Grecian Dress

Grecian Dress

This is a dress I drafted and sewed myself a few years ago. It was the first dress that I had ever self-drafted. I held on to the measurements/diagrams/pattern in the hope to maybe one day share them with others through a paid or free pattern. Since I’m currently working on building a stock of pattern calculators, I plan to add instructions on how to make this dress. Funnily enough, my idea for this dress actually came from a maternity dress that I saw a picture of Kate Middleton wearing.

However, the plan was to wear it to a summer wedding so I decided to make it sleeveless. I have another Grecian style dress that ties up at the shoulder that I really like so I decided to add these to the dress.

Fabric-wise, I went for a soft teal jersey from John Lewis. I managed to find it reduced to just £8 per metre. It has a tiny hint of sheen to it which made it a bit classier and more suitable to wear to a wedding. The reason I went for jersey was that it is a bit more forgiving should the stitching not be straight, or something not quite right, and as mentioned earlier this was my first self-drafted dress. A lot of it was pure guesswork. The fact that it was jersey meant I didn’t need to worry about the fabric shredding and unravelling. I didn’t even hem it, I just made sure it was a clean cut.

Let me know what you think!

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  • I absolutely LOVE this dress! I’ve started sewing stretch myself so would be interested to know how you did the shoulder detailing and the waist.

    You look absolutely lovely by the way – it’s very flattering. 😊

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