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To sew a summer dress quickly, simply, stylishly with your own hands: patterns 75 PHOTOS


Vacation tomorrow, but not a single new thing in your suitcase? There is still time! We know how to easily and quickly sew a dress without a pattern, and we will tell you about three models, each of which will take literally a couple of hours.

You will need:

  • two rectangular cuts of dress, well draped fabric with a width equal to the half-circumference of the hips + allowances for freedom of fitting + standard allowances for side seams 1-1.5 cm and a length equal to the length of the future dress,
  • or one rectangular piece of dress, well-draped fabric with a width equal to the circumference of the hips + allowance for freedom of fitting + standard allowances for the middle seam 1-1.5 cm and a length equal to the length of the future dress,
  • elastic tape 0.7-1 cm wide,
  • rep ribbon as a belt.

How to sew a bando dress without a pattern

Sew side sections (or one middle) with a regular or French seam.

Neaten the upper edge of the dress, unscrew it on the wrong side by 1-1.5 cm and grind it, leaving a hole in the drawstring for the elastic tape.

Insert elastic tape. After fitting, cut off the excess length and grind off the ends of the tape.

Instead of elastic tape, rubber veins can be used.

Tuck and hem the bottom. Or to process with a role seam on an overlock.
Dress is done!

How to sew a dress from two parts without a pattern

Process all sections of the parts on the overlock.

Determine the width of the neckline at the fitting. It can be narrower or, conversely, wide, which will allow you to wear a dress with a lowered shoulder.

The depth of the armholes is determined by fitting.

Mark the shoulder seams with a “magical” tailor's chalk on one piece. Chip off the details and grind.

Unscrew the neck allowances on the wrong side and stitch.

Stitch the side seams, starting the line exactly from the mark of the armhole.

Unscrew the armhole allowances on the wrong side and sew up.
The dress is ready!

Tip: this dress is best sewn from two silk scarves, so as not to process sections.

Or from a coupon fabric with a scarf print.

Only in this case, the side seams must be laid, stepping back from the edge of the scarf to the desired distance. The dress will look good with a belt.

And with jeans it can be worn as a tunic.

3 way: Dress on a growth pattern

For full-size manufacturing, draw a growth grid on the paper with a 10 cm side of the cage.

According to the above diagram, measure on the growth grid all the points of intersection of the pattern lines with the grid lines and connect the resulting points. Keep your fillet lines smooth.

DIY summer dress: the easiest way

It is not difficult to sew a direct summer dress. For him, it is recommended to choose light and thin fabrics on a natural basis. In this case, the material should hold its shape and stretch. We suggest taking elastic knitwear.

  • For a girl who is 175 cm tall and about 50 in clothing size, about 1.5 m of fabric is useful, the length of the dress is independently adjustable: short - 1.1, medium length - 1.3-1.5, long - 1.8.
  • It is necessary to prepare the fabric and iron it well (if there is a steam function, we use it). We choose a suitable T-shirt that fits well on you.
  • Fold the fabric in half and apply a T-shirt to it. Circle the t-shirt with chalk. Putting a t-shirt on the fabric you need along the line of the line.

A good example of how to lay a T-shirt on fabric

  • Next, we select the length of the skirt. Remember that you need to leave 1-2 cm at the bottom. Cut out these details.
  • Cut the neck.
  • Prepare the sleeves. They can be made according to the template t-shirts. So it will be easier to choose the length of the sleeve, the size of the slots.
  • We make 2 edgings, 5 cm wide.
  • Boca. Indent from the edge of 1 cm and sew. With a sharpening for a back we repeat the same manipulations.
  • Grind the shoulder seams.
  • Attach the sleeves. Allowances, if they interfere, just cut.
  • We put the sides to each other and fix with pins. If the seams match, you can sew.
  • Now we check and look at the length of the sleeves and hem. If it does not suit you, we shorten it.
  • We process the seams at the bottom of the sleeve and hem. The outfit is ready!

