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Here's How To Sew A Halter Dress Pattern You'll Adore [Sewing Guide + Video Tutorial]

Here's How To Sew A Halter Dress Pattern You'll Adore [Sewing Guide + Video Tutorial]

The perfect summer dress, the halter dress pattern is exactly what you need to feel like a goddess. With its slender straps that give you a little peek of skin and voluminous silhouette, this dress will give you the confidence to conquer anything. The sundress design makes it both comfortable and easy to wear. You'll want to wear it every day in the hot weather months!

Design Highlights

  • Mini Length
  • Halter neckline
  • Sleeveless
  • Crossover thin back straps
  • Backless
  • Voluminous Silhouette

How To Style And Wear Your Halter Dress Pattern

If you're looking for a breezy, feminine look that can easily transition from day to night, then you need a halter neck sundress. It's the perfect summer piece—it's light and airy, ultra feminine, and makes you feel like you're walking on air when you wear it. Plus, there are so many different ways to style it! Here are some of our favorites:

The Perfect Daytime Look: If you want to wear your sundress during the daytime, then we recommend pairing it with a pair of espadrilles or sandals and adding a floppy hat. This will keep you cool while still making sure that your look is polished.

The Perfect Night Out Look: A little sparkle goes a long way ! This can include anything from high-shine accessories such as a bold statement clutch or bold earrings and your favourite stilettos —the sky's the limit!

woman posing in a halter dress pattern

Aris Halter Neck Dress Sewing Pattern Overview

You've never felt like a goddess until you've worn this dress. This halter sundress pattern is perfect for showing off your killer tan. The neckline accentuates your collarbone and shoulders, while the open back adds just the right amount of sexiness. You can get your pattern here.

Plus, with our detailed instructions and helpful advice, you'll have no problem getting started. This is an all-in-one package that lets you get started right away on making the perfect outfit for yourself or someone else in your life.

* The best part is this halter dress sewing pattern is available for instant download so you can start making your own dress immediately! No paper pattern will be shipped to you.

Sewing Level

The Aris halter neck dress pattern is great for an medium skilled sewing enthusiast

More Of What's Inside Our Halter Dress Pattern

  • A printable PDF sewing pattern
  • format (You will need Adobe Reader on your computer to open the PDF files)
  • Measurement sheet and size chart
  • Step-by-step guide on how to cut and sew your puffed sleeve dress pattern
  • Assembling the pattern piece
  • Step by Step Instructions with Illustrations
  • Different sizes you can choose from
  • A4 and Letter format for printing at home
  • A0 for printing at the copy center on A0 paper rolls
  • Projector files for projecting the patterns directly onto the fabric using the home projector

*All files are compressed in the ZIP archive for easy downloading. All sizes have separate files, you only need to print the files that are relevant to you.

Warm Up To This Sun Ready Style Dress Pattern

Are you ready to feel like a supermodel (or at least look like one)? We're going to show you how to sew this dress, step-by-step. Follow our guide and soon you'll have a new dress that you can wear!

So let’s dive in.

You'll need:

  • Your Aris halter neck dress sewing pattern
  • Preferred fabric
  • Color matching thread
  • Fusible reinforcement tape- 1.3 m
  • Fusible interfacing - 0.35 cm x 90cm
  • 1 hidden zipper - 16 cm
  • Sewing Machine
  • Serger Machine

Seam Allowance

  • 1 cm seam
  • 0.6 cm hem(ruffle)
  • 2 cm hem front lining and skirt

Suggested fabrics:

To create the perfect dress, you will need to choose the right fabric. One way to guarantee that your final product turns out beautifully is to use high-quality materials. For this pattern, we recommend a light weight woven fabric that drapes nicely. Some examples of fabrics that might work well for this pattern include linen, cotton, cotton lawn, cotton poplin, silk satin etc.

For example, our sample was made out of linen.

How much fabric do you need for your diy halter dress pattern?

You might be wondering how much fabric you'll need for this pattern. Luckily, we've done the math in the below, where you can find the fabric measurements for each size, based on a fabric width of 140-150cm.

