Make these freshest DIY summer clothes for women to start and end the season with a bang! We've collected some of the trendiest summer clothes for women you can sew and DIY. Forget about swiping yourself broke to be trendy this summer when you can look your best without the expense. Take these summer clothes for women tutorials and get started!
Sew-It-Yourself Summer Clothes For Women You'll Love
1. Cold Shoulder Sleeve Top
Cold shoulder sleeve top is all the rage these days. With the tops of your shoulders bare, this garment is just the perfect stylish top to beat the summer heat with. Make your own version of this top by following Rosy Pena's tutorial!
2. Romantic Strapless Summer Maxi Dress Tutorial
With the right kind of fabric and accessories, this pattern can pass for a casual wedding dress for the beach. To think how much wedding dresses cost, I'll dig this DIY maxi dress anytime.
3. Off-Shoulder Top
No self-respecting summer outfit list is complete without the off-shoulder top. Rock this crowd favorite this season by making your own version of it! This DIY tutorial from I am with Wendy will walk you through the basic process of making this pretty summer top.
4. DIY Kimono Sundress
A kimono sundress is one of the easiest summer clothes to make. And this rendition of a kimono sundress in a creamy floral fabric gives us a serious longing to make our own. Try to cut it on the bias so it doesn't fray and you can skip on finishing the seams.
5. Ruffled Shoulder Straps
Make cute summer dresses for your girls too, with this pattern. They are really refreshing to wear and allows for a lot of movement. Make your own fun and frilly tops like this one from Shwin and Shwin by following their tutorial!
6. Summer Caftan Dress Tutorial
This has got to be the easiest summer clothing for women you can sew. You can practically lay out a fabric, cut a hole for the neckline, and sew a straight stitch on the side. Voila! You have a flowy swimsuit cover-up you can rock the beach with.
7. Square Top
As A Pair and A Spare's tutorial said, cut two pieces of fabric into squares, sew them together, and you're done! Perfect summer top!
8. Maxi Halter Dress
Find yourself a stretchy knit fabric with a lovely pattern to make this maxi halter. With an easy dress tutorial like this one, you can make several pairs to wear this summer.
9. DIY Macrame Top
Want to look boho-chic this summer? Try this macrame top! This tutorial from Kreative Buehne will walk you through the process: from any old shirt to the beautifully fringed summer top!
10. DIY Cropped Tank
Curb the sweating this summer with this cool and comfy DIY cropped top! This really easy tutorial from Sparkly Belly converts an old shirt into an airy top perfect for any summer activity.
11. DIY Summer Beach Dress + Coverup
You will do no wrong with this one-size pattern fitting sizes from small to large. It's a cute boat club dress which also works as a cover-up: something we've seen in celebrities hitting the beach.
12. DIY Lacy Top
Turn your spare large shirt into a dreamy top with lace! This sewing idea from Carissa Knits uses an XL men’s silk shirt and turned it into the perfect summer top!
13. Easy Strapless Dress
Upgrade a dress or shirt in your closet you haven't been wearing for a while nor plan to. We're sure your closet is rich with the kind of material you can work on to make this simple but fab strapless dress for summer. You might also want to sew a simple summer t-shirt dress from your closet finds.
14. Infinity Dress
The great thing about infinity dresses is you can easily twist and turn it into looking an entirely new dress altogether! You can wear them for any occasion, at any season, and in any style you want! Recreate this versatile summer dress with Sew Like My Mom’s tutorial.
15. DIY Tassel Dress
Tassels are so in this summer season for a boho-chic vibe you want for your look. You'll be thrilled to have this tassel dress pattern which will give you ideas for a fabric color and pattern you love.
16. Lace Shirt
Take any shirt you have to the next level with lace! Aside from making everything look better, lace can easily add an extra layer of softness and class. This tutorial from Sweet Charli is a great guide to recreate this look.