This is how the dress will turn out in this way

Silk dress

Silk always looks elegant and elegant, but to work with this type of fabric you need to take into account some subtleties. First of all, the silk dress should be free, because this material has a bad property - to diverge at the seams. In addition, it is worth considering:

  • Silk is very slippery, and this can cause obstruction when sewing. There is a proven “grandmother's” method: we dilute starch or gelatin with water and apply it with a brush to the desired areas. After that, through the parchment paper we iron the treated places, and the slip will disappear!
  • For silk dresses, the lining becomes an indispensable element. It must be sewn according to the same parameters as the outfit itself. Let the process take longer, but the result will look much more beautiful and elegant.

Advice! The dress and lining are connected from the inside to the wrong side so that the seams are not visible.

  • It is difficult to work with this type of fabric, and so that the outfit does not turn out “oblique”, you need to make small stitches and clearly monitor their direction.
  • To process the gate, it is recommended to use the edging.

It would seem that the ideal fabric for a summer dress: airy, light, thin. It will be pleasant even in extreme heat, and visually the material helps to create a delicate and fragile romantic image. How to quickly sew an outfit from chiffon:

  • Choose a t-shirt from your wardrobe that is a little loose for you. We fold the fabric in half, then apply a T-shirt to it. We fix it with pins.
  • Take the crayon and outline the t-shirt. Do not forget to mark the front neck. Cut the workpiece.
  • Next we make a skirt. To do this, you need to take a rectangular piece of fabric with a width equal to the width of the hips times 1.5. For those who want to sew a magnificent dress, we take not 1.5, but 2. Also, we definitely leave a gap for the seams.
  • We apply both blanks (bodice separately, skirt separately) to each other, check the sizes and sides, fix them with pins (you can lightly overcast).
  • The bodice blanks must be sewn. We start processing from the shoulders, then go to the sides of the bodice.
  • We sew the skirt on top to get romantic folds.
  • The final stage - we sew a skirt with a bodice.

Chiffon dresses can be completely different.

Interesting hem

The asymmetrical hem of the dress is a spectacular feature for a fashionable outfit. To create this wardrobe item, follow the instructions:

  • We apply a t-shirt or t-shirt to the prepared fabric (depending on which top you want). She should be free. Similarly to the first method, we attach the mask with pins and make marks with chalk. Do not forget about the neck, armholes and gaps on the seam.
  • We make a trapezoidal flare on the back.
  • On the fabric note the estimated length of the skirt. It should look like a train, so make a rounded edge.
  • The front part of the skirt also needs to be decorated with a flare.

Wrap skirt

A wrap skirt for a chiffon dress will help diversify the look. To do this, similarly to the first two methods, we make a bodice for the outfit, and then follow the instructions:

  • For manufacturing, we take a piece of fabric of at least 150 cm. Fold it in half.
  • The side with the bend is left untouched, and the side from the side of the free edges of the fabric is measured 10-12 cm for odor.
  • It is important to remember about allowances. The length of the skirt should correspond to the length of the side opposite from the smell.
  • A smooth diagonal line connects the smell and the opposite edge of the skirt. To make the hem rounded, we process it with scissors.
  • We process the lower edge of the skirt with an overlock, and we pass the elastic through the upper one.

Knitted dresses

A transformer dress is a convenient option for a knitted outfit. It is done very simply and without a pattern. Follow the instructions:

  • We take 2 meters of knitted fabric. Fold it in 4 layers: fold it in half in width, the second in length (folding sequence is important!).
  • Next, make the neck. Standard size: 8 cm deep and 7 wide. Cut out the marked piece.
  • You need to trim the free edge and gently round it.
  • We unfold the fabric so that it remains folded 2 times.
  • Chalk 40 cm from the bend. We draw a line from this mark to the chest, after which we cut the fabric along the line.

Now you have a ready-made transformer dress. It can be worn on one shoulder, on two shoulders, cross the edges on the chest, tie at the back of the head. Even make an ordinary skirt out of it, and tie the details for the bodice on the belt in a bow.

Simple evening dress

Now let's learn how to create an evening outfit for summer parties. If you have old stoles or light scarves - this method is for you! Let's put them to a good cause!

  • We wrap one of the scarves around the waist and make a skirt out of it (sew the side seam).
  • In the upper part of the skirt we sew the elastic. We select it according to the color of the scarves (even if the scarf is colored, a wide plain rubber band will look beautiful).
  • We use the second scarf as a bodice. Sew it to the skirt with a narrow edge.
  • Now, we slant the oblique around the neck and sew the free edge obliquely on the opposite side from the other edge.
  • If the first option was used, the crease on the back of the head must be beautifully stitched.
  • We also process the décolleté zone by flashing the fabric. The dress is ready!

Bandeau Dress

  • Prepare the fabric. The type of fabric is not fundamental, the main thing is that the fabric is well draped. We need 2 rectangular pieces of fabric, the length corresponds to the length of the future dress. The width of this fabric is equal to the half-circumference of the hips + 1.5-2 cm so that the outfit is a little loose, and + 1-1.5 cm, this is the indent for the seams.
  • Instead of two pieces, you can take one large rectangular piece of fabric, which in width will be equal to the full girth of the hips. As in the first embodiment, the fabric should be well draped + 1-1.5 cm per seam, and 1-2 cm so that the outfit is spacious.
  • You will also need an elastic tape 1 cm wide.
  • For a belt we take a rep tape.

Sewing Instructions:

  • We sew the side sections with a French seam (or one central if a whole piece of fabric is used).
  • Next, it is necessary to overcast the upper edge, unscrew it by 1-1.5 cm to the wrong side. It is necessary to grind this inversion and leave the drawstring for the elastic band.
  • We pass the tape into the wings. We are trying on. Customize the tape to size, trim the excess edge. Next you need to grind the ends of the tape.
  • We process the bottom edge. To do this, you can make a role seam on the overlock or just tuck the bottom edge and stitch.

Two-piece dress

What is necessary:

Again we take a fabric that drapes well. We will need 2 rectangular pieces, the width corresponding to the half-circumference of the hips + 1-1.5 cm per seam and 1-2 cm, so that the dress is free, not tight-fitting.

Sewing Instructions:

  • It is necessary to overcast all the seams (preferably on the overlock). Leave a cut for the head and hands.
  • We independently choose what shape the cutout for the head will be. This is not important: a wide cut makes the outfit more interesting, it can be worn down from the shoulders or made a neckline neckline, the narrow cut looks more strict and restrained.
  • At the fitting, we choose the appropriate depth of the armholes in the sleeves.
  • Sew a throat cut to the wrong side.
  • Need to grind side seams. The seam should be started from the mark that was made during the fitting.
  • The allowances on the sleeves also need to be scribbled on the wrong side.

If scarves are used, you need to slightly modify the algorithm:

  • In the upper part, we still leave the throat cut, but from the sides, where the sleeves should be, the seam is made with a slight indent from the edge (5-7 cm).

If such a dress is too short, it can be worn with pants as a tunic.

Greek style dress

To make such a dress, you need to prepare at least 3 m of fabric. Silk, velvet, satin, muslin or jersey is perfect for a Greek outfit. Thin knitwear can also look very good.

A good example of how to quickly make a Greek dress

Everything is simple: we wrap ourselves with a cloth, we pin decorative pins on our shoulders. To emphasize the waist, we take a beautiful belt in the color of the fabric or ribbon. The cut from the sides is necessarily stitched so that when walking the dress does not develop in all directions.

The beauty of this method is that even sewing is not necessary. You can experiment with the forms of the outfit, change the length of the hem, neckline, etc. In addition, 1 piece of fabric can turn into 100 different outfits. And Greek outfits always look easy, relaxed and feminine.

Maternity Summer Dress

Maternity clothes are a real problem for many women. Spend a lot on an outfit that no one wants to come in handy in a couple of months, so you can sew a simple, beautiful and comfortable dress for a pregnant woman with your own hands.

Our option is a bustier dress. It is ideal for pregnancy: it hides the tummy, supports the chest, stretches the figure. Even after childbirth it is easy to upgrade to a skirt and wear it further.

This is the likeness of the dress that we sew. If you also want to make a peplum outfit, you can easily add it instead of a bow

For this, 2 pieces of fabric are useful. One of them is necessary for the outfit itself, the second for the bow. A piece of fabric for a dress in a dyne should be 70 cm, and the width is calculated individually (1.4 * per abdominal circumference). The width of the piece of fabric for the bow is 45 cm, and the length corresponds to the width of the dress * 2.

We sew according to the following instructions:

  • Sewing dresses begins with a bow. The fabric folds in half and is sewn.
  • We pass to the skirt. Take the top edge and create folds.
  • We grind side sections on the fabric.
  • Stitch the bow to the bottom of the dress.
  • We cut off the excess length of the bottom and process the edge of the skirt.

Outfit for a little girl

Children grow up very fast, but I want to dress my daughter in a little princess. This method of manufacturing does not take much time, because it does not need a complex pattern. The pattern will help us to make a t-shirt or t-shirt of a child.

  • Choose a suitable T-shirt and put it on a piece of paper. Circle the t-shirt and make a pattern as shown in the figure below.

Dress for baby

  • We cut out the same piece of fabric, just pre-check whether it suits the baby in size (more specifically, you need to check the length of the outfit).
  • We bend our pattern in half (the fold line runs from the center of the neck to the center of the hem). We will use only one half, since the pattern is usually not symmetrical. We attach the best of the halves to the fabric, circle it and cut it out. Be sure to leave 1-1.5 cm per seam. Then we turn the pattern over and repeat the same actions with the second side.
  • If you want to make a dress with a full skirt, then we cut the pattern not vertically, but horizontally (we divide it into a bodice and a skirt). We sew the lower part according to the assembly and sew it with the bodice. You can take a wide beautiful ribbon and arrange it as a belt with a large bow. A bright petticoat of a different color will make the outfit more interesting.

Summer outfit for chubby

It is extremely difficult to find a suitable stylish dress for a non-standard figure. In stores, especially when it comes to small towns, dresses of large sizes, this is 90% of cases "grandmother's hoodies."

This option is great for work and for a walk in the park. This is a light, flying dress with a neat neckline and a drop. The bodice is made in the assembly, and something reminds a Bavarian blouse. And if you make the bottom of the outfit short, then you will not get a dress, but a comfortable and fashionable tunic.

We make a pattern according to the finished template presented below. We transfer all the details to the fabric (we customize the size for ourselves).

It is also necessary to carve 2 details for the skirt: the width is 85-90 cm (you can adjust to your personal parameters) depending on the waist size, and the length, taking into account the allowances, should be about 75 cm.

For folds on the bodice, it is necessary to cut another 2 separate strips. Their width is 20 cm, and along the length of these strips should correspond to the length of the bodice. Also, 2 separate parts are necessary for set-in belts for the rear and front: their length is 2 m and the width is 17 cm.

Sewing instructions
  • We start with the creases on the bodice. Across the fabric mark the center and from this line mark another 5 lines on each side for creases. They are located 3.5 cm from each other. The first fold is 2.5 cm from the center.
  • We iron and sew the folds well. The last fold needs to be swept. We do the fold strip on the second side in the same way.
  • Next, you need to grind the prepared folds to the corresponding parts and make recesses on the details for the bodice.
  • In the upper part of the bodice it is necessary to make an assembly, grab it with large stitches and pull it together.
  • Sew shoulder sections together.
  • Next, go to the collar. We grind its parts along the upper and short sections, folding them face-to-face one to one. We twist the collar and grind it with the neck of the dress.
  • On the front of the bodice we make the right side seam.
  • We interconnect 3 parts of the belt for the front and back. We start them on the right side both at once.
  • We perform a side seam on the right side of the skirt. The skirt should be slightly tucked up to the length of the lower cut of the set-in belt. Next we grind the belt to the skirt and to the bodice.
  • On the left side you need to sew in a zipper.
  • Prepare and stitch the sleeves.
  • Sew the belt. Нижний край немного подгибаем и прострачиваем. Платье готово!

Второй вариант платья для полненьких подразумевает треугольный вырез, которые сделает шею визуально длиннее, и приятный не обтягивающий фасон.

Приступаем к шитью:

  • Берем прямоугольный кусок ткани, размером индивидуально под вас. Длинна наряда должна быть примерно до колена или ниже.
  • В верхней части, где предполагается воротник, вырезаем горловину. . The neckline can also be done for yourself: the average depth is 4-8 cm. You can do a little deeper to emphasize the chest.
  • We bend the fabric at the top and hem the drawstring. Thread the tape into it. It is assumed that the edges of the tape will go on the neckline.
  • Next, we process the remaining seams of the dress: bottom, side, optionally sew on the sleeves.

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