Free sewing tutorial and pattern spaghetti strap dress





























Materials:
* Knit fabric Znok Design - Elephant Purple (dress)
* Ribbing - 4,5 cm (1,8 in) high (neckband)

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

(size 68) (EU 4 - 6 months) (US 9 months)
(size 74) (EU 6 - 9 months) (US 12 months)
(size 80) (EU 9 - 12 months) (US 18 months)
(size 86) (EU 1 - 1 1/2 years) (US 24 months)
(size 92) (EU 1 1/2 - 2 years) (US 2T)
(size 98 ) (EU 2 - 3 years) (US 3T)
(size 104) (EU 3 - 4 years) (US 4Y

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 0,5 cm (0,2 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 tho 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.




















Cut a strip of fabric of 20 cm x 4,5 cm (8 in x 1.8 in). 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.




















Cut a strip of fabric of 100 cm x 4 cm (40.4 in x 1.6 in) or if you want to tie your straps up with a knot to fit, cut a strip of fabric of 130 cm x 4 cm (52 x 1.6 in). 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. If you want to use long straps to tie your straps up with a knot to fit, you're dress is finished now. Otherwise continue with step 12.

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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4 comments:

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

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  2. Hello, thank you very much for sharing these great patterns! I am new to sewing and would very much like to sew this little dress for my daughter. I only wonder if I will also be able to follow the instructions as described with a simple cotton fabric? Or does it need to be a knit? I know it would be more comfortable with a knit, but my local fabric stores do not really provide nice ones... Thank you!

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  3. Hi, the pattern does need knit fabric. I alway buy knit fabric online. (Liandlo/Znok/Alice Apple have great desings on knit fabric)

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  4. Thank you for all these awesome patterns!!

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