DIY Sleeveless Dress in 6 Easy Steps

Hello everyone,

Welcome To Thread It Thursday!!!

Today I wanted to share a very easy to make sewing project.  So that if you are new to sewing you will not feel overwhelmed.

For this project, I used a Black with White Polka Dot Knit Ponte De Roma. If you are new to sewing, working with knit fabric can be a bit tricky at first. So start with a Ponte Knit.  It sews very easily and has a great weight to it and has a nice amount of stretch.

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Materials:
About 1 -2 yards of knit fabric (I love Ponte De Roma)
A t-shirt (slightly loose fitting)
Sewing Machine
Coordinating Thread
Ball Points Needle ( This is essential for working with knit fabric’s)

Instructions:

Lay your fabric as shown below. Cut 1″ away from your t-shirt.

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Now fold your fabric so you can cut out your second piece. Lay the 1st piece you cut out on top and cut around. No extra seam allowance needed.

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You will end up with two identical pieces

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Next pin the pieces with the right sides facing (polka-dot touching).

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Sew across the shoulders with a stretch stitch or zig-zag using a 1/2″ seam allowance. Sew down the sides with the same type of stitch but with a 5/8″ seam allowance. Try on your dress and make any needed adjustments. Once you have the right fit, finish the shoulder seams with a serger, zig-zag stitch or pinking shears.

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Next hem the neck, sleeves(using a straight stitch). Next hem the bottom( using a stretch stitch or zig-zag). By turning your fabric under 1/2″ and then turn again 1/2″ and sew using 1/2″ seam allowance.

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You’re all done. The only thing left to do is to style it and wear it as you desire. To make this dress with sleeves check out my detailed tutorial here.

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Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by, I greatly appreciate it.

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Happy Sewing & Until Next Time,

Sewloveable ☺

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32 thoughts on “DIY Sleeveless Dress in 6 Easy Steps

  1. Thank you so much for this project. Yours is very classic and stylish. My attempt became a nightdress. Completed last night – modelled by little one this morning. Think I have linked correctly to your post from mine!

  2. Pingback: DIY Metallic Red Lace Dress | sewloveable

  3. Hello Timeka,

    I really love your well-detailed tutorials, you’ve made sewing look fun and do-able. 🙂

    I like how the outfit was paired with a red belt and blazer, looks professionally chic.

    Well done!

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