July 18, 2017

Tutorial Tuesday :: Dolman Knit Dress from Sew Much Ado

Todays Tutorial Tuesday features one of our popular independent sewing pattern designers- Abby of Sew Much Ado. This Seafarer Top pattern hack helps you create a beautiful DIY Dolman Knit Dress in no time at all, with quick dolman sleeves and minor pattern adjustments. To create a completely different look, you can also try color blocking the bodice and skirt with various complimentary fabrics. Happy Sewing!

If you don't already own the versatile Seafarer Top Sewing Pattern, be sure to pick it up in the Girl Charlee Indie Sewing Pattern shop today! This customer favorite tee is a fast sew and an essential in any handmade wardrobe.

What I love most about this tutorial is that it is concise and easy-to-follow. With simple graphics that coordinate with basic written instruction, you will soon realize just how easy this pattern hack is.
For your new dress, you will want to use a stretch knit with good drape and recovery like Cotton Jersey and Cotton Lycra Knits. A few of my picks from the store:
We hope you enjoy this tutorial! We love to see what you sew up so please send 1-2 images of any project you make with Girl Charlee Fabrics to gcblog@girlcharlee.com and you might see your creation featured in our next Knit Picks!

Happy Sewing!
~ Heather & The Girl Charlee Team


  1. Am I missing where the tutorial actually is??

    1. Hello Stephanie! The link is in the first paragraph and the pictures also link to it. You will find the complete tutorial at :: http://www.sewmuchado.com/2017/05/diy-dolman-knit-dress-tutorial.html#more-20299 :) Thank you and happy sewing!

      ~ Nicole of The Girl Charlee Team