Hi Everyone!! 

OMG, it's been months :( I could give you a long list of everything I've been doing lately but it's really boring and mostly made up of little kids, work and a hot summer.

So let's just jump right to the good stuff here! I've been meaning to post this pattern for so long now, but I really needed to create a cute tutorial to go with it! And low and behold this morning it was a cool, windy perfect fall day and I thought I NEED a fall dress!!! SO here it is it! Fresh off my sewing machine and I love love love it. 

I added the sleeves to this tutorial and needed to mention that they are not included in the free pattern. I know, I know, super annoying. I was making this dress and was so inspired to add a 3/4 length sleeve, and you know once inspiration hits, it's so hard to ignore. Now don't worry, this dress would be perfect without the sleeves. Add a chunky knit cardi and you are good to run out the door. If you do want to add the sleeve there is a link to the sleeve pattern below (It's $2.20 and gives you three sleeve options that go with this dress) 

So away with you to the sewing machine! I hope you enjoy this pattern as much as I do. It's a super trendy wardrobe piece, very fitted.... and I'm not going to lie, there are a pair of Spanx under that dress. . . I mean I do not have the confidence yet to show what two babies gave me. 

Happy Sewing!!

Melanie 
oxoxox



CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD FREE 
FITTED KNIT DRESS PATTERN

SUPPLIES:

*Any medium to heavy weight knit would work
Cut the following pieces:
  •  1 Dress Front
  •  2 Dress Backs
  •  2 Short Sleeve-Lengthen 3-4" to make it 3/4 length. 

Sleeves are optional. This dress would look fantastic without them as well :) 

Place your two back dress pieces together, right sides facing. Sew up the CB seam.

Use your serger or sewing with your regular sewing machine using a stretch stitch!
Place your front dress and your back dress together, right sides facing. Sewing down the side and shoulder seams. 

SLEEVES-OPTIONAL STEP

If you want to make this without the sleeves continue down to finishing the raw edges*. 
Fold your sleeve piece in half and sew down the underarm seam. 
Place your sleeve inside your dresses armhole, right sides facing. Line up the top of your sleeve with your shoulder seam, and the underarm seam with your dresses side seam. 

Sew together, stretching your fabric slightly as you stitch. 

FINISHING THE RAW EDGES

*Follow these steps to finish off the armholes if you went for the sleeveless option. 

Follow these steps to finish off the neckline, skirt hem and sleeve hem. 

Serge around all remaining raw edges! 

Turn over a 1/4" to the wrong side and stitch in place using a regular straight stitch or zig-zag stitch. 

I used a twin needle to give it that nice double line of stitching. I wanted to try something new and this step is completely optional!

If you want to use this method here is a great how to tutorial
 


Comments

Ginger
09/30/2016 10:28pm

Thank you so much for sharing this. I'll be downloading the dress soon. Your dress looks great!

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Melanie
10/10/2016 8:55am

Thanks so much Ginger! Hope you enjoy :)

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Bev Gunn
10/04/2016 10:29am

What a classic pattern! I NEED one! Thanks for the effort you have put into making the pattern in so many sizes!

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Melanie
10/10/2016 8:55am

YAY! You are most welcome!! Hope you enjoy sewing it! If you have any questions about the pattern or anything comment here :)

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Wandzia Barron
10/27/2016 2:37pm

This is a fab fast dress. You look great in it. Really pleased it's my size and not too short. Love it. Thanks.

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Cecilia
11/11/2016 6:35pm

I can't purchase the sleeves pattern because Craftsy is not working ;( any other way to purchase it?

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Melanie
11/12/2016 2:09pm

Hi There! I know Craftsy checkout has been a little spotty since their update! I have en etsy shop now https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/LittlestStudioSews?ref=hdr_shop_menu

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Cecilia
11/13/2016 9:05am

Thank you so much!


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