Sew a Gorgeous Ruffle Sleeve Dress With a Choker Neck

Marigood Suns
by Marigood Suns
8 Materials
3 Hours

I bet you've never seen a beautiful ruffle sleeve dress like this before. Want to sew a ruffle sleeve dress? Then you've come to the right place! Let's begin by saying you don't even need a pattern for this dress; just grab a slim-fitting dress, and you are ready to go. This dress is super elegant and adds a nice touch of sophistication. If you are going to a formal event, then this easy ruffle sleeve dress is your answer. Keep on reading to see how you can make your own tiered ruffle sleeve dress- it's super easy, I promise!

Tools and materials:

  • A dress that fits
  • Tape measure
  • 2 yards of stretchy fabric
  • Pins
  • Chalk
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Sewing machine
Sew a ruffle sleeve dress

Cut out the pattern

Grab your dress that you'll be using as a guide. Place it on your folded fabric. Fold it in half, right sides touching and start cutting from the outline from the fold's opposite side. Add a ¼ inch seam allowance.

How to sew a ruffle sleeve dress

Place the cut-out fabric, right sides touching on another piece of fabric. Pin to secure and cut all around. Now you should have two parts, one for the front and one for the back.

ruffle sleeve dress pattern

Pin and sew the side seams

Now, pin the two pieces together at the side seams, right sides touching. Sew the sides with a zigzag stitch.

Make a ruffle sleeve dress

Create the sleeve

Place the dress's sleeve on the fabric's fold and cut around it, adding again a ¼ inch seam allowance.

How to make a ruffle sleeve dress

Cut the second sleeve by tracing the first on another piece of fabric. You should now have two symmetrical pieces.

Easy ruffle sleeve dress

Divide the broader part of your sleeves into 3 equal portions. I had an inch in between each line.

Basic ruffle sleeve dress

With a measuring tape, measure each line and subtract 2 from the measurement.

ruffle sleeve midi dress

Divide your final number by 3.14. The measurement will be used to cut out the circular pieces, meaning the length of your circle.

ruffle sleeve dress tutorial

Fold the fabric in half and cut accordingly. Measure each measurement with a circular method, as shown. You can also watch my video from 2:08 minutes to see precisely how I do this.

Bell ruffle sleeve dress

Draw out each measurement and cut each piece out. You should have 6 pieces (3 for each arm).

Tiered ruffle sleeve dress

Then, fold the edges and hem each piece using a zigzag stitch.

Attach the ruffles

Place the shorter side of the circle on each corresponding line on your sleeve. Pin to secure and sew. Remember to do this right sides facing. When you're done, sew along each line.

Sew the entire sleeve

Fold your entire sleeve so that the edges touch and sew along the edges. Be sure to repeat these steps on the other sleeve.

Cut a v-neck

Cut a V-neck

Cut a V-neck on the front piece of the dress. Do this slowly and carefully. When you get to the center, simply fold your cut-out fabric and cut along the line for a symmetrical look.

Attach the sleeves

Attach the sleeves to the dress

Be sure to match the side seams and attach the sleeve to the dress, right sides facing. Pin all around and head over to your sewing machine to sew it in place. Repeat on the other side.

Hem the raw edges

Hem the raw edges

Using a zigzag stitch, fold the raw edges of the dress and stitch. The raw edges are around the V-neck and the bottom dress.

Make the choker

Make the choker band

This is the last step! Let's make the choker neck. Simply measure the neckline of your dress and multiply by 2. Also, add a bit of seam allowance. Cut it out, fold the fabric right sides facing, pin, and sew.

Cut the seam allowance

Cut the excess fabric.

Give it a press

Turn the choker inside out and iron it flat so that the stitch line is in the middle.

Attach the choker

Sew the short ends to form a circle. Then, attach it to the neck part of your dress. I let it reach just over the shoulders. Make sure the right sides are touching when doing this step. Next, sew it in place.

Trendy ruffle sleeve dress

Ok, ladies and gentlemen! We are done, and I know that you are probably thinking, "wow!". This really is an amazing dress, it fits so snug, and it has intricate details along the ruffled sleeve. Now that you know how easy it is to sew, I hope you will be adding this to your next sewing "To-Do" list!

Suggested materials:
  • Dress
  • Tape measure
  • Stretch fabric
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