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The easiest dress you will ever make!
This is a super easy dress to make and you can use any type of material to make some amazing dresses!

Posted by PinkWeeds from Omaha, Nebraska, United States • Published See PinkWeeds's 173 projects »
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  • How to sew a cowl dress. H&M Inspired Dress - Step 1
    Step 1

    To start off with you're going to need your fabric of choice- the great thing about this dress is you can use any type of fabric you like and it will work.

    I used a non-stretch cotton.

    Lay your fabric folded in half as such.(The Pink/Red line is where your folds should be)

  • How to sew a cowl dress. H&M Inspired Dress - Step 2
    Step 2

    Fold in half again this time folding it the new long way.

  • How to sew a cowl dress. H&M Inspired Dress - Step 3
    Step 3

    Now you are going to need a long-sleeved shirt. Lay this shirt folded in half along the new fold.

  • How to sew a cowl dress. H&M Inspired Dress - Step 4
    Step 4

    Cut where your head hole should be. Since my material isn't a stretch material I went back and cut my hole a bit larger than what you see in the picture.

  • How to sew a cowl dress. H&M Inspired Dress - Step 5
    Step 5

    Now here is where it gets a bit tricky because you have to measure how far in you cut your sleeves. The original dress had a bust of 60" and I have a bust measurement of 33" so the 60" bust worked for me. With that in mind your dress should be 30" wide on the front and 30" wide on the back and since my fabric and yours should be folded in half that makes for a 15" front. This left me with about 5" for my sleeves.

  • How to sew a cowl dress. H&M Inspired Dress - Step 6
    Step 6

    I lay my measuring tape from the center fold to the edge of the fabric and cut to the 15" mark.

  • How to sew a cowl dress. H&M Inspired Dress - Step 7
    Step 7

    From that mark I cut straight down.

  • How to sew a cowl dress. H&M Inspired Dress - Step 8
    Step 8

    From that mark I cut straight down.

    The next thing you will do is flip your dress inside out and hem the sleeves and the collar of the neck.

    Once that is finished you will sew along the outline of the dress (you will sew along the bright blue lines)

  • Step 9

    The last thing you will do is hem the bottom of the dress.

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Steph.
Steph. · Reading, England, GB · 212 projects
wow
so simple and so classy with the belt!
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JimmyJamma
JimmyJamma · 8 projects
love your idea! your pics are beautiful!!
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Fer
Fer
Cute <3
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brittany m.
brittany m. · Lufkin, Texas, US · 1 project
so cute! i want to make this!
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brittany m.
brittany m. · Lufkin, Texas, US · 1 project
so cute! i want to make this!
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Melania Q.
Melania Q. · Caracas, Capital District, VE · 1 project
You're wellcome, the dress is so pretty and i love the fabric!
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Zornitsa A.
Zornitsa A. · 7 projects
I can say only: THANK YOU!!! I've used this projet to create a great beach cover up from an old long pareo i had, but i made it with a deep V neckHappy It was so easy!!!
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Pascale M.
Pascale M. · Le Moule, Grande-Terre, GP
You're wellcome ^-^!
I wil try it next week if it's possible. I hope it will be as well as you Happy.
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bisiybuldum
bisiybuldum · 12 projects
It's great idea!I'll try it!
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Momo
Momo · Ayr, Scotland, GB · 2 projects
Bought the material today and will be trying this tonight!
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