I’ve been taking full advantage of my want to sew. My daughter’s are loving it as well because that means they can request what they would like to have made. I love it that they love and appreciate my handmade garments. I feel so good inside when they wear the thing’s I make for them. So next on the list was this simple A-line dress. Lately, my youngest has become obsessed with houndstooth. Which thrills me…..because I am too!!! So I found a great teal and black jersey knit houndstooth on DenverFabrics.com. The week that I was online fabric shopping they were having a great sale on knits. So I ordered quite a bit of fabric. So I will have more projects coming up soon. Once my order arrived I got to work right away.
I followed this very easy tutorial here.
The dress requires 1 yard of a stretch fabric.
I made the following adjustments.
• I added inset sleeve’s instead of the dolman sleeve (click here for a how to tutorial.)
• 3/4″ loose sleeve’s (my daughter’s preference.)
• Added length to hemline.
Happy Sewing & Until Next Time,
13 thoughts on “Easy DIY A-Line Dress”
How beautiful! I’m so impressed! Sewing is turning out to be much harder than I had ever anticipated. Better to keep trucking along though! Thanks for sharing!
I agree 100%. It’s far more difficult than I had anticipated as well. Little by little I just keep challenging myself. Now I have a bit of a handle on some thing’s that were once confusing. Thank you for your kind words and visiting my blog!!! ☺
Oh thank you for your encouragement! I very much needed it after I sewed the seams wrong on three sides of the bedspread I’m making for out master! 🙂 It’ll get there!
You will definitely get there and you will be so proud!!
Beautiful dress. Well done.
Thank you!! 😊
This is a really pretty dress! I recently saw a fabric that this would come out so well in!
Thank you so much…if you make it please post it. I would LOVE to see the fabric you choose.
I’m so inspired by your tutorials. I have a sewing machine and I have the “want to” but not the “know how”…or just enough knowledge to be dangerous. I’m going to go back thru your tutorials and try again! Thanks for your posts!! xx..Cortneybre…
Thank you!!!….I am pretty much self taught so I completely understand. Start with something simple in a great fabric. When I can’t figure things out, I turn to Professor Pincushion on youtube which was recommended to me. Very helpful video’s. Happy sewing and I look forward to your wonderful handcrafted garment!!! ☺
Thanks for the advice! I’m gonna try it! 😊😊
Beautiful!!! I love the fabric she picked- I also love houndstooth 🙂 especially in those fun colors!