Intermediate | 1 hour
Taught by Sonya Philip
When you're in need of a project that's easy to sew and simple to style, look no further than Dress No. 2 by Sonya Philip. Part of her "100 Acts of Sewing" line, this wardrobe workhorse is eminently wearable and serves as an excellent base for layering. The A-line dress pattern features three-quarter sleeves, a scoop neck and patch pockets. Once you’ve learned how to make the basic pattern, Sonya shows you how to add inseam pockets, shorten to tunic-length, make a sleeveless variation, or add a color-blocked hem. It accommodates a wide variety of fabrics; try cozy flannel for chilly winter wear or cotton lawn for a breezy summer garment. The downloadable PDF pattern covers all variations and comes in size XS - 4 XL.

Bust measurement (your body size):
XS: 32 inches (81 cm); S: 35 inches (89 cm); M: 38 inches (97 cm); L: 41 inches (104 cm); XL: 44 inches (112 cm); 2XL: 47 inches (119 cm); 3XL: 50 inches (127 cm); 4XL: 53 inches (135 cm)

 
Learn how to:
  • Sew the Dress No. 2 pattern
  • Insert sleeves
  • Attach patch pockets
  • Add inseam pockets
  • Shorten pattern to make a tunic
  • Attach bias tape at neckline
  • Finish edges with pinking shears or zig-zag
  • Add a contrasting hem band
 
 
What you’ll get:
  • Step-by-step expert instruction on sewing an A-line dress pattern and three ways you can customize it.
  • 7 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supplies list and downloadable PDF with pattern pieces ($17 value)
  • Step-by-step expert instruction from patternmaker, Sonya Philip
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions, and interact with other students 


Chapters
Sewing Dress No. 2
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00:51
04:44
20:57
20:52
10:39
09:36
02:55
Materials
Here’s what you’ll need:
Bust measurement (your body size): XS: 32 inches (81 cm); S: 35 inches (89 cm); M: 38 inches (97 cm); L: 41 inches (104 cm); XL: 44 inches (112 cm); 2XL: 47 inches (119 cm); 3XL: 50 inches (127 cm); 4XL: 53 inches (135 cm) 
Fabric Requirements: Mid-weight woven fabric, such as linen, cotton, decor canvas or natural fiber blend. 
Main Pattern - 2 5/8 yd (2.4 m) for XS; 2 3/4 yd (2.55 m) for S - M; 3 yd (2.75 m) for L - XL; 3 3/8 yd (3.1 m) for 2XL - 3XL;  3 1/2 yd (3.2 m) for 4XL 
Sleeveless and Tunic Length - 2 1/2 yd (2.3 m) for XS - L; 2 3/4 yd (2.55 m) for XL - 4XL 
Color-Blocked Hem - 2 3/8 yd (2.2 m) for XS - S; 2 1/2 yd (2.3 m) for M - XL;  2 3/4 yd (2.55 m) for 2XL - 3XL; 3 yd (2.75 m) for 4XL;  3/4 yd (0.7 m) contrast fabric for hem and 1/2 yd (0.5 m) or fat quarter for pocket for all sizes 
All patterns - 1/2 yd (0.5 m) or fat quarter for bias tape  
​Other Tools and Materials:
  • 3/4" bias tape maker
  • Matching thread
  • Tracing paper and pencil
  • Washi tape (optional)
  • Pattern weights
  • Tailors chalk
  • Scissors
  • Pins
  • Rotary cutter and cutting surface
  • Iron and ironing surface
  • Sewing gauge
  • ​Sewing machine and matching thread
  • Downloadable Dress No. 2 PDF pattern
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