How to Sew a Flounce Sleeve Slip Dress with a Free PDF Pattern | Sewing for Beginners


Do you love flounce sleeves? They are one of the most trendy and feminine features that you can add to your dresses. In this video, I will show you how to sew a flounce sleeve slip dress with a corset waist tie and pockets. You will also get a free PDF pattern in 5 sizes to download and print.

A slip dress is a versatile and chic garment that can be worn in many ways. You can dress it up or down, depending on the occasion and the season. A flounce sleeve adds some drama and flair to the simple silhouette. A corset waist tie accentuates your curves and gives you a flattering fit. And pockets are always a bonus, right?


In this video, you will learn how to:

  • Cut the fabric according to the pattern
  • Sew the bodice and the skirt together
  • Sew the ruffle sleeves to the armholes
  • Sew the neckline facing to the neckline
  • Sew the corset waist tie to the waist seam
  • Sew the pockets to the skirt
  • Hem the dress and the sleeves

You will also learn how to hack the pattern to create different styles of slip dresses, such as:

  • A basic slip dress without pockets and ties
  • A slip dress without sleeves
  • A mini dress with a ruffle

You will also get some tips on how to choose the right fabric and size for your slip dress, and how to style it for different occasions and seasons.

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How to Sew a Flounce Sleeve Slip Dress with a Free PDF Pattern


What material is best for a slip dress?

Here are some of the best fabrics for your slip dress:

  • Rayon challis, silk, lawn, voile, or lightweight linen: These fabrics have a bit of drape that will give you the classic slip look. They are also breathable and comfortable for summer wear.

  • Chiffon or georgette: These fabrics are lightweight and see-through, which can create a romantic and delicate effect. They are often made from polyester or silk. You may need to line them or wear a slip underneath for more coverage.

  • Satin: This fabric is silky and smooth, with a glossy shine. It can add some glamour and elegance to your slip dress. It can be made from various fibers, such as silk, polyester, or nylon.


How to Hem the Slip Dress

The last step of sewing the slip dress is to hem the edges. Hemming is a technique of folding and stitching the fabric to create a neat and durable finish. There are different types of hems that you can use, depending on the fabric and the style of your dress. For this tutorial, I will show you how to do a simple double-fold hem, which is easy to do and works well with most fabrics.

A double-fold hem is when you fold the edge of the fabric twice and