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Make a Party Dress: Grace Dress

Make a Party Dress: Grace Dress

Buy as a standalone class, or access for free with a Stitch School subscription by using the link below.

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Learn to make your first dress! Versatile, fun and fabulous, the Grace Dress will take you from season to season in style. Both your best Christmas party outfit and the perfect summer dress all in one, learn loads of new techniques as you create your new wardrobe staple.

The Grace Dress sewing pattern has a semi-fitted, darted bodice with scooped neckline with optional cap sleeves, a gathered skirt with in-seam pockets and an invisible zip in the centre back seam. Adding the waist tie will give you a fitted silhouette – but still leaves you with the option to loosen it should you have a big dinner on the cards! There is also the option to add a pretty cap sleeve.

There are loads of options to choose between with the Grace Dress pattern. Make it in one fabric or colour block it with a contrast bodice and hem band.

Where can I find this class?

If you're a Stitch School subscriber or you've previously purchased this class then you can find it here.

Sewing Level

Designed with beginner dressmakers in mind, from cutting your fabric to sewing the last stitch on the hem, this class will guide you through the whole process of making a dress.

Is there a pattern included in this online class?

Yes, this class includes the PDF Pattern for the Grace Dress. Choose the Online Class + A0 Printing option to receive a printed copy of the pattern pages in the post.

What will I learn?

  • how to measure yourself and choose the correct size for your body
  • choosing the appropriate fabric for your Grace Dress
  • how to assemble your PDF pattern and cut it out
  • how to prepare and cut your fabric
  • staystitching, darts and sewing a bodice with all-in-one facings
  • how to sew and attach a cap sleeve
  • the best ways to finish the raw edges of your seam allowances
  • sewing in-seam pockets into a skirt
  • gathering the skirt waist and attaching it to the bodice
  • Lisa’s top tips for inserting an invisible zip
  • how to finish a hem
  • how to make a tie belt
  • how to measure yourself and alter the pattern for a full bust adjustment (FBA)
  • how to measure yourself and alter the pattern for a small bust adjustment (SBA)
  • our tips for adjusting the pattern for a gaping neck
  • how to lengthen and shorten the bodice

As part of the course a list of supplies is included in the supporting materials, including information on fabric requirements.

How long is the class?

This class is 57 minutes in total, split into short sections.

How long will I have access to this class?

If you buy this class outright then you’ll have access to it forever. If you subscribe to Stitch School then you’ll have access to the class for as long as your subscription is active.

Should I buy this class or subscribe to Stitch School?

If you’d like to have access to the over 200 online classes and tutorials that are available on Stitch School for only £15 per month then it’s more cost effective to subscribe.

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