Tools and materials:
- Sewing machine
- Clear elastic
Wrap dresses have been trending for the last few years! In this tutorial, learn how to sew your own DIY knit wrap dress in a few simple and easy steps. Choose your knit fabric and get started on this Zoe wrap dress!
For this DIY project, I recommend using a lightweight or medium weight knit fabric. Cut out your pattern pieces and let’s begin! To get the pattern for this dress click here.
First, fold and sew your belts. Leave one side open so that you can turn them right side out. Once they are right side out, press them.
Take the end of the belt and pin it to the back left of the dress just under the waistline control point. Then sew the belt in place.
Next, pin the shoulder and side seams, right sides together.
Stabilize the shoulder seams with a clear elastic and sew with a four-thread serger. Then go ahead and sew the side seams closed.
Then press the shoulder seams so that the seam faces back.
Fold the sleeves in half and pin. Serge the sides together and then press the seams to face back.
Turn the sleeves right side out and place them inside the dress. Match up the side seam of the sleeve with the side seam of the dress. Then match the center of the sleeve with the shoulder seam. Pin the sleeve onto the armhole and sew.
Press the shoulder seams to get a nice clean look for the dress.
Next, move on to the neckline. Stabilize the neckline with a stay stitch or with stay tape and then serge.
Then fold the neckline by half an inch inward, pin the fold, and press it in place.
After pressing, topstitch or use a double stitch to finish your neckline.
Then pin the second belt to the right side of the dress and sew it in place.
To get a nice, clean finish for the dress, serge all the edges of the dress. Then fold the sides of the dress by half an inch, pin the fold, and press. Then sew using a topstitch or double needle.
Finish the hem in the same way or use a rolled seam on your serger.
Then go ahead and hem the edges of your sleeves as well in the way you like best.
To create the perfect fit for your new wrap dress, pin and sew ribbons to the inside.
This is the perfect, on-trend wrap dress to add to your wardrobe! Let me know where you would wear this dress in the comments!
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