With Instructables you can share what you make with the world, and tap into an ever-growing community of creative experts.
in this instructable, i'm going to teach you step by step, how to make a formal strapless dress have fun!
take measurements of your mannequin - i did: bust, waist, hips, and neck-back (in the pictures) but look on your pattern for the necessary measurement...
cut out patterns to match the size of your mannequin measurements
pin pattern onto fabric
cut fabric along the pattern (ideally without cutting pattern) helpful tip: look on the pattern envelope at the layout of the pattern pieces for the ...
unpin the pattern from the fabric
repeat steps 2-5 with the rest of the pattern pieces and the lining
sew a stay-stitch around the edge of the bodice front stay-stitching stays in permanently and helps prevent stretching on curved edges
stitch bodice front to bodice side front
stitch bodice back to bodice side back
repeat steps 7-9 with the lining
with RIGHT sides together, pin lining to bodice matching centers and seams. stitch front neck edge along stitching lines and along seam line on upper ...
baste the raw edges and "hem" to make pretty :)
make pleats on the outside of the skirt front bring folds to broken lines; pin baste across raw edge
make pleats in skirt back sections. stitch center back center from lower edge to notch. back-stitch at lower end of opening to reinforce seam
stitch skirt front to back at side seams helpful hint: leave the top of one of the side seams open so the skirt can fit over the mannequin's head
repeat steps 13-14 with the lining
"hem" the belt
attach belt to dress
add any flower/bow/decoration to the belt
attach any other decoration (i.e. zipper)
depending on how much fabric you have, your skirt may be at an awkward length. hem it shorter! even if you like the length, hem it to make it look c...
YOU JUST MADE A DRESS!
marvel at how fantabulous you and your new dress are!!!
have fun and take pictures with your beautiful new strapless dress :D
Special thanks to: Mr. Orman - our amazing teacher who put up with us even when we did everything wrong :) and you! for reading my instructable! La...
We have a be nice comment policy. Please be positive and constructive.
We noticed you attached photosto your comment.
how to start fashion designingby Blairwillows
DIY Peplum Skirtby pinkchocolatebreak
How to make a Quick Purseby ProperFit Clothing
DIY Fashion Tutorial: Heart Shoe Clipsby pinkchocolatebreak
How To Make a Duct Tape Walletby Hailee salway
The MIY $5.00 "All Dress" ... Make it and wear it .....From Spring to Fallby imakeit
More Fashion with Sew Easy Backpack Instructibleby Bitsi
TUTORIAL | DIY Fashion: Neon Buttoned T-shirtby pinkchocolatebreak
Inspirational Fashion Design Cork Boardby Abigail08
Create Interactive Fashion Portfolios and Catwalksby shoogleit
Join 2 million + to receive instant inspiration in your inbox.
Download our apps!
© 2015 Autodesk, Inc.
By clicking "Create Account" you are indicating that you have read and agree to the Terms of service.
Already a member? Login »
Enter the email associated with your account and we will send you your username and a temporary password.
Not a member? Sign Up »
Want to go pro?
First step is to sign up.
By clicking "Sign me up!" you are indicating that you have read and agree to the Terms of service.