17. Easy DIY Baby Doll Summer Dress
On a hot summer day, comfort is what we want in our outfits. You can count on it in this flowy DIY baby doll summer dress and it's a bonus the pattern can easily make you look sexy and vibrant.
18. Cross Back Top
This cute top has been trending this summer. With a really airy back, this cross back top from Pretty Quirky Pants looks really comfy and sexy to wear this summer.
19. Simple DIY Summer Skirt
A nice patterned fabric and some elastics make this simple skirt you can wear at the mall or park this summer. Do a simple basting stitch to the waistline, then sew to the elastic to make this classic balloon skirt.
20. Ruffled Neck Top
Show off those toned arms with this ruffled neck summer top! This garment from How Joyful Blog uses a cute frilly neckline and slanted cut that define the shoulders and arms really well.
21. Easy Breezy Summer Lounge Dress
Choose soft fabrics like rayon or polyester and cotton blend to make this lovely summer lounge dress. It's a lovely dress pattern you can wear to a summer outdoor party.
22. Tulle Skirt
Nothing looks more princess-y than tulle skirts! This summer sewing project is just the perfect outfit for your little princess! Just remember to choose a soft fabric for your inner lining so your little one won’t itch under all the layers of tulle.
23. DIY Patriotic Crop Top
Crop tops are so in right now and this DIY patriotic crop top tutorial is timely for the Fourth of July. It's a simple oversized blue checked tee upgrade needing basic sewing skills. Add a red lace to the bottom to compliment the piece.
24. Ruffled Skirt
Depending on how you put on your garment, ruffles can easily take any number to the next level! Recreate this sewing idea from Brit.co to have the perfect ruffled skirt for the summer!
25. Summer Bias Sundress Tutorial
You will need basic bias binding skills to make this DIY sundress tutorial. Other than that, this project is super easy and fun to do. Go with fabrics with fun summer colors and pattern and you're good to go.
26. Kimono Cardigan
While you don’t want to burn your skin under the sun, you also don’t want to toast yourself inside long-sleeved clothes. This easy kimono cardigan is the perfect solution to this dilemma!
27. DIY Summer Wrap Dress Tutorial
If you're done with pretty flowy and flowery summer outfits, you'll love this elegant summer wrap dress. It's an easy pattern for linen fabric with pinstripe patterns. Stand above the rest at the beach with this unique yet inexpensive dress.
28. Pillowcase Dress
You don’t need to make everything from fresh new fabrics, especially if you want to save up. This cool DIY dress idea from Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom uses a pillowcase to create a light and airy clothes perfect for the hot weather!
29. Linen Flint Culottes
Culottes are back! They're perfect for summer and quite easy to make, after all. You can make one your own linen flint culottes from scratch with tips here, plus a pattern which comes at a reasonable price.
30. Chevron Dress
Summer is the perfect season to play with patterns and color. This chevron dress from Live Free Creative really pops out the color, which is perfect for the season.
31. Summer Breezes Top
What makes an outfit stand out is the embellishment. You can do it with the fabric itself in wavy pleats technique. This simple tank top is transformed into a summer-perfect outfit with a simple fabric trick.
Jumpers and rompers are the classic summer outfit staple. Made with lightweight fabrics, these garments are the perfect outfit to wear when you’re out on a stroll under the sun. This DIY jumper from Jazz Ro DIY even has a teasing slit at the back which looks pretty refreshing to wear!
33. Floral Tania Culottes
If you want a flowy skirt but is uncomfortable with the opening, take this floral Tania culottes pattern which will give you the best of both worlds. You can even match this up with the summer breezes top to rock the summer with.
Find more summer clothes for women by watching this video from Berrie Barely:
These great summer clothes for women look so promising for the season! Not only do they look so chic and fashionable, they also look really fun and enjoyable to make! With these beautiful summer clothes for women in your stash, you only need beach blanket and your family is ready to enjoy the summer days!
Which ones from this list of summer clothes for women do you have in mind to DIY? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below!
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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on August 22, 2016, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.
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