If you're making your garment out of a different fabric width or pattern (like stripes, plaids, etc.), it's best to make sure the placement of the pieces is adjusted accordingly.

pattern for a halter dress - fabric requirments


Before you cut, iron and steam your fabric at its maximum heat recommendation to check for fabric’s contraction. This will ensure that your finished garment will remain true to its sewn size and won't shrink after first washing. If you're working with a pattern that calls for a specific amount of fabric, it's best to buy 5% more than the recommended amount. This will give you room for error, so your garment will still fit properly.

Sewing A High Neck Dress Pattern - Instructions

We know you're probably nervous about getting started, but we're here to help! We'll show you every aspect of the process and make sure you have everything you need to begin. You'll be sewing like a pro in no time!

It's time to start sewing your halter dress pattern!

  • Sew the halter neck ties : Press the long edges of the fabric strings to the center, wrong side to wrong side. fig 1.
  • Press the strings in half lengthwise. Sew along the center of each string, securing the folded edges. fig 2
  • Repeat with the loops
  • Sew the front lining bodice pieces (piece 2 +3), right sides together, using a 1 cm seam allowance. Overlock and press the seams. fig 3
  • Copy the darts from the pattern pieces and sew the back skirt darts and cut the surplus fabric at 1 cm from the seam. press them open. fig 4
  • Apply fusible reinforcement tape on the top part of the back skirt pieces. fig 5
  • Sew the center back seam, starting from the zipper notch down. Press the seam open. fig 6
  • Repeat steps 3 and 5 with the lining back skirt pieces
  • Sew the zipper: Apply a strip of fusible interlining tape on the wrong side of both center back seam allowances to match the zipper placement. Pin the zipper in place on the left side of the garment, right sides together. Undo the zipper and sew using a concealed zipper foot. fig 7. Zip up the zipper. Pin the other side of the zipper in place on the right side. Undo the zipper and sew in place using a concealed zipper foot. Press the zipper seam gently.
  • Overlock the raw edges of the hem of the back skirt and front lining and back skirt lining.
  • Turn the hem of the front lining and back skirt up 2cm to the wrong side. Pin in place and sew at 1.8 cm. fig 8
  • Pin the lining to the skirt at the waist. Match all the notches. Sew the top of the back skirt with the top of the back skirt lining, right sides together, using a 1 cm seam allowance. Understitch the seam allowance on to the lining. Press the seam. fig 9
  • Lay the back skirt lining zipper opening, right side down, sandwiching the zipper. Make sure the side edges are flush. pin in place and sew as close as you can to the zipper. Cut the top corners oblique and turn over the back skirt . fig 10

Sewing the front ruffle

  • Take the front ruffle piece and fold the pleats, as marked on the pattern. After folding the pleats, gather the fabric between the 2 notches marked on the pattern, using a 0.5 cm seam, sewn at a great pace. fig 11
  • Overlock the hem of the front ruffle. Turn the hem of the front ruffle up 0.6 cm to the wrong side and sew at 0.5 cm
  • Pin the front ruffle on top of the front lining bodice, wrong side to right side, and sew the top part and sides at 0.5 cm. fig 12
  • Apply fusible interfacing on the wrong part of the front facing. Overlock the bottom part of the facing
  • Apply the 2 strings on the good side of the center front facing and the loops to the sides, in the place marked on the pattern.
  • Sew the side seams of the front and back, right side to right side, using a 1 cm seam allowance. Press the seam open and overlock. fig 14
  • Apply the front facing , right sides together with the front ruffle and front lining. Sew along the sides and top. Clip the corners and give a understitch. Turn the construction over and give it a good press.
  • Topstitch at 0.5 cm the sides and top front, from the right side of the fabric
  • If possible, sew the bottom of the facing to the front lining by machine or by hand
  • Iron the dress

Now it's time to celebrate! You've made it to the end of your pattern, and now you have a beautiful dress that's ready for the runway.

We're so proud of you—and we know you're going to be proud of your results. Your hard work paid off, and now you can take your skills in any direction you want. What will you make next?

Video Tutorial

If you're like me, sometimes you just need to see it done before you can do it yourself. So we filmed a tutorial where we've broken down every step of the process and made it easy for you to follow along at your own pace. Even if this is your first time with needles and thread, you'll feel confident from the very beginning!


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