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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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)


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


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.



You will end up with two identical pieces


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


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.



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.



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.


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 ☺


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!

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  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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