How to Draft a Wrap-Cut Dress

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How to Draft a Wrap-Cut Dress Pattern


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Sewing: How to Draft a Wrap-Cut Dress
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details






Women, Girls, Petite, Tall, Plus-sized



Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • use your sewing machine/serger on elastic fabrics
  • take measurements

Pattern Description:

I needed a comfortable, long dress for everyday wear. I wanted it with a fitted empire-line and a wrap-cut. A bit of lace made the dress extra-special, adding a pinch of fairy-dust to workdays.

This tutorial will help You draft a wrap-cut dress with a fitted empire waist with the help of an ordinary top pattern. It also offers a fully illustrated sewing tutorial. With its help, You'll be able to transform a basic top pattern into a lovely dress suitable for both office and free time. The dress has an empire waist at the front, and a wrap-cut on the bodice. The back of the dress is straight, and the hem fully closed.

The tutorial is written in Finnish and English. Please note, that this tutorial does not include an actual pattern, but will help You draft Your own in quick, easy steps.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • free size, drafted pattern


  • viscose jersey/cotton jersey (one length for size S, one length plus the length of a sleeve for sizes M ->)'
  • one yard(ish) of elastic lace
  • one pattern for a fitted jersey top in your size

You Will Also Need:

  • sewing machine
  • serger
  • notions you like to use when sewing

About Designer

About Designer

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I am a Finnish indie author and designer, self-taught seamstress with a degree and a passion to create. I run a small business in fashion, offering both unique, one-of-a-kind pret a porter garments and sewing, knitting and crocheting patterns. As the Gothic style is close to my heart, most of my designs feature elements of dark fashion.

As the environment is very dear to me, I try to include ...

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