How To Quickly Sew An Evening Dress

How To Quickly Sew An Evening Dress
How To Quickly Sew An Evening Dress

Video: How To Quickly Sew An Evening Dress

Video: Angela Wolf drapes a beautiful, bias cut evening dress on It’s Sew Easy (806-1) 2022, September

To quickly sew an evening dress, it is not at all necessary to go to a professional studio. It is enough to master the needle or basic machine stitches, show a little imagination - and you can make a spectacular outfit for a friendly party yourself. To speed up your work, choose a simple pattern and try to avoid complicated seams and other tailoring tricks.

How to quickly sew an evening dress
How to quickly sew an evening dress

It is necessary

  • - finished skirt or fabric for sewing it;
  • - linen for the bodice (lace, knitwear - "stocking");
  • - threads;
  • - a needle;
  • - sewing machine;
  • - overlock;
  • - paper;
  • - pencil;
  • - centimeter;
  • - decorative braid;
  • - rubber;
  • - belt (scarf, ribbon, belt);
  • - optional: a piece of lace or mesh for the upper skirt.


Step 1

Audit your wardrobe. If you have a dressy skirt, it can be the basis for a homemade evening dress. For the upper part - bodice - buy a companion fabric of suitable colors and textures. Whenever possible, choose a fabric with non-frizzy cuts (for example, lace) - this will simplify the processing of edges.

Step 2

Measure the circumference of your chest with a centimeter and cut out a rectangle from the fabric. Provide 1.5 cm allowances for the side seams and the bottom of the cut part; for the top hem, leave approximately 2 cm (1 in.) of stock.

Step 3

Turn the fabric right side down and sew a back seam. Then overcast the top cut by hand or overlock, form a drawstring and sew a straight stitch close to the edge.

Step 4

Pass a narrow elastic or a nice drawstring through the top hem. Sew on top of the decorative tape straps.

Step 5

Overcast the bottom of the bodice. If it is made of non-friable cloth, you can leave the edge unworked.

Step 6

Attach the bottom of the finished upper part of the evening dress with the right side to the wrong side of the skirt belt. Sew pieces of clothing with a hand blind stitch, or overlap with a decorative machine stitch on the right side of the fabric.

Step 7

Look in stores for what is called a jersey fabric - "stocking" - a knitted section closed in the form of a tube. Choose the right width and length and you can do without the back seam. It is enough to process the top and bottom edges of the bodice.

Step 8

If there is no suitable skirt in your wardrobe, sew the bottom of the dress with your own hands. We recommend a simple but effective pattern - "sun". It is built in the form of a circle, in the center of which a circle is drawn according to the girth of the waist and another 3-4 cm for freedom of fit.

Step 9

To create a long skirt pattern, you will need a wide piece of fabric. On a narrow woven cut, cut the product from two parts - semicircles ("half sun").

Step 10

Stitch the side seams (if the skirt is in two parts); process the bottom and top cuts.

Step 11

Pair the bodice with the skirt. If the joint of the two pieces of the cut is unprofessional, veil it with a beautiful belt. An original strap, a scarf or a ribbon of a suitable design can play its role.

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