Find the Perfecy Christmas Hat
a Complete Guide by Jane Clauss
Looking to dazzle at your holiday party with a fabulous Christmas dress? Well, you’ve come to the right place. Let’s talk about how to DIY the perfect Christmas dress and really turn some heads!
The Classic Red & Green Christmas DressAh, red and green, the quintessential Christmas colors. Start with a simple red Christmas dress and add some green accessories. A sash, an oversized bow, or even some sewn-on green jeweled accents can make your Christmas dress stand out from the crowd.
Upcycle Your Old Dress into a Christmas Dress
Have an old dress gathering dust? Give it a Christmas makeover!
Embroidery, beads, or even fabric paint can convert your forgotten outfit into a dazzling Christmas dress.
Glitz and Glam Christmas Dress
Love glamour? A simple black dress can easily become your next Christmas dress with the right sequin appliqué or rhinestone brooch.
All you need is a needle and thread or hot glue gun and a starry vision for your glammed-up Christmas dress!
Patterns Galore for Your Christmas Dress
Plaids, stripes, or even snowflakes—these patterns can all make your Christmas dress a showstopper. Adding some patterned fabric to the skirt or bodice can instantly make your dress Christmas-ready.
Less is More for Your White Christmas Dress
A white dress serves as a blank canvas.
A few well-placed Christmas ornaments like a belt or a festive brooch can complete your Christmas dress with minimal effort.
Essential Tools for Your DIY Christmas Dress:
Sewing and embroidery Machine
Hot Glue Gun
Assorted Fabrics & Scraps
Ribbons, trim and pom poms
Broken costume jewelry
Old belts, faux flowers, and unique buttons
Step-by-Step Guide to Your DIY Christmas Dress
Choose Your Base Dress: A simple dress can be the start of an amazing Christmas dress. Look to your closet for once loved dresses or a cool find in the thrift store. Make sure you like at least one area of the fit and color.
You can also create your own pattern and make a dress from scratch using the “base dress” concept you love.
Tips to get started:
Sketch Your Ideas! Plan your Christmas dress design before diving in and making the first cut. Grab a notebook or even a scrap of paper and draw it out, write a supply list, layout simple directions for yourself, make a plan so your dress becomes reality.
Collect everything you need to make your dream Christmas dress a reality. Look in your closet, the thrift store, gift wrapping area, and even Holiday decor supply closet. Nothing is off limits when you’re designing. Don’t forget fabric scissors and paper scissors, fabric glue and hot glue, festive fabric scraps, and even a few broken pieces of costume jewelry can add that extra special sparkle you might need.
Try it On!
Always check the fit and comfort of your Christmas dress before making the final adjustments. If you’re working with an old garment and updating it, pick a garment that you already like the fit whether it be in the waist, arm length, bust or booty… start with one are and work from there.
Let Creativity Flow!
Start cutting, sewing, gluing, and decorating to make your one-of-a-kind Christmas dress. Remember there are no mistakes when you’re creating. Just let your imagination go. And remember, when it comes to the holidays, more is more and less is a bore!
Wrap Up and you’re ready to go!
There you have it, your complete guide to DIY-ing the perfect Christmas dress! (Want to see me make mine?) Remember, the holiday season is all about joy, so make sure you have fun crafting your Christmas dress. I can’t wait to see what you create!