DIY Tribal Print Dress

I absolutely hate making clothes using patterns, and that is why I love this dress. It is so easy to make and pretty too, plus you don't have to follow a pattern.

I have seen these dresses being worn just about everywhere, so I wanted one for my wardrobe too. This dress looks best in tribal printed fabric but if you want you can use another light weight fabric.

Our dresses:

Stuff you need:
2 meters of tribal printed fabric
Sewing machine (needle and thread will take a while)
Elastic 4 cm less than the size of your waist
Safety pin

1. Begin by folding the fabric in half width wise. The fabric usually comes pre-folded like this. Measure the length between your shoulders and about add 30 cm to that. Mark that amount at the top of the folded fabric. Draw a line from both marks to the bottom corners, as shown below.

2. Fold the sides inwards. Pin and sew in place. 

3. Next, fold the fabric inside out and sew the sides together. Leave space for armholes on both sides.

4. Turn the fabric right way round, then cut a hole on the fold for your neck. Pin and sew.

5. Trim the bottom of the dress to your preferred length. Cut a strip 3 cm wide from this excess fabric. Turn the dress inside out and sew on both sides of the strip around the dress where you want your elastic to be. Using a safety pin pull you elastic through strip.

Have fun DIYing!


lizz said...

so cute! :)

Anonymous said...

YOU MAKE THIS LOOK SOOO EASY! I'm almost tempted to try :)

Sabrina said...

Gorgeous!Unfortunately I´m not so talented.
xoxo Sabrina

Anonymous said...

so cool DIY!!! :D
nice blog babe


mispapelicos said...

Pretty simple and fun.

House of Avandan said...

It turned out great! You have awesome talent for someone so young :)

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Desiree Laidler said...

Looks so great, love the fabric!


Yola Thorp said...

Love the fabric! The dresses look amazing!


Unknown said...

Thanks !
Wow this DIY dress is so amazing ! Love the tribal print :)


NRC♥ said...

Wow this is such a good diy idea <3


Anna @ IHOD said...

Your blog is so much fun! Can't believe you made that! The fabric is fantastic!

Dallas Diva said...

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Zizi said...

oh wow! Im gonna try :)

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Anonymous said...

This looks great! i absolutely love the dress


Val - A Cleaner Closet said...

So fabulous! I'm inspired to crank out a couple of these now!


Fashion Dawgs said...

Such a pretty idea. You guys are great DIYers!

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Fashion Dawgs said...

Such a pretty idea. You guys are great DIYers!

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Unknown said...

how cool! :D love the funnky prints :D

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just me said...

wow this is so cool.
i like it and i like your blog.

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Anonymous said...

you've made such cute dresses!!! they're perfect for the beach in summer time!

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love it! great job

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Sazi Efionayi said...

your blog is totally awesome....follow me and i will follow you back...


bohemianbones said...

Omg ur blog is so great!!!! and u are so talented!!!
this diy is amazing, its good cause its quite simple, I will be trying it this week!
thanks a lot for the diys, It makes our life more creative!


SABINNA and DAVID said...

the dresses turned out great!! love the colours!

xx, Sabinna and David

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Style Servings said...

This is amazing! Really great project with a professional result!


Dress and Dish: Lana said...

So Crafty! Cute.

LINDA said...

Amazing post dear!! ♥

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Anonymous said...

this is amazing!! holy cow! i just scrolled through your whole first page and i love all of your DIY's!! fabulous blog. i'm a new follower now! <3


Chicca said...

Fabulous lovely your diy!!!!!


Fabliha said...

wow it looks lovely

Sofia Gatchalian said...

Great blog!
Hoping we could follow each other. :)


Sofie said...

omg so amazing! looks wonderful! I don't think I could do it :) ♥

Brandi said...

this is so fun!


Alice McGenniss-Destro said...

you have some awesome DIY's on here! I just came across your blog instant follow :)

Ivana said...

Wow, they both look so fabulous! Love this diy!

xx Ivana

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MIXT fashion and lifestyle said...

great blog!

Annie said...

Loving this post - that looks SO cute :)

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Guyanese Sista said...

This is too cute. Did you use stretch or non-stretch fabric?


Confessions Of A City Girl said...

Ugh... wish i could sew!!

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Paper Moon said...

i dont know how to cut or follow pattern so this is great.
i love your blog, im refraining from commenting on every single post lol.

Unknown said...

these are amazing. so impressive and i love the pattern.

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