I made this bodycon dress using two fabrics that i thought would go well together. One is a ribbed fabric while the other one is a stretch knit fabric. A bodycon dress can be plain, as most are, or can have a bit of detail, however tiny. I decide to make mine sleeveless with a sweetheart neckline, using a fitting dress i already had. If however you don’t have one, you can always use a well fitting top and lengthen it.
When i use other garments to cut, i usually leave a really good amount of seam allowance in order to allow for adjustments. It’s better to have a bigger garment which can be made smaller, than a small one without much allowance for adjustment. Lets get to it.
You will need:
- Fabric, about 1 1/2 meters, or even 1 depending on your size.
- Sewing machine, unless you prefer to use a hand needle, which is still okay, though time consuming.
- Thread and pins.
Below is a fast forward version if your more visual.
- Place your fabric on fold, twice. This is so that we can cut out both the front and back at once.
- Take your dress and fold it in half as shown, then place it on the fabric. The center front and back should be on fold.
- Now take your scissors and cut out, while leaving seam allowance.
- Place those pieces aside, we will use them later. Now take the ribbed fabric and fold it like we did the other one.
- Take one the first pieces we just cut, and use it to cut the ribbed fabric.
- Lower the necklines of the ribbed fabric as desired. Mine wasn’t lowered too much.
- Then take the knit fabric and draw out the sweetheart neckline shape and cut with a bit of seam allowance.
- Now place the pieces together as shown, and pin. Place the front and back facing each other, then stitch at the sides, following the seam allowance. Be careful not to stitch the pins. Stitch along the shoulder line as well.
- Try the dress on, and see whether you need to make it tighter, or looser. After making sure it fits well, fold back the necklines and the armhole of the ribbed fabric and stitch.
- Fold back the necklines of the knit fabric as well, and join it to the the ribbed fabric, so it doesn’t keep moving.
- Hem the bottom, and your bodycon dress is done.
You can wear this dress to so many places, from lunch dates, to the office, to parties, and many more. You just have to accessorize accordingly.
I really hope you enjoyed this post, and perhaps learnt something new))