dress collage

Spring weather is here, and that means it’s time to switch the winter wardrobe with the spring wardrobe.  I had so much fun creating these cute Valentine pillowcase skirts for my little girl earlier this year, I just can’t wait to make some more for spring.  Dresses and skirts are such a fun alternative to shorts when the weather heats up.  Besides being girly and fun, they can be an inexpensive option when you make them yourself.  Lots of dresses and skirts can be made with just a few simple sewing skills, and with all the cute fabrics out there, styling options are endless.  Check out these five easy ways I found to whip up a spring time dress or skirt for yourself or a little girl you love.

1.  High-Waisted Sash Skirts

These happy yellow polka-dotted skirts come from Sewing in No Man’s Land.   Kelly’s tutorial for them has clear instructions and detailed pictures for each step.  Making a skirt with tailored details isn’t hard when you have a tutorial like this to follow.  This skirt looks so versatile, and I love that it can be sized for infants through adults.

2.  Maxi Dresses

Maxi dresses are super chic and super comfortable.  And at A Small Snippet, this easy-to-follow tutorial makes them look super easy to make.  Leana has several variations on this dress, and all of them are ideal for beginning seamstresses.  With the instructions she provides, there’s just no excuse not to have a maxi dress of your own this spring.

3.  Sundresses

The thing I love about this sundress tutorial from Make It and Love It is that it can be made for any size–child or adult!  No pattern is necessary to follow Ashely’s detailed tutorial for making this sweet style of dress.  I love her fabric choice, and the big, floppy bow is just too fun.

4.  Sailor Dresses

At Elle Apparel, Leanne takes the t-shirt dress to a whole new level with this nautically inspired A-line dress.  Her detailed tutorial shows you how to skip many of the harder steps of dressmaking by substituting a handmade bodice with a plain tee.  And Leanne’s creative additions–like pockets and sailor buttons–make this outfit anything but plain.

5.  Pleated Wrap Skirts

I think this crisp, pleated skirt from Grand Revival Design looks like it could be from the pages of a J. Crew or Banana Republic catalog.  Instead, it’s a patternless skirt that can be adjusted to fit anyone from small to large.  Tanya provides an easy-to-follow tutorial so that you can recreate this stylish wrap skirt.

So, have I convinced you that it’s easy enough to sew a few new, dressy outfits this spring?  Let me know if you do–I’d love to see what you can make!




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  1. I love wearing simple dresses & skirts in the summer! I might (just might, you understand!) TRY to do this! I can promise no pictures tho—unless you really need a good laugh! ;-D

  2. Oooh thank you! I have some beautiful vintage seaside print fabric and now I know what to do with it! Hmm, which design to choose….

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