DIY: Wrap Dress From Scratch




Introduction: DIY: Wrap Dress From Scratch

About: Hello, I'm Lynette and I love to sew. Why buy clothes when you can make them? I love the freedom of draping and drafting my own patterns. I also enjoy sharing my gift with others as well learning. So let's e...

DIY Wrap Dress from Scratch!

Step 1: Drape Your Design

I used draping tape to create my design.

Step 2: Drape the Dress Form With Muslin

Drape and pin the muslin to the dress form. Then trace the draping tape with a sharpie.

Once you are done draping and tracing take the muslin off the dress form and add a half inch seam allowance to both pattern pieces. Put the muslin back on the dress form and mark notches, so that you will know where each pattern piece belongs.

Step 3: Cutting Time

Take the pattern pieces and place them on the fabric and cut them out. Cut 2 of the front of the dress and cut the back piece on the fold.

Step 4: Pin It Together

Sew the shoulders and sides together.

For the neckline, armholes and slit roll the edges once and then twice. Pin it and sew them down.

Step 5: Make the Belt Ties

Cut the fabric on the fold.

Cut 2 belt ties about 3 inches wide and whatever desired length.

Fold each individual tie in half, put right sides together and sew. Leave the edges open.

Grab a safety pin and use it to turn the belt ties inside out.

Sew the belt ties to the dress.

Step 6: Make the Belt Opening

I made a belt opening by leaving a measured space open in the side seam. Snip around the opening and pin it back. Then sew a square around it to secure it. Hem the bottom of the dress and boom you are finished!

Happy Sewing and God bless.

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    6 Discussions


    3 years ago

    I really like the way the dress fits. And it's so easy.

    Thank you. Turquoyz

    Lynette Alexis
    Lynette Alexis

    Reply 3 years ago

    You are welcome and thank you!! : )


    4 years ago

    Very nice execution! Thank you for sharing. :)

    DIY Hacks and How Tos

    Great tutorial. Making dresses yourself really is the best way to get a dress that fits perfectly.

    Lynette Alexis
    Lynette Alexis

    Reply 4 years ago

    Thank you!!! : ) There is nothing like doing it yourself.