DIY Outfit – Turtleneck Dress

When I choose an outfit, I want to be stylish, comfortable and warm. I get cold really easily so a knit turtleneck dress like this is a great wardrobe builder. I love this striped knit and the chic below the knee length. Paired with tights, boots and a coat, this dress will keep you warm even on a chilly, blustery day. Here's how I would DIY this dress.

How to DIY a Turtleneck Dress

Step 1: Today's inspiration is this dress from the Gap (btw, if you don't feel like doing the DIY this time, the dress is on sale right now!). The thing I love about knit dresses is they are as comfortable as sweats but look 100 times more pulled together. 

Step 2: The Neenah Dress by Seamwork Mag is a great basic that will sew up in just a few hours. You won't have to make design changes to this pattern in order to match our inspiration, except maybe adjust the length for your height.

Step 3: For fabric, you'll want to look for a medium-weight knit with some stretch, like this double-knit from Michael Levine.

That's it! An easy-peasy classic DIY. Stayed tuned because later in the week, I'll be sharing a sweater dress of my own using the Neenah Dress pattern. Happy sewing!