Your next night out is sure to be memorable with our puff sleeve dress pattern. This ultra-feminine style is a standout for a good reason, and it will have everyone turning their heads as you walk by. Pair the dress with thigh highs or towering thigh boots and your look will truly be set apart from the rest.
How To Style And Wear Your Puff Sleeve Dress Pattern
If you want to expand your chic-dressing horizon, this puff sleeve dress is the perfect candidate. Add a bit of volume to the shoulder area to visually narrow the waist and balance your silhouette from day to night. Rock your dress with rows of dainty jewelry and a mini top-handle bag for a day out in the city or up your look with mules and a chain shoulder bag for night-time. For winter-approved ensembles, layer your puff sleeve dress with a black coat and throw on your suede, over the knee boots.
Daphne Puff Sleeve Dress Sewing Pattern Overview
A square-neckline dress pattern with puff statement sleeves is exactly the thing you need to be sewing today.
This puff dress pattern includes a detailed tutorial that will walk you through the sewing process, step by step.
*This is a digital jumpsuit pattern for sewing that you'll be able to download within minutes after purchase and start sewing right away. No paper pattern will be shipped to you.
More Of What's Inside Our Long Puff Sleeve 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.
A Bridgerton Inspired Dress Pattern
The Puff Sleeve Dress Pattern is the perfect way to add a touch of ultra-femininity to your wardrobe. Whether you're looking for a pattern that can be used for formal occasions or just want to add a touch of charm to an outfit, this dress is sure to make an impression.
We've included easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions on how to create the Olivia jumpsuit yourself, so read on!
- Your Daphne puffy dress pattern
- Preffered fabric
- Color matching thread
- Sewing machine
- 1 long hidden zipper
- bias tape
- 1 cm wide elastic
- 1 cm seam
- 1.4 cm french seam for the bust
Organza and light-weight taffeta are both good choices for this project. Both fabrics will be sturdy enough to support the volume weight, while also being lightweight enough to provide a floaty look. Chiffon may also be a good option.
How much fabric do you need for your diy puff dress?
Below you'll find a table listing the amount of fabric needed for each size, based on a useful fabric width between 140 - 150 cm. If you're making your garment out of a different fabric width or pattern (stripes, plaids, etc.) you may need to adjust the placement of the pieces so the garment will fit correctly.
We know you're excited to start cutting your pattern pieces, but before you do, please take a moment to check the contraction of your chosen fabric. In order to do this, just Iron steam the fabric at the highest temperature recommended on its label. If you follow this step, your garment will stay true to its sewn size and won't shrink after the initial wash.
How To Sew A Puff Dress Pattern - Sewing Instructions
Time to start sewing this regency style puff dress pattern and spice up your wardrobe. We’ve got the process broken down into easy-to-follow steps with lots illustrations so just follow along.
Sewing the bodice
- Sew the front bust pieces together at 1.4 cm right sides together, or do a French seam, wrong side to wrong side (0.7cm + 0.7 cm) (pieces 1+2). Press the seam open and overlock if you did a normal seam. fig 1
- Sew the side seams of the bust, right sides together, press the seam open and overlock (piece 2+3). fig 2
- Topstitch the bust seams at 0.5 cm. fig 3
- Sew the lining bust pieces at 1 cm. press the seam open (piece 5+6+7)
- If the main fabric is sheer, I recommend adding 2 layers of lining - Place the main fabric on top of 1 lining layer (bad side on good side) and sew the top and bottom part at 0.5 cm
- Sew the bias tape on the sleeve cap, to create the elastic channel. fig 4
- Insert the elastic in the channel. Stitch the ends of the elastic where the first and last notch on the pattern are. fig 5
- Sew the sleeve hem, double turned hem 0.5 + 0.5 cm. Press the hem.
- Create the elastic channel for the wrist with bias tape, between the 2 notches on the pattern. Insert the elastic in the channel.fig 6
- Sew the side seam of the sleeve, press and overlock
- Cut narrow the underarm, at 1 cm from where the elastic ends, being careful not to pass the underarm seam. fig 7
- Apply the sleeve on the armhole, good sides together. Add the second layer of lining, good sides together (bust + bust lining) with the sleeve in the middle, and sew at 1 cm on the top part, being careful to meet the notches. fig 8
- Sew a topstitch on the lining, including the seam allowance, at 0.5 cm. Press the seam
- Overlock the center back edges
Sewing the skirt
- Sew the side seams of the front and back skirt, right sides together. Press the seam open and overlock (piece 8+9). fig 9
- Sew the side seams of the skirt lining. Press seam and overlock
- Gather the waist line of the skirt. fig 10
- Sew the top part of the skirt and the bottom part of the bodice piece, good sides together, being careful to meet the notches. Iron the seam, without pressing on the gathering stitch . fig 11
- Overlock the center back of the skirt and skirt lining separately
- Sew the lining center back seam, from the notch down. press the seam open
- Sew the main fabric center back seam, from the notch down and press the seam open.
- Sew the bust lining with the bust on the bottom part at 0.5 cm (wrong sides togwther) and then add the skirt lining and sew at 1 cm. Overlock and press the seam
- Sew the hem of the skirt
Inserting the zipper
- Apply a strip of fusible interlining tape on the wrong side of both side seam allowances to match the zipper placement.
- Pin the zipper in place on the right side of the garment, right sides together. Undo the zipper and sew using a concealed zipper foot. fig 12
- 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.
- Turn inwards the zipper caps and topstich 0.5 cm from the top to keep in place. fig 13
All done, you did it! You've successfully created your very own puff dress! Congratulations on this achievement. We hope this tutorial has opened your eyes to how easy it can be to make your own wardrobe, and how fun it can be, too!
We're Making It Even Easier With A Sewing Tutorial
If you find it easier to follow along with video demonstrations, then we've got you covered. In addition to this written tutorial, we also have a video sewing tutorial that will walk you through every part of this sewing project. You can find it on our YouTube channel or watch here!
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