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Ballet Dress Pattern


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The Ballet Dress was inspired by pretty and comfortable, knit practice dresses for ballerinas. With the three quarter length sleeves, elegant scoop neck and twirl-worthy semi circle this pattern makes the perfect everyday dress. Relax in comfort at home or dress it up with some tights and a scarf for a day out. The Ballet Dress dress is designed for beginners and is a great introduction to sewing with knits! You'll learn how to add a collar, support your shoulder seams, add elastic to the waist, and use knit techniques like zig zag stitching and using a twin needle. You don't need a serger to sew this pattern but if you have one, great! This pattern was made in conjunction with an series on how to sew knits and includes a sew-along for the pattern which you can find on my blog at the link above. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Sew a zig zag stitch or use a serger Use basic sewing machine skills SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 5 sizes ranging from finished bust size 34-42in Because knits stretch to fit your body, you should choose a finished size close to your body measurements

Supplies Needed

  • 2 1/4 yd of 2-way stretch knit fabric (jersey, interlock, sweater knit, etc)
  • Matching Thread
  • One package 3/4in wide clear elastic

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Dixie DIY Patterns
I've been sewing for about 15 years now. Mostly clothes for myself but lately I've been experimenting with making historical costumes. I design my own patterns and teach sewing classes locally. I blog over at I live in Austin, TX with my husband and my neurotic cat, Peanut.