed in as little as one hour. Sure, it sounds like a lot of fabric, and if you're like me you imagined it to look something like a blimp once finished but the pictures show other wise. Another thing to think about is that they've used quilting cotton, which is great! You don't have to go hunting for any special kind of fabric, which makes this the perfect casual dress. Enjoy!