Sewing a Sundress
Intermediate | 45 min 41 sec
Getting Started
The Skirt
Creating the Sundress
Creating the Shirring
This sundress is flowy and flattering for all body types. With no armholes or closures, it’s not only comfy for warm weather, but also a great beginning sewing project. Heather will teach you how to gather the ruffled panel of the skirt, as well as how to sew with elastic thread. (The segments of this workshop that cover making the bodice and joining it to the skirt is borrowed from Heather’s Jumpsuit workshop since the process is identical. So once you've made this, you're halfway to knowing how to make the jumpsuit!)
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • Light woven fabric: 3.75 yards of 44" wide fabric or 2.5 yards of 60" wide fabric; for XL - 3XL please be sure to use fabric that is at least 48" wide
  • Sewing machine with matching thread
  • Bobbin hand-wound with elastic thread
  • Marking tool
  • Scissors
  • Sundress PDF pattern
  • To select your size, please consult the following measurements:
  • XS: 31” bust, 24” waist, 34” hip
  • S: 32-33” bust, 25-26” waist, 24-26” hip
  • M: 36-38” bust, 27-29” waist, 37-39” hip
  • L: 40-42” bust, 31-33” waist, 41-43” hip
  • XL: 44-46” bust, 35-37” waist, 45-47” hip
  • XXL: 48-50” bust, 39-41” waist, 49-51” hip
  • XXXL: 50-53” bust, 43-46” waist, 52-54” hip
Learn how to:
  • Sew your own sundress
  • Sew with elastic thread
  • Gather the ruffled panel of the skirt

What you’ll get:
  • An easy-to-follow lesson on how to sew a simple sundress
  • 12 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Itemized supply list
  • Downloadable PDF pattern included - $16 value
  • Step-by-step instruction by expert instructor Heather Ross
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions and interact with other students
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Class Reviews
39 users recommended this class to a friend
Mary Ella Pennington
Loved the class she made everything seem pretty simple and explained everything really well. I did have a bit of an issue when she went from seeing/ adding the skirt and bodice together and it became pants and a bodice but otherwise enjoyed and hope to actually try it soon
More than 3 months ago
Great instructor-fun dress!
More than 3 months ago
Andrea Zollo Bush
Very clear sewing directions and camera angles. Great class! Perfect for an easy summer dress!
More than 3 months ago