The Easiest Dress DIY?

Long weekends call for easy diy projects (and easy-to-write blog posts too)! 🙂 In honor of this warm and hazy weekend, I’m sharing a super simple dress project that may be one of the easiest sewing DIYs ever posted on this blog! Depending on the look and fabric you choose, you could skip a few steps for even easier construction! Although the design is simple, the dress is VERY comfortable and versatile.

When making the dress, I followed these basic steps:

1. I traced a loose-fitting dress shape onto two layers of knit fabric.

(I used a boxy T-shirt and skirt as a template, but you can also use a loose-fitting dress.)

2. I then sewed the shoulder and side seams using knit needles, a zig-zag stitch, and a walking foot.

(The walking foot is optional but helpful for keeping your sewing machine from stretching the knit fabric too much).

3. Once you have a basic dress shape, you can hem the bottom of the dress and sleeves (or leave them raw if your fabric doesn’t fray!)

4. I chose to finish the neckline with single fold biased tape.

5. If you have extra fabric, be sure to make a belt.

6. Wear your dress! 🙂 Since these steps are pretty basic, AND I want to spend time this weekend being lazy, I will leave you with those directions and proceed to the photos! Leave me a comment if you want more info on any steps! 🙂

Have a great weekend, Everyone, and stay crafty! 🙂

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  • Shan Shan on Apr 01, 2022

    This is one of the sweetest, well-done posts on here, ma’am. I’m going to save it and absolutely adore it - although I’m intimidated by the biased tape neck line I’m afraid. I can’t even read a pattern, honey. And I have a 1940s original black Singer sewing machine. I grew up with a treadle … So a walking foot, hmm. And all that display, hmm. Looks to be a 747 come in and landed. But you have interested my one remaining brain cell capable of learning so I will Follow - and post what will likely be a crooked lil something to make my doggo miserable on walks.

  • Pattyb Pattyb on Apr 04, 2022

    That seems simple enough. Thanks!