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Nice 'n' Simple
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Dressmaking

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Cebu City, Central Visayas, PH
2008
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sew an a-line dress with a drawstring halter neckline

I love halter dresses. I made this using a muted gray fabric, which, according to my boyfriend, makes me look like a nun. Boys are silly because they love us in any dress, no matter the color.

This dress is very easy to make. You can make it short for a mini-dress.



Instructions

  • How to make a halter dress. Drawstring Halter And A Line Dress - Step 1
    Step 1

    1) Take body measurements and trace a pattern that looks like this. The sleeves area of the back part should be narrower for a sexier effect.

    2)Sew dart. Front piece only.

    3)Sew sleeves. Remember: Snip before folding, for a cleaner finish.

    4) Sew both sides of dress and attach a side zipper.

  • How to make a halter dress. Drawstring Halter And A Line Dress - Step 2
    Step 2

    5) Fold necklines and sew, leaving allowance for the string to pass through. [String: you can make one out of the same fabric as the dress or use ribbon or other available strings.]

  • How to make a halter dress. Drawstring Halter And A Line Dress - Step 3
    Step 3

    6) Sew POCKET:

    a) Sew a 2-inch strip of floral (or not) fabric to the top part of the pocket. Sew to the dress.

    6) Hem dress.

    7) Insert string through the gap on the necklines. Tie at the side.

  • How to make a halter dress. Drawstring Halter And A Line Dress - Step 4
    Step 4

    Here is a closer look of the halter bodice.

    HAPPY SEWING!

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Comments

nhothman89
nhothman89 · 11 projects

Thanks for sharing with us the tutorial; a simple dress and looks so comfortable, great job! Happy

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Nisha d.
Nisha d. · 3 projects

this is cute ^__^ check out the dress i made for my friend on my store http://www.etsy.com/shop/chevycoture

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lenaa
lenaa · Mexico City, Federal District, MX · 1 project

looks pretty cool<!!

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Emma B.
Emma B. · Brisbane, Queensland, AU · 2 projects

Awesome - In my favourites and on the wish list to make. I think this would be a pretty girly one for work with a nice jacket over the top.

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Tarri
Tarri · San Lorenzo, California, US · 13 projects

I love your dress, definately going to try and make one!

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Michelle Marie
Michelle Marie

So pretty! The pockets are a very nice detail.

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Jennifer H.
Jennifer H.

Thanks for sharing.. this looks perfect for me.. i'm a beginner Tongue

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Ani W.
Ani W. · Germany, Pennsylvania, US · 18 projects

cool Happy

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K@TE K.
K@TE K.

Coolio! Your BF's right though... the color is nun like

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becky b.
becky b. · Silverdale, Washington, US

i'm with you,shivi. awesome dress though!

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