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.

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

 

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Neckband

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Waistband, front and back.

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Front bodice cut into 3 pieces.

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Pinned darts in place.

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Pinned seams together to expose raw edges.

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View of inside, closed seam on inside.

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Used safety pin to fray.

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Drafted a short sleeve.

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Fold in half to make the puffy sleeve.

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

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

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

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DSC_0106DSC_0205Let 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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