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Denim Dress w/ Frayed Seams


Denim dress with frayed seams, designed by me! This dress is unique and stylish. I designed it by drafting the skirt on paper using my measurements. I used a bodice pattern I had already previously made by draping on my dress form. I used 1 1/2 yards of fabric and a 24″ inches long zipper for this dress. This dress has a puffy short sleeve and a turtleneck. Some of the seams are reversed and then picked with a safety pin to make the fray. There are darts in the front and back of the dress since the dress is non-stretch.

I bought this denim fabric at Mood in NYC.

I used a pattern I had previously made from draping and then drafted it on to paper.



Waistband, front and back.

Front bodice cut into 3 pieces.

Pinned darts in place.

Pinned seams together to expose raw edges.

View of inside, closed seam on inside.

Used safety pin to fray.

Drafted a short sleeve.

Fold in half to make the puffy sleeve.

Fold sleeve in half and fold until it’s folded evenly.

Cut the fold lines but don’t cut all the way through.

Spread the sleeve and tape it. The spread is what makes the sleeve puff at the top.


Let me know what you guys think of this design.  Leave me a comment and to see more of my designs check out my previous project on how to make a Bustier Crop Top from Old Jeans.

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