Thin Shoulder Strapped Dress with Sheer Overlay

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I made this dress with a rich colored polyester spandex fabric and used tulle for the overlay.  I added the tulle overlay to really make this dress pop.  I hope you guys love this dress as much as I do. Drop me a comment and let me know what you guys think.  Don’t forget to follow me on social media for more sewing post and tutorials!

 

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I bought 1 1/2 yards of this rich colored polyester spandex.

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Sheer fabric for the overlay, I bought 2 yards.

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I used draping tape to create the design for the bodice on my dress form. I used 1 yard of muslin for the bodice. I then traced the draping tape with a sharpie.

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Draped pattern pieces.

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Front and back pattern pieces traced onto paper.

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Separated the pattern pieces.

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Added .5″ seam allowance to each pattern pieces. I did this 2x so that I could make a lining.

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Cut 4 of each pattern piece.

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Looks pretty good.

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Waistband and shoulder straps.

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Used a skirt I already had as the pattern for the skirt portion of the dress.

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All the pieces ready to be sewn together.

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Folded the sheer fabric in half and cut it to make 2 panels.

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Made a gathering stitch and gathered the top.

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I then made 2 circular ruffles to adorn the bottom of the overlay skirt.

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Cut the circular fabric and it will become a long ruffle.

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Sew the ruffle to the bottom of the sheer panel. Sew one on the front panel and one on the back panel.

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