5 Pretty Dresses You Can DIY for Spring

woman wearing blue dress

A new season can only mean one thing: a fresh wardrobe! If you’re looking to revamp your style, these are the dresses that belong in your closet. Best part: You can make ’em all yourself!

1. A Breezy Shift Dress

shift dress

As soon as temps top 75, we’re craving a lightweight, breathable dress. Make this one out of linen or cotton and it’ll take you right into summer with style. (PS: If you’ve never sewn a dress — or, err, anything — don’t sweat. This class goes over all the details, from buying fabric and reading a pattern to sewing that final gorgeous stitch.)


2. A Flirty Sheath With a Statement Sleeve

woman wearing blue flirty dress

Say hello to the perfect date-night dress, which you’re totally ready to tackle once you have a few projects under your belt. With a figure-hugging sheath design and fun flounce sleeves, this stunner is a great night out just waiting to happen.


3. A Classic Wrap Dress

sewing wrap dress

When you want to work with knit fabrics (which are ultra-forgiving in the fit), this is the dress to take on. Make it with a solid color, print or a contrasting binding and belt — regardless, you’ll end up with a modern dress that belongs in everyone’s closet.


4. A Playful Color-Blocked Dress

colorblock dress

Color-blocking in cheery shades is so fresh for spring. Plus, this outfit lets you practice those construction skills, as you’ll learn how to make sleeves and a banded hem along the way.


5. A Comfy Surplice Dress

woman wearing purple dress

Everyone needs a cute, easy-fit dress that’s insanely comfy to lounge around in. (Or maybe a few of ’em!) Choose a sleeved or sleeveless option, then decide on the length — this pattern is super versatile, so you can turn it into a shirt, tunic or even a long maxi dress.

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12 Responses to “5 Pretty Dresses You Can DIY for Spring”

  1. Chris Wood

    These are perfect! Can you create something perfect for the plus sized woman?

  2. Kathleen Diedrick

    These were wonderful and simple! What a great fun push into summer! Please do more like this!