I came across this design when browsing through some fashion editorials. It was in a Korean fashion collection, worn by an idol, and I thought this design is so lovely! The Shauna wrap dress pattern then came to life!
The Shauna wrap dress features puffed sleeves, fit and flare silhouette with tie waist wrap and flounce hem detail. It can be one of the most flattering design that you can come up with – no matter what body type you have! Styling this dress is also simple, try it with sneakers for a sporty youthful look, or with sandals for a comfortable day out, or high heels for a date night – you don’t even need many accessories to make it a complete look!
As usual, my pattern is made in 10 sizes from XXS to 5XL so you may find a suitable size for yourself. If you are not sure which size suits you, take a look at the measurement table before doing anything here: SIZE GUIDE.
The pattern is made using layered PDF, please check for your desired size before printing so you won’t waste your paper. I have included a first page with many details about sizing and printing, so please first read the first page and make sure you know what size you need! If you still do not know how to print a layered PDF, please check for the printing instruction in this post: PRINTING GUIDE.
My patterns are now made in both A4/Letter paper and A0 paper format so you can print at home or at any print shop!
For home printers, you can print this using your home printer and either A4 or Letter paper. I calculated the printing area so that you will be able to use either type of paper to print the pattern out perfectly. Always print the first page first and check with the test square if you are printing at the right scale before you print out the whole pattern – avoid waste of ink and waste of paper, save the earth!
Some PC may print smaller than actual size even when you choose 100% scale – I don’t know why this problem exist, but my HP laptop cannot print true to size. I have to scale up to 103% to get the right size. You may need to check with your PC to see if it prints true to size, if not, scale up a bit.
You will need
- Fabric of your choice. This pattern is made for woven fabric, I recommend pure cotton, linen, rayon fabric for a comfortable summer day
- Some fusible interfacing
- Some 1 ½ inch (3cm) wide elastic for sleeve cuff
- Scissors, pencil or fabric marker, ruler, pins
- Sewing machine/Serger or needle and thread
- Printed pattern
How much fabric do you need for this piece of garment? This garment is not going to need a lot of fabric. To be precise, you may need to check how much fabric you need before buying. It will depend on the selected pattern size, the width, and design of the fabric you plan to use. Just to be sure, print all the paper patterns and lay them out at the width of fabric you plan to use (usually from 90 to 150 centimeters or 35 to 60 inches). Measure how much fabric you will need. Don’t forget to account for pieces that need to be cut multiple times and pieces that are cut on the fold.
After printing out and taping all the pattern pages together, you will get something similar to this:
You will see that there are 2 sets of lines on each pattern piece. The inner lines are sewing line (and you sew along these lines), and the outer lines are cutting lines (you cut the fabric along these lines, remember the folding lines where you have to fold the fabric before cutting). The distance between sewing line and cutting line is seam allowance, and it varies from point to point. For example, the side seam allowance is about 1/2 inch (1.2cm), and seam allowance at hemline is 1 inch (2.5cm). This is the reason why I do not remove the sewing lines from the pattern. Please use it as a guide to know how much seam allowance you need to give at each seam.
The fabric will be cut into following pieces:
- Front: cut 2
- Back: cut 1 on the fold
- Front Facing: cut 2 self fabric + 2 fusible interfacing
- Back Facing: cut 1 self fabric + 1 fusible interfacing
- Sleeve: cut 2
- Front Skirt Ruffle: cut 2
- Back Skirt Ruffle: cut 1 on the fold
Place the pattern pieces on the fabric, pin the pattern pieces to the fabric to secure them in place. Using sharp scissors, carefully cut out the fabric pieces along the outer lines of the pattern. Take your time to ensure precise and clean cuts, as this will affect the fit and overall appearance of your garment.
Make sure to mark all notches and other design features such as darts, pleats etc. from the pattern pieces onto your fabric. When sewing the garment, pay attention to notches, they must match up.
1. Serge/zig zag stitch the edges of the fabric pieces to prevent fabric from unraveling.
2. Place the Front Skirt Ruffle and Front Bodice right side facing. Pin and sew to join. Repeat with the other pair of Front Skirt Ruffle and Front Bodice, and the Back Skirt Ruffle and Back Bodice. Place the joined Front and Back pieces right side facing. Pin and sew the shoulder and side seams. When you sew the side seam, leave an opening between two notches at the side seam, backstitch to secure the seam before and after the opening. You can add inseam pockets if you want (tutorial here).
3. Take a pair of Waist Tie pieces, place them right side facing. Pin and sew around leaving the short straight edge. Trim and clip the curve tip, turn the Waist Tie inside out, press to flatten. Do it with the other pair of Waist Tie pieces.
4. Apply fusible interfacing to Front Facing and Back Facing. Place two facing pieces right side facing. Pin and sew the shoulder seams.
5. Place the joined facing piece and the main garment right side facing. Pin around the neckline and the front opening, matching all the seams. Place the Waist Tie in between the main garment and the facing piece at the turning corner of the front opening, matching the edge of the tie and the notch on the garment. Sew around the neckline, starting from the front hem on one side to the front hem on the other side. Trim and clip the corners and seam allowance for smoother turning points. Staystitch the seam allowance on the facing piece where you can. Turn the facing in, press the neckline.
6. Sew two parallel lines 1/4 and 1/3 inch from the edge of the cap of the Sleeve using longest stitch length. Pull the lower threads to gather fabric to match the measurement of the armhole of the main garment. Sew the side seam of the Sleeve. Use elastic to finish the sleeve cuff (a tutorial on how to sew an elastic cuff quickly here)
7. Turn the Sleeve inside out. Place the Sleeve and main garment right side facing. Match the notches, pin and sew to attach Sleeve to the main garment.
8. Hem the garment, give it a good ironing and you’re done.
When wearing this dress, thread the waist tie through the opening at the side seam and tie into a bow at the back or at the side of the waist. Simple and easy to adjust to your own measurement! I love it when I don’t have to feel guilty when my waist measurement increases!
And here is the download link:
To download just click on the link above and choose “Save link as”. The PDF file will be downloaded to your device.
Happy sewing! And don’t forget to share your project on my Facebook page: Tiana’s Closet Sewing Patterns