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DIY: Adding Sleeves to a Sleeveless Dress

 
 Cut out two rectangles out of fabric that matches your dress (you can measure the right size by making the reckangle length the length of the measuring tape wrapped around your bicep and then add 1 inch)
Cut both rectangles into a half circle and then turn and stitch the straight edge of the half circle (the straight edge will be the outer sleeve edge)
 Sew a stitch along the round edge of the sleeve and pull the thread to bunch the sleeve together

 Once this is done you can attach the sleeve to the dress. Place the right side of the sleeve into the wrong side of the dress and then stitch the sleeve onto the dress. You're done!

24 comments :

  1. You made that dress 50x cuter just by adding loose, feminine sleeves! I LOVE IT. Lend me some of your thriftiness and creativity, would ya? ;)

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  2. You are so amazing! I can't believe how easy it looks, but still very intimidating for a non sewer like me! :) LOVE that dress!
    -Bridgette
    bridgettenicole.blogspot.com

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  3. Beautiful dress!
    xo Emily
    www.bupster.blogspot.com

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  4. Love this! That dress is gorgeous both before and after! Love love love.
    Carlee
    Almost Endearing

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  5. Makes me feel like even I could do it! haha! So cute. You are so talented.

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  6. cute dress!!! you look amazing as always :)

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  7. Thats a beautiful dress! Did you find it thrifting? Anyways, great tutorial, I took sewing while I was in University and adding sleeves is probably one of the easiest alterations and so many people don't realize that!

    nbadorestyle.blogspot.com

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  8. CUTE! I love it!

    xo
    Amy
    itwasloveat.blogspot.com

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  9. i love this trick! love that dress both ways :)

    Chioma
    C's Evolution of Style

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  10. Love this DIY! The dress looks great on you! Xo
    megthecoolgirl.blogspot.com

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  11. You make that sound so easy!

    NLxx
    www.my-changing-room.com

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  12. I absolutely LOVE how it turned out! You are adorable, girl!
    xo TJ

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  13. would you mind posting pictures of all the steps? i think i got it with what you have, but i'm also a little slow, lol. ;)

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  14. I love the dress!
    -Melanie

    P.S. I’m doing a $50 Shabby Apple giveaway on my blog. You should check it out here: http://meandmr.com/post/35113285949/shabby-apple-50-giveaway

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  15. love this tutorial! I'm sure I'll be using it!

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  16. I can't sew worth a darn, so this post is lost on me, but I just love that dress!

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  18. I just found this tutorial and I am so, so grateful. My upper arms should not see the light of day ;)

    It made sense. There was no fancy "sleeve ease" to worry about. Just simple, straight forward instructions!

    I make most of my own clothes, so now I don't have to discount all the cute sleeveless ones.

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  19. I'm so sorry, I desperately would like to try this but I cannot understand your instructions. I have never sewn before but would like to try. I don't understand how two half moons can become sleeves! Can anyone please help by giving longer instructions. I am ready with my material. Thanks so much. We all have to start somewhere. x

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