DIY Turtleneck Mini Dress...

Updated on Mar 09, 2012
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nbr5 's Thoughts:

I had an Old Navy Turtleneck that I never wore just hanging out in my closet, and it wasn’t until I saw the picture of Keke Palmer wearing what looked like a cute, fitted turtleneck dress that I had a lightbulb moment.

I buy fabric in droves and most times it sits and sits until I get inspired. I’m not a regular sewer by any means, but when I have an idea, all of a sudden it’s URGENT! that I get it done and I’m like a mad scientist until that happens. Such was the case with this turtleneck dress. I actually wore this on a recent trip to Kentucky, on the plane (it was super comfy) and then on a city tour and finally onto two receptions that night. This quick dress took on multi-events with no problem.

How I did it? I measured the hemline width of my turtleneck, multiplied that by 2 and added a half inch seam allowance on each side. Then I measured down (I went 10 inches down) then I doubled the 10 inches (to make it 20 inches) as the skirt portion was going to be on a fold. I drafted a pattern for it (cut 2 for a front and a back) and made sure I had clear elastic to help the new addition keep it’s shape. I then cut it using my drafted pattern, folded in half and sewed it together. I love it.

Comments (3)

anyelina
anyelina on February 03
i really love this dress! . You did an excellent job!
nbr5
nbr5 on February 04
thank youuuu :)
TladyEdoo1653
TladyEdoo1653 on April 01
You did a great job in making this dress. I love it, super chic darling
mercik
mercik on March 09
I like it
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