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Grey Sweetheart Dress

Added Apr 17, 2014

By MegH

Toronto, Canada






Just last week I presented a web seminar on how to make this lovely dress (here is the link to the recording). The dress turned out better than I thought, and the fit was perfect. I made a size 38 with minor height pattern adjustments.

I had bought a bunch of this grey fabric with a white tree branch print on it a while ago, and it has great widthwise stretch to it. This dress pattern is perfect for woven fabrics with a bit of stretch because it is a close fitting dress silhouette with almost bustier bodice seaming/styling. In my variation of this dress I omitted the ribbon at the waist and bow since it just isn’t my style, and instead I drafted little cap sleeves to sew into the armholes. You can see how I drafted and sewed the sleeves into my dress in this web seminar recording. You will receive the Sweetheart Dress pattern PDF as well as an additional sleeve pattern.

I wore this dress to a fashion show last weekend and got many compliments on it, and I can’t wait to wear it again. I like how the fabric I chose isn’t to dressy so I can wear it during the day, and then at night I can add a flashy belt and earring to spice the look up!

Material Notes

Stretch printed cotton




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Cotton, Blends



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    Apr 23, 2014, 01.57 AMby nrobson

    what a beauty this dress is hon, va va voom!

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    Apr 18, 2014, 02.32 PMby Villemo Oksanen

    Wonderful dress! You look amazing!

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    Apr 18, 2014, 12.42 PMby c1arabe11e

    I love the neckline and the waist detail. Lovely!

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    Apr 18, 2014, 05.10 AMby Mary Athey

    Fabulous dress Meg, you look lovely in this dress. The fabrics got a great print and i love the little sleeves x

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    Apr 18, 2014, 02.13 AMby velvetribbon

    You look stunning in this dress!!

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    Apr 17, 2014, 10.19 PMby rita61

    You look amazing in this dress!!

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    Apr 17, 2014, 08.47 PMby slmnstyle

    Knockout dress! I can see how you got lots of compliments on it at the fashion show! Thanks for the links to your web seminar tutorial!

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    Apr 17, 2014, 07.33 PMby IDia

    Realy lovely dress!

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