Slanted spaghetti strap dress
Holiday sewing part 1. Follow the tutorial below to learn how to create a slanted spaghetti strap dress with gathers design. (See illustrations below)
Lecture time. As the holiday are here you might be looking for some great designs to make that special outfit. Why not try this out as a holiday project? 😁
Making this lovely design is pretty easy and basic students can do this also.
Depending on your size you need about 3 – 4 yards of fabric to create this look.
Back – 14
Neck depth -7
Bust -10 / 36
Waist – 16/ 30
Hip – 24/ 38
Design length -26 by 32
Dress Length – 48
*(All measurements are in inches)
Note that this measurement is an assumed one so when creating yours you need to take your own measurements. If you require explanations for taking these measurements CLICK HERE to watch my simple measurement tutorial.
Divide the key measurement areas into 2
Bust 36 ÷ 2 = 18
Waist 30 ÷ 2 = 15
Hip 38 ÷ 2 = 19
Working with the hip which is the biggest after the division (19) fold fabric 19 + seam allowance into 2 for the front block. Also, work with the design length which is 32.
So fold 19 + 2 = 21
Fold 21 by 32
On the length, 32 marks out your measurements by length. Bust 10, waist 16, hip 24, design length 1 and design length 2 which is 32. Then add the seam allowance for joining.
Link the line to get the bust on fold, the waist on fold and hip on fold.
Step 4. Repeat the same process for the back but simply add zip allowance to the cut.
Let’s discuss the neck. We need 7. Measure out 4 inches. Mark it and then measure 3 inches downwards after the 4 at the center front. Design it into V shape. Also, shape the armpit section. On the first 4 inches you cut out you will add the spaghetti sleeve there which is just a thin rope holding front and back block together. The back neck can be different according to your choice.
Cut out the slanted part to create the design on both front and back block. Make sure one is higher than the other, 26 and 32. Lastly cut out the flare to fit the remaining length from 32 to dress length 48.
48 – 32 = 16
This means the length of the flare will be 16 + seam allowance of 1 inch = 17
Sew front and back block together at the shoulder and add the spaghetti sleeve to it. Also, join the sides and add the zip and flare. You can add darts into the sewing for extra fit.
This design will be fabulous with bright color fabric and you can alternate the colors. You can do it as 2 colors instead of one like the original design.
Happy sewing guys from us at Valisimo fashion school 🖐😁