The dress is basically the same as the T-shirt. Sewing is almost the same as sewing a simple T-shirt. All information on how to make a simple T-shirt can be found in this summary:
You can find simple instructions on how to make these particular dresses here:
I sewed most of the dress on the overlock. If you do not have an overlock, you do not have to despair, the dress can be sewed on the ordinary machine, just stick to a few rules explained in this article:
Weaker to moderate knitwear - elastic fabrics:
The pattern is specifically designed for panels and for fabrics that have a bordur - the patterns is optimized to work well with panels and bordure fabrics.
You can also use the pattern for any other materials: knitwear, elastic sweatpants, lightweight sweaters,
Fabric consumption (at 140 cm width):
- for sizes 80 - 122:
- panel or the main fabric – 100 cm
- on sleeves and side panels 60 cm
- for sizes 128 - 140:
- panel or the main fabric – 120 cm
- on sleeves and side panels 80 cm
- for sizes 146 – 164:
- panel or the main fabric – 150 cm
- on sleeves and side panels 100 cm
|all sizes in cm|
The sewing pattern comes in three variants:
1st variant – PDF A4 sewing patterns in individual sizes – the sewing pattern in this form contains the seam allowances – the sewing line is routed in red, the overall part shape including seam allowances in blue – in this case, you cut parts from the fabric precisely according to the sewing pattern and don’t add anything anywhere.
2nd variant – PDF A4 all sizes together – the sewing pattern in this form doesn’t contain the seam allowances or hem additions. In this case, you cut individual parts from the fabric while adding these seam allowances as well.
3rd variant – PDF A0 - the large-format sewing pattern is ready for printing on a plotter or in a copy studio and doesn’t contain the seam allowances or the hem additions. In this case, you cut individual parts from the fabric while adding these seam allowances as well
Print the pattern in 100% scale on any laser printer.
First, print one page of the cut with a 5x5 cm square, and then measure it to verify the correct size. If the dimensions fit, then print the remaining sheets of the cut sheet in the same way. Always align the same points (corners) to fit the cut correctly.
DeclarationPattern, including instructions and all photographs, is a copyrighted work and any distribution, copying or disclosure to third parties is prohibited and will be considered a violation of the Copyright Act (Copyright Act, Act No. 121/2000 Coll. / Zákon o právu autorském – Zákon č. 121/2000 Sb., Česká republika), which may be prosecuted. Contents of the pattern (and instructions) are based on personal experiences of the author. Your personal successes and possible failures are in your hands and the author bears no responsibility for them. But that doesn’t mean you’re on your own. Whenever you need advice, please do not hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Notice to companiesThe pattern is not intended for commercial use. If you are a tailor (for example) and you want to use any of my patterns for commercial purposes, please do not hesitate to contact me. I will be happy to discuss my options with you and create a bespoke offer for you.
For best results, please read the following:
- The patterns are constructed in ready-made sizes, because it is not possible to construct a pattern for all body types (the size chart would get too congested).
- To make the clothes fit the individual figure perfectly, you need to carefully measure it first. Then compare measurements with size chart, and paper pattern. That is the only way to find best pattern size.
- In addition, it’s almost always necessary to adjust the pattern slightlyto make it fit perfectly. (Even if we have two women whose measurements are the same, they will differ in other ways – one of them may have a narrower back and a larger bust, the other may be more muscular with smaller bust. One of them may also have wider hips and flatter buttocks, the other may have narrower hips and rounder buttocks…) Patterns (and their sizes) are only rough guidelines. If you are going for perfect fit, you need to perform fitting tests and adjust the garments accordingly. Sewing is a creative activity and you need to take into account that each of us is built differently. THIS APPLIES TO CHILDREN’S AND MEN’S CLOTHES TOO – WE ARE ALL UNIQUE.
- If you are using some pattern for the first time, always sew “test sample” from a cheaper fabric first. Mark any adjustments in the paper pattern and then use it to sew the final product. It is a classic tailoring method. No two fabrics are the same, therefore, please note that what works with one fabric may not work with another. That is why you should always sew test samples. Sewing is not like baking, you can’t just pick the pattern and expect the perfect results without some measuring, testing and adjusting. That’s just how it works.
- I also recommend temporarily stitching all seams that affect circumferences (such as side seams, instep seams, etc.) before sewing. So, you can try the garment on and adjust it if necessary. Do not underestimate ironing and testing the clothes during the sewing process.
- Also don’t forget to carefully mark seam allowances. Beginners often forget about them. It is necessary to measure seam allowanceswith the measuring tape around the entire pattern and then sew along the correct sewing lines – seam allowances width away from the cutting edges. Careless work with the seam allowances can result in large deviations in the overall widths and lengths of the individual pieces.
- When positioning the paper pattern pieces always make sure that the pieces are oriented correctly.
Free patterns:Not sure whether to buy a pattern? Not sure what the pattern will look like and if you ever be able to put it together? Download one of my patterns for free and see what it looks like and try using it. Free patterns are in the same format as the patterns available in the store. You check them out here:
- How to assemble the paper pattern
- How to transfer the paper pattern to the fabric
- How to adjust the pattern
- How to scale the pattern proportionally
- How to baste the fabric
- How to choose sewing machine needle
- Sewing elastic fabrics with regular sewing machine – 4 steps to success
- 5 sewing tools that you cannot buy in the haberdashery
- How to choose a sewing machine – 5 important tips