Making Your Own:
What You Need:
- Tissue Paper (to make your pattern)
- 1.5-2m of fabric
- Paper and fabric scissors (or a rotary cutter)
- Fabric pen or marker
- Pins (I also used fabric clips)
- Sewing machine (I also used a serger)
- Matching thread
- 2 hooks and eyes (to close the neck in the back)
Take your measurements and draw your pattern pieces on to tissue.
Pin and sew the darts on the front and and the front lining.
With right-sides together (what will be the outside of the dress), pin the lining pieces to the dress pieces. Sew the armholes.
Sew the arms together. I also finished the bottom edge of the liner using a serger.
On the back pieces, sew the armholes as well as form the neck down to where you marked your fabric (6″ from the top).
With right-sides together, pin and sew the back pieces together.
With right-sides together, pin the front and back pieces together. Sew the side seams.
With right-sides together, pin and sew the sides of the neckband.
With right-sides together, pin the neckband’s raw edges to the raw edges of the neckline on the front and back pieces. Sew together.
Add the hook and eyes to the back of the neckband. Finish the raw edges along the bottom of the dress. Turn up and sew the hem.
If you have any tips, tricks, questions, or suggestions for future projects, feel free to leave them in the comments below!
Until next time! Happy sewing!