How to Make a Retro Polka Dot Dress

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Introduction: How to Make a Retro Polka Dot Dress

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Simple silhouette, easy to make. There's been a lot of requests on how-to make retro/vintage clothing, so here you have it! :)

Choose your favourite fabric, and do this retro Dress!


You will need:

- Cotton jersey (polka dot)
- T-shirt as a reference
- Sewing machine
- Pins
- Scissors



See the video also: 



Step 1: First Step



Picture #2: Fold the fabric on to the opposite side and pin so you can draw the pattern

                    Dobla la tela del lado opuesto y con los alfileres pincha la tela para luego proceder a dibujar el molde


Picture #3: Use a top with no sleeves to help you make the pattern

                    Utiliza un top que no tenga mangas así vas a poder guiarte con el para realizar el molde del vestido

Step 2: Second Step


Picture #5: Once your done, the pattern should look like this.

                     Una vez que hayas terminado de dibujar el molde te debería quedar así


Picture #6: Cut the fabric leaving about 1 cm between the mark and cut.

                     Corta la tela según el molde dibujado, no olvides dejar como 1 cm entre la marca hecha y donde estás cortando.


Picture #7: Now on to the neck line make a hem with the pins

                     Ahora en el cuello  debes hacer un dobladillo con ayuda de los alfileres

Picture #8: Do the same for the arm part

                     Realiza el mismo paso en la parte del brazo 

Picture #9 and Picture #10: Then very carefully sew the hem  

                                                   Luego cuidadosamente cose los dobladillos. 

Step 3: Third Step

Picture #12 and Picture #13: Sew together the shoulders, remember to use the pins! 

                                                    Luego cose los hombros, recuerda siempre utilizar los alfileres!


Picture #14 and Picture #15: The last step! Sew the sides of the dress, and you're done!

                                                     El último paso es coser ambos lados del vestido y ya está! 


Good Luck!! :D

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    6 Comments

    You would look good in anything. Nice project also.

    What a BEAUTIFUL woman you are... I wouldn't wear the dress, but enjoyed the instructable just the same... :)

    Mamma Mia! Gorgeous! Oh, and the dress is nice too. ;)

    You are very very beautiful, nice instructable.

    thanks! Hope you try and do it :)