Remember that Hot Mess Sweatshirt Dress we shared with you mamas? P.S. I’ve been living in mine. Well, right after Anna was working away on making that, she decided to make one for kids too. This one however, only requires one sweatshirt and takes less than an hour to make.
If you have another sweatshirt on hand, learn How to Sew a Kimono Cardigan from an Old Sweatshirt. Decorate them with a studded heart or a French Pouf made from a T-shirt.
Keep reading for the DIY Sweatshirt Dress for Girls after the jump…
DIY Sweatshirt Dress for Girls
Cut sleeves off a Men’s large sweatshirt.
Use an existing top to shape the top half of the dress. Make top half a little shorter than the shirt. You can see I folded the shirt under.
Cut all the way across to make your bottom half.
Draw shape of pockets on bottom half following the waist shape of the top half. Make sure to slightly curve the pocket opening to give your dress some shape.
Use excess fabric to shape your pockets. I used the bit of excess fabric left over from the top half. Lay excess fabric underneath bottom half of the dress.
Mark the same slight curve shape and cut.
Place the cut piece on top of bottom half. Mark pocket shape.
Cut. Repeat on opposite side using your pocket as a guide for the other side.
Now for the sleeves. Place the large sleeve next to the top half of the dress and mark your new sleeve using your armhole as a guide. Make a slight curve at bottom seam to keep it from being too loose.
Cut. Repeat on the other sleeve.
Sew all the pieces together separately.
Pin pocket to bottom half of dress.
Match seam to seam and sew all around. Repeat on opposite side.
Once sewn shut, pin the pockets to back side of bottom half of dress to secure the openings when attaching top and bottom together.
Pin sleeves to arm holes, matching seams, and sew around.
Fold bottom half inside out and pin to the top half.
Sew around and you’re done!
You can also make this style your own by using sweatshirts with prints or color blocking with your choice of colors . Make it to fit your personality!