Dress with gathered skirt and statement sleeves


Let's draft the pattern for this trendy dress.

It is perfect for spring and fall but we think it would be cool also layered with a cozy maxi cardigan in winter.

You could sew it in any light to medium weight fabric, from plain cotton to viscose, to crepe or satin...

Step 1

To draft the pattern, start from a dress block with darts and appropriate ease to the fabric you plan to use. For non stretch, lightweight fabric we suggest 2 to 6cm ease at bust.

Draw the underbust line and change front waist dart so that it is 3cm wide from waist to underbust.

Step 2

From underbust line on front, drop 2 to 4cm at side and draw the waistband line slanted, then match the measurement on back and draw the waistband straight.

Step 3

Cut through waistline and waistband line to separate 3 pieces on back and 3 on front:

  • bodice
  • waistband, on which you tape darts closed
  • skirt.

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