Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Burgundy Ginkos Print Off The Shoulder Dress

I had a wonderful time making this dress! I collaborated with OrganicCottonPlus.com and chose to use their Ginkos Cotton Sateen to make this little number. You can read about my inspiration and see more pics at their website HERE

For all of you sewers here are some additional details----

I used Simplicity 8332 view B as an inspiration and changed the pattern a bit. I did the following:

1. Added to thebodice length --1" at top and 1" at bottom waist.
2. I cut size 12 and graded to 14 in the hips.
3. I used 3/4" elastic nonroll around shoulders---I prefer thicker elastic for better security.
4. I also used 3/4" nonroll elastic at waist. I joined bodice and skirt together then sewed seam at 1" to partially create my elastic casing. I then serged seam edge all around leaving small opening to insert elastic. Once added, fitted and sewn I just serged opening closed.
5. I also lengthened and widened sleeve.
6. I added a good bit to the length making it assymetrical---shorter in front, longer in the back
7. I skipped waist gathering step and instead made sure waist and bodice were same circumference (requiring I take some out of waist area) and then attached together, and moving on to elastic addition step.

All in all I love this dress! Just my style! I plan to make more. It's a great way to pair up a great print with a fun design!

Until next time,,,,, Happy Sewing!



  1. That is super-cute on you! The fabric color is fabulous. Off the shoulder is so in now...at least that's what my daughters tell me!

  2. Pretty dress. You look beautiful!!

  3. Awww! You look so adorable in this dress Victoria! There are so many "off shoulder" type dresses showing up this year and I love it! Especially now that I've lost some weight and those "line-backer" shoulders I was carrying, LOL!!!

  4. Hmmm. I talked myself out of buying that cotton months ago when you first showed it and here you are with a fabulous make and I'm having to talk myself out of it - again. Very nice.
    Theresa in Tucson

  5. I love this style on you! It looks so fresh and radiant!

  6. Very summery it makes me want to be somewhere hot. Good job. x

  7. Cute dress and red looks good on you.

  8. The fabric is amazing. You look lovely in the dress - so stylish.

  9. Beautiful dress and I enjoy your YouTube channel!

  10. Great design clothes online tutorial! I've made a couple of patterns like this and i'll give yours a try now.


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