Hi Everyone!

Winter has begun here in Canada, and last few days have been nothing but snow. Our yard looks like a winter wonderland and it has me feeling some type of way!

I've been working so hard lately to put together and test out new patterns. And this one is one of my favourites to date. I love the peplum sleeve detail and it's such an easy dress to sew up. My inspiration for this dress was to make something that is perfect for a winter holiday party. 

I hope you enjoy sewing this dress up and if you do make it please remember to tag me on social media @thelittleststudio!

Melanie oxoxox

WINTER DRESS PATTERN

Some important information:

Sizes 3-6

This pattern is drafted for knit fabrics only. 

The best fabric for this pattern is a medium to heavy weight knit 
fabric: Ponte De Roma or a Double Knit
Look for something that has some spandex in the contents. 
You want it to have good recovery when stretched.

You want some structure to the fabric. If you choose a lighter fabric 
you may have to modify the neckline finish to a narrow binding.

Here is a link to my favourite fabric options:

Telio Jockey Ponte Knit
White Knit Fabric

SEWING INSTRUCTIONS:

Fabric Amounts
  • 1.25 Yards of Fabric
  • Thread
Cut out the following pieces:
  • 1 Dress front
  • 1 Dress back
  • 2 Sleeves
  • 2 Sleeve Peplum

Sew this dress using a 1/4" seam allowance, and sew using a overlock stitch. I used my serger for the majority of this dress, but you can use a regular sewing machine. 
Lay your dress front on your dress back, and sew down both side seams and both shoulder seams. 
Fold your sleeve in half and sew down the underarm seam. 
Make a small snip at the top of your sleeve cap. Use this to match up with your dresses shoulder seam. 
With right sides together, place your sleeve in your dresses armhole. Match up the underarm with your dresses side seam, and the small snip with your dress shoulder seam. Pin in place. Distribute any excess over your sleeves cap. Sew in place, stretch it slightly as you go. 
Fold your sleeve peplum in half and sew as shown. 
With right sides facing, place your sleeve peplum over your sleeve matching up the raw edges. If your sleeve peplum is too big, take it in to fit along the seam. 
Overlock all your raw edges including your neckline, hemline and peplum hem. Fold a 1/4" towards the wrong side and hem using a straight stitch. 
 


Comments

01/17/2017 7:59am

Nice and efficient work which i have never seen that before and stitching quality is impressive thanks for sharing this blog with us much appreciated.

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01/17/2017 8:51am

This is a very informative article.interesting intent knowledge and I hope many people will learn a lot from this article.

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01/17/2017 9:26am

This is a really efficient way to make beautiful dresses. It is really simple, yet elegant at the same time. Being able to do this will not only save me money, but also my time. I think that you can also design this with more colors and with different ways. I am glad that I've stumbled upon this website, as I have learned a lot of new ways to make cost efficient clothes.

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02/26/2017 9:51am

Bottled water is one of the most popular commodities used by people all over the world. Plastic water bottles are usually made of Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET), which is absolutely safe for consumption. Different types of bottles are made of different types of plastic.

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03/01/2017 11:29am

Don't get lost in a snow with a white color) Just kidding. Good as always.

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03/06/2017 9:54pm

The quality and the process of stitching is very nice. Keep up the good work. I would like to surely follow you for the next time.

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