We take these patterns and show you how exactly to make a dress from beginning to end. Once you start playing with it, you’ll be inspired with ideas on how to take your own spin on it and really make this design you’re own. What I really like was I could either make the dress in one print or switch it up and do a contrasting bodice. For me, I don’t even need much fabric for the bodice at all so I raided my stash for this ensemble and it worked out perfectly. I made my bodice out of the fabric from Thai Silk Magic. It’s so easy to work with and the color is so rich. It really made my custom dress stand out.
Now that you’ve completed the basic dress bodice draft and our skirt drafts, why not put them together and create a simple, yet fun dress that really has a lot of possibilities in creating different looks. If you look at my pictures in the dress bodice, you’ll see that I paired the basic bodice with our basic skirt. This time I paired with the flared/a-line skirt and it gives my dress a totally different look. If you haven’t gone through our pattern drafting videos yet, you’ll definitely want t check out our series first before viewing this tutorial.