Free sewing tutorial and pattern spaghetti strap dress































Materials:
* Knit fabric - Finch Fabrics, Dandelion Bears (dress)
  - 1 panel (55 cm x 160 cm - 21.6 in x 63 in) (size 9 months - 11Y)
* Ribbing (neckband)
 - 4,5 cm x 30 cm - 1.8 in x 12 in (neckline) 4,5 cm x 90 cm - 1.8 in x 36 in (straps) (size 9M - 4Y)
 - 4,5 cm x 30 cm - 1.8 in x 12 in (neckline) 4,5 cm x 110 cm - 1.8 in x 44 in (straps) (size 4Y - 7Y)
 - 4,5 cm x 30 cm - 1.8 in x 12 in (neckline) 4,5 cm x 130 cm - 1.8 in x 51 in (straps) (size 7Y - 11Y)

Instructions:
Download the free sewing pattern from the list below.

(EU size 68)  (US 9 months)
(EU size 74)  (US 12 months)
(EU size 80)  (US 18 months)
(EU size 86)  (US 24 months)
(EU size 92)  (US 2T)
(EU size 98 )  (US 3T)
(EU size 104)  (US 4Y)
 (EU size 110 ) (US 5Y)
(EU size 116 ) (US 6Y)
(EU size 122 ) (US 7Y)
(EU size 128 ) (US 8Y)
(EU size 134 ) (US 9Y)
(EU size 140 ) (US 10Y)
(EU size 146 ) (US 11Y)

When working with knits, it is important not to stretch or pull the fabric while sewing. Also use a stretch needle and a stretch stitch. In this pattern all seams are sewed with a twin needle.

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Step 1: Draw the pattern.
The pattern is without seam allowance. Ad 1 cm (0,4 in) seam allowance. Ad 2 cm (0,8 in) seam allowance at the bottom of the dress. Draw the neckline without seam allowance.

Step 2: Cut the fabric.
Cut a front piece and a back piece out of the fabrics.

Step 3: Pin the front piece to the back piece.




















With right sides facing pin down the back and front piece.

Step 4: Sew.




















Sew the sides of the dress.

Step 5: Fold the seam allowance to the inside.




















Fold the seam allowance of the bottom of the dress to the inside and pin down.

Step 6: Sew the hem in place.




















Turn right-side out. Sew the hem in place. Sew about 1,5 cm (0,6 in) from the outer edge.

Step 7: Sew neckband.




















Align the raw edges of the neckband with the raw edge of the neck opening, wrong sides together. Sew 1 cm (0.4 in) from the outer edge. Stretch the neckband while you sew, but be careful not to stretch or pull the dress fabric.

Step 8: Sew neckband.




















Fold the neckband over the cut edge, re-fold and pin down. Sew.

Step 9: Trim.




















Trim.

Step 10: Sew straps.




















Align the raw edges of the neckband with the raw edge of the neck opening, wrong sides together. Sew 1 cm (0.4 in) from the outer edge. Stretch the neckband while you sew, but be careful not to stretch or pull the dress fabric.


Step 11: Sew straps.




















Fold the neckband over the cut edge, re-fold and pin down. Sew.

Step 12: Attach straps.




















Sew the straps onto the back of the dress. Trim. (For the length of the straps, see pattern.)

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2 comments:

  1. Thank you. Can't wait to make some for my granddaughter

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  2. Thank you for all these awesome patterns!!

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