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Off the Shoulder Striped Dress

Added Jan 28, 2014

By MegH

Toronto, Canada






This off the shoulder dress is a design made and drafted by myself, and I used the print of the fabric to my advantage. In this case, I had my fabric in hand before I decided what to make with it, so I designed this dress especially for this fabric. You can draft this dress yourself too following the steps shown in my latest Web Seminar From Sketch to Pattern: How to Transfer your Style Lines from your Fashion Sketch to your Pattern. The Web Seminar recording has several other examples of design drafts as well!

The base pattern I used for this sewing project was our Theater Dress, which is my favorite simple BurdaStyle pattern. I have made many different designs off that pattern because it is so simplistic and I know I will always get a great fit from it! But I will say, that I went down two sizes from what I normally make since the fabric I was using had stretch in it. The end result turned out great though, and fit like a glove.

I love how fabric can enhance a pattern, and I am going to be doing more of these types of projects this year (which I am excited about), using existing patterns. I also documented my sewing process step-by-step that you can see here. Try your hand at drafting and sewing this lovely dress… The off the shoulder line is super cute as well as the A-line skirt shape (I converted the dart into fullness at the hem). This dress is going to get a lot of wear this year, I even wore it with tights and a leather jacket out in this polar vortex!

Material Notes

Stretch Striped Knit Fabric




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type

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    Jan 25, 2015, 09.43 AMby CharismaStyle

    Super cute Meg! I love it. I attended that from sketch to pattern webinar and this dress looks so great. Came out fantastic. I’m excited seeing you in this. It’s very inspiring.

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    Feb 2, 2014, 06.00 AMby yenny lee

    Lovely :)

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    Jan 29, 2014, 06.30 AMby Mary Athey

    This is lovely on you meg, you have done a smashing job with tricky stripes and added a lot of interest by mixing up the direction of them. This is super cute and so well done xx

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    Jan 29, 2014, 12.40 AMby rita61

    Nice dress on you; thanks for sharing.

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    Jan 28, 2014, 10.24 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Fancy! :-)

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    Jan 28, 2014, 09.51 PMby kisses

    I adore this Meg! The stripes are match up so beautifully and it is really cute

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    Jan 28, 2014, 09.06 PMby SassyT

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    Jan 28, 2014, 08.51 PMby papermothballvintage

    Love it Meg! So hard to line the stripes up sometimes, great job. It looks perfect on you!

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    Jan 28, 2014, 08.23 PMby julib

    This is really cute!! What a fun dress! I bet that it looked awesome paired with a leather jacket and tights too. Off to check out this pattern! :-)

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      Jan 28, 2014, 08.45 PMby MegH

      Thanks so much!

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