I was really excited to make this polka dot flounce dress. It was inspired by another similar dress i saw on Pinterest. Off course i customized a bit, but only due to lack of enough fabric since i really liked the original.
The bottom flounce part was supposed to be made without the black chiffon fabric, but i didn’t have enough of the polka dot fabric, so i layered instead.
You will need:
- Sewing machine/hand needle
- Fabric of your choice. I use a polka dot fabric and chiffon fabric. 1 1/2 – 2 meters.
- Iron box & Iron board
Here’s the video tutorial:
- Place your fabric on fold, making sure it’s evened out.
- Place your back pattern on top and cut out. Use the remaining fabric to cut out the front, the sleeves and the bottom part.
- I used a another layer for the bottom part, to make it more ruffly. A black chiffon fabric, which i cut out 4 circular pieces.
- Now the main pieces are done. You still need lining though. Uuugh, i forget sometimes too.
- Use the same front and back pieces to cut the lining, but don’t cut out the sleeves or bottom part. Those do not need lining, in this design.
- Join the lining pieces, as well as the main fabric pieces. I used a french seam.
- I also made bias binding for a clean neckline finish.
- For the sleeves, i added an elastic to the cuff, to make a slightly gathered look.
- On to the bottom pieces. We have two layers, the polka dot fabric, and the black chiffon fabric. Join the 4 circular pieces of the chiffon together. Join the polka dot fabric pieces at the sides as well.
- I added pleats to the polka dot fabric to make it fit to the main body of the dress. Then i gathered the chiffon fabric to fit as well.
- Join these two pieces together, then join them to the main body of the dress.
- I did not have my over-lock machine with me at the time, so i burnt the raw hem with a candle. Be careful when burning, so you don’t burn your whole dress!
After i finished it however, i started wondering whether i should’ve made it more fitting by adding darts. But then again, the whole point was for it to be loose fitting, so i went with it.I still like how it turned out though.
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