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DIY Casual Linen Dress
If you could see my sewing/craft room right now you’d wonder how I ever get things done. I have so many projects on the go (and in my head) but eventually I’ll get them all done. I’ve wanted to recreate this dress ever since I bought one similar last summer. Simple to wear, flattering and light. You can dress it up or be super casual with it. I love, love, love it and can hardly wait to make another! So follow along for this DIY Casual Linen Dress (and p.s., it will work great for cotton as well)
I know linen wrinkles just looking at it but it’s such a fun breathable fabric to wear when the temperatures start to rise. It’s a classic fabric for summer and you can dress it up or down with some jewelry and sandals (flats or high wedges) It’s fairly simple to sew with it as well. There are so many varieties out there now, and Joann has some fun ones this summer. Great linen blends as well. So many fabrics and so little time (well maybe not so little time but so many projects to choose from)
The fabric I used for this dress was a cotton that is a linen look, so your cottons will work great as well. I liked the way the stripes work going one way and then the other for a bit of contrast. The price was probably part of the determining factor when I bought the fabric. (I just got some gorgeous bright orange linen on sale at Joann this past week and can hardly wait to get started on a simple shift dress)
The pattern I’m offering with this post is for size 8-10. You can alter it, making it larger or smaller. I am tall (5’10”) and so you will want to make some measurements and adjust the pattern. You can do this using a t-shirt than you like the fit of.
I’m not kidding, I get compliments on this dress wherever I wear it! It’s perfect for casual and because it pulls over and is relaxed, it hides all the imperfections we may have! I’m offering the pattern and directions in my resource library. All you have to do is subscribe at the bottom on this post and you’ll have access to all my free patterns and printables. Follow along and let’s get this project started!
- Fabric About 2.5 yards of linen, linen look or light cotton
- Sewing Machine
- Serger (it’s not mandatory but it makes the process much faster)
- Straight pins
- Matching Thread and needle
- Sharp sewing scissors
- Rotary Cutter, Mat and Ruler (totally optional but works great for this)
- Iron & Ironing board
- Free pattern and Directions
Below is one page of the downloadable directions.
For directions print off free directions from my resource library
Enjoy this simple casual dress. If you make it, send me what your dress turned out like. Happy Creating!