Victoria V-neck women's dress sewing pattern - sewing tutorial

Fabric recommendations

To sew this dress choose light- or medium-weight , soft fabrics. We recommend the following fabrics: viscose, crepe, silk, cotton+viscose, polyester.

Supplies

  • Main fabric;
  • Interfaicing – 0.5 meters (19,68″);
  • If you want to make a dress collar from a fabric of a different color, then you will need 0.5 meters (19,68″) of fabric.

Fabric consumption (cm / in)

Size XXS XS S M L XL XXL
Main fabric 2.25
88.58"
2.30
90.55"
2.35
92.52"
2.40
94.49"
2.45
2.50"
2.50
98.42"
2.55
100.39"

Fabric consumption is calculated taking into account the layout with a fabric width of 1.5 meters. When buying fabric, keep in mind that the material can shrink, so take with a margin of 5-10%.

Shirt measurements

Size XXS XS S M L XL XXL
Width at chest line 43.2
17.01"
45.2
17.8"
47.2
18.58"
49.2
19.37"
52.2
20.16"
53.2
20.94"
55.2
21.73"
Sleeve length 32.5
12.79"
32.5
12.79"
33
12.99"
33
12.99"
33.5
13.19"
33.5
13.19"
64
25,2"
Front length from
shoulder to hem
90
35.4"
91
35.83"
92
36.22"
93
36.61"
94
37.01"
95
37.4"
97
38.19

Layout of parts on fabric
Main fabric
Width of fabric 1.5 m (59.05")

Size – XXS

Size – XXL

Attention! All our patterns already contain seam allowances.

Specification

Main fabric

Patterns Number of
patterns
Number of
pieces
1 Back 1 1
2 Front 1 1
3 Sleeve 1 2
4 Cuff 1 2
5 Back facing 1 1
6 Front facing 1 1
7 Upper collar 1 2
8 Bottom collar 1 2
9 Front and Back skirt 1 2
10 Belt 1 2

Description of tailoring

Iron the interfacing to collar details, front and back facing details, cuff and belt details.

Mark the dart lines on the front. Pin the dart’s lines right side together, stitch it. Press seam allowances down.

Serge shoulder edges of the front and back details.

Pin shoulder edges of the front and back details right sides together. Stitch it. Press seam allowances open.

Pin front facing and back facing shoulder edges together with the right sides, as shown. Stitch it. Press seam allowances open.

Serge outer raw edge of the neckline facing. Press it.

Pin upper and lower collar details together with the right sides. Stitch it.

Clip seam allowances to 0.8 сm (0,31″) along outer curves.

Trim seam allowances to 0.2 cm (0,08″) along the curves. Turn on the right side and press it.

Fold belt in half and pin its 1 short and long edges.

Trim seam allowances at corners. Turn the belt on the right side. Press it.

Pin the belt to the side edge of the front panel right side.

Pin the front and back bodice along the side edges right sides together. Stitch it.

Serge the raw edges. Press seam allowances to the back.

Pin the collar to the neckline right sides together, aligning the notches. Pin the facing up to the collar right sides together. Mark the center of the front. Sew in place.

Clip seam allowances at the center to 0.1 cm (0,04″).

Clip curves. Turn the facing to the wrong side.

Press it.

Top stitch seam allowances under the collar.

Make 2 parallel stitch at 0,5 (0,2″) cm and 0,8 cm (0,31″) to the edge along the head of the sleeve.

Make gathering.

Turn the back and the fronts to the right side. Press it.

Top stitch 0.1 сm (0.04″) from the seam.

Turn up the sleeve allowance by 0,5 cm (0,2″) and pin it. Baste it. Stitch the allowances 0,5 cm (0,2″) from the seam. Press it.

Pin the side edges of the sleeve, front and back wrong sides together. Stitch 0,5 cm (0,2″) from the edge. Trim the allowances by 0,3 cm (0,12″). Turn inside out. Press it.

Fold sleeve in half and pin its side edges right side together. Stitch it. Serge raw edges.

Press seam allowances to the back.

Pin the sleeve into the armhole right sides together, aligning the notches. Sew in place. Serge the raw edges.

Press seam allowances to the sleeve.

Press the placket in half, cover the stitching seam by 0,1 cm (0,04″) and pin the placket. Stitch it.

Fold and press 1 long seam allowance on the cuff. Fold cuff in half right sides together and pin its short edges. Stitch it. Press seam allowances open.

Pin the cuff to the sleeve hem, aligning the seams. Sew in place.

Press seam allowances to the cuff.

Fold pressed seam allowance inward, fold cuff in half and pin it. Baste it. Sew in place, stitching straight along the seam.

Press it.

Pin side edges of the skirt details right side together. Stitch it.

Serge raw edges and press seam allowances to the back.

Make 2 parallel stitch at 0,5 (0,2″) cm and 0,8 cm (0,31″) to the edge along the upper edge of the skirt. The stitch length is maximum – 4-5 mm.

Make gathering, the length equal to bodice hem.

Pin skirt to the bodice lower edge right sides together, aligning the notches and side seams. Sew in place. Serge raw edges.

Press seam allowances to the skirt.

Fold the skirt hem to 1 cm and stitch 0.2 cm (0,08″) from the edge. Press it.

Trim seam allowance.

Pin the pressed edge of the stand to the neckline so that the upper stand overlaps the seam by 0,1 cm (0,04″). Baste it. Stitch, laying the line on the right side into the seam.

It is better to start from the middle of the back. Press it.

The dress is ready!

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