Off shoulder bridal dress


Let's draft together the pattern for this bridal dress.

The full skirt has side pleats that give more volume, and the fitted bodice has a very romantic bardot neckline and side drape.

You can sew it in any medium weight fabric as duchesse/heavy satin, mikado, taffeta.

We suggest to add a petticoat if you want the skirt to be more structured ;)

Step 1

To draft the pattern, start from a basic dress with darts.

First, lengthen the skirt and flare it 10 to 12cm at sides.

Then mirror front to have the full bodice and skirt.

Cut through waistline to separate the pieces.

Step 2

Start with the skirt:

  • make sure darts are even in width and length (or adjust them if necessary)
  • then square down from dart apexes and cut through the slash lines
  • close waist darts.
Step 3

See the two pieces with darts manipulated into volume at hemline.

Now draw 2 slash lines on back and 2 on each part of the front. In both pieces make sure the new slash lines are close to side seam (4 to 8cm from it). Match the distance between slash lines.

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