The Perfect Wrap Knit Dress

with Dyanne Marte

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Customize and sew a seasonless wrap knit dress on your home sewing machine. Add design details you love to create a wardrobe staple with irresistible style. Read More…

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Class Description

With fashion designer Dyanne Marte as your guide, create a wrap knit dress that calls out to be worn. Choose the perfect knit fabrics, needles, threads and stitches to combine with the Butterick pattern included with your class. Personalize your pattern and add fullness for a design with more flare, or remove fullness for a more form-fitting look. Learn the basics and beyond of sewing knits with confidence as you construct your dress. Then add ruched details to the bodice for an extra touch of elegance. Get the tips you need to succeed at sewing set-in sleeves, a collar, a sash and finishing details. Transform drapey knit fabric into a figure-flattering dress so fashion-forward that friends will wonder where you purchased it. 

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Lesson Plan

4:06

Lesson 1. Meet Dyanne Marte

  • Meet your instructor, Dyanne Marte, and learn more about the dress you'll be making and the knit fabrics you might choose.

33:51

Lesson 2. Making Pattern Adjustments

  • Dyanne shows you how to cut out your pattern pieces and adjust them to allow for the stretch in your fabric. You'll also be able to add or reduce fullness in the skirt.

21:39

Lesson 3. Working With Knit Fabrics

  • With your pattern pieces adjusted, you're ready to start cutting out your fabric. Get tips on working with different kinds of knits, matching patterned fabric and block fusing.

22:06

Lesson 4. Constructing the Dress

  • It's time to assemble your dress! Dyanne discusses the thread and stitch choices that will work best with your fabric and guides you through sewing the side and shoulder seams, adding the optional ruching and attaching the bodice to the skirt.

16:08

Lesson 5. Facings & Sleeves

  • Dyanne demonstrates how to attach and finish facings with a sewing machine or serger, then helps you tackle the tricky but satisfying steps of setting in the sleeves. Prefer a sleeveless dress? Dyanne's got you covered, with tips for drafting the armholes to suit.

20:10

Lesson 6. Collar, Neckline Band, Sash & Finishing

  • You're nearly finished! You'll sew and attach the collar, add the neckline band and sash or draft the optional integrated sash. Dyanne shows you how to finish your seams and hem your dress – the final touches on your fabulous frock!

"I ... learned a lots of pointers and information that can be applied to other projects. "
- Buttercookie
Philadelphia, Pa.

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Included with this class:

Butterick Misses' Dress Pattern (B5030). more info

Butterick Misses' Dress Pattern (B5030)

Butterick Misses' Dress Pattern

Flared, wrapped dress, below mid-knee has semi-fitted bodice, front band or collar, sleeve variations.

Price: $0.00 (included with class purchase),
Retail: $16.95

Pattern size measurements:

SIZE 8 10 12 14 16
Bust 31 1/2in (80cm) 32 1/2in (83cm) 34in (86cm) 36in (91cm) 38in (97cm)
Hip 33 1/2in (85cm) 34 1/2in (88cm) 36in (91cm) 38in (97cm) 40in (102cm)
SIZE 18 20 22 24
Bust 40in (102cm) 42in (107cm) 44in (112cm) 46in (117cm)
Hip 42in (107cm) 44in (112cm) 46in (117cm) 48in (122cm)

This pattern will be shipped directly to you by Butterick. Please allow 14 business days for U.S. shipments (international shipments will require additional time for delivery).

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  • 6 HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Downloadable class materials, including a serging and stretch reduction guide
  • Hours of detailed instruction
  • Answers from Dyanne in our virtual classroom
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