Sewing A Peasant DressI’ve had several requests for an explanation of how the peasant dress underneath the apron dress and tab-front dress is made. Honestly, it's so dead easy I’m almost embarrassed to tell you how to do it. (But I will anyway:) Here goes: The green dress was made from one yard of fabric. The red gingham dress, 1 1/2. Iron your fabric and straighten the cut ends. To cut out the dress: Decide on the depth of the ruffle, then add ½” for a narrow hem and enough for a seam allowance at the top. Decide how long you want the sleeves to be. What you have left will become the front and back of your dress. To construct the dress: Join the ruffle together to make one continuous strip. Turn under ¼” twice on top and bottom of the large block (dress) and small block (sleeves) and hem. Cut the dress piece in half, lengthwise, as shown in the pattern layout. From each of the four pieces you now have, cut the top corners. You may have to experiment with this length. Now you have what looks like a big T-shirt.
Free Dress PatternsFeaturing a list of free dress sewing patterns and tutorials, all with photos and links. Much of my early sewing has been thrifty – most of my fabric comes from the remnant and clearance bin at my local fabric shop, and many of the patterns have been self drafted or free patterns from the internet. It’s a great way to start out when you are learning and don’t want to invest too much in something that might turn out not quite as you are hoping ! So here you go with a big listing of FREE DRESS PATTERNS. At the time of publishing – 65 in all, but I will continue to add to the page as I find more. So Sew Easy: A Gazillion FREE Sewing Patterns Two become One Dress Need a comfy every day dress? Little Black party dress Party season is coming! Wrap dress The latest free sewing pattern from So Sew Easy is this cute wrap dress pattern. Easy Summer Dress Easy summer dress pattern using a knit fabric and with different strap options. Authored by: Deby at So Sew Easy Get more free patterns