Learn How to Make a Sweater Dress in Just a Few Simple Steps

6 Materials
30 Minutes

I absolutely love everything about sweaters! They are cozy and comfy and that’s why I had the idea of making a sweater dress. This was one of the easiest sewing projects and the result is just amazing! If you want to learn all the ins and out of making this stunning dress, my tutorial is definitely for you! Follow a few, easy, and simple steps and DIY an amazing sweater dress. This piece has all the perks of a sweater but can totally be dressed up or down for different occasions.

Tools and materials:

  • Sweater
  • Button-down shirt
  • Pins
  • Pencil
  • Sewing machine
  • Scissors
Sweater dresses for women
Cut the fabric

To get started on this gorgeous sweater dress, I started by cutting out the back of the dress but I left the hood on because it's a super-cute element of this sweater.

Sweater dress outfit

Next, I cut the front off of a white button-down shirt. I would be using the back of the shirt as the back on my new, cute dress. 

DIY sweater dress
Mark the shirt

Using the sweater as a pattern, I marked the shirt so that I would know exactly where I would need to cut it so that it would fit perfectly as the back of the dress. 

How to make a sweater dress
Sew the dress

Once I had cut the shirt, I pinned it onto the sweater and sewed around, following my pinned markings. I couldn’t wait to see the end result! 

Grey sweater dress

This dress was so easy to make and looks totally professional! What colors would you use to recreate this piece? Let me know in the comments below! 

Suggested materials:
  • Sweater
  • Button-down shirt
  • Pins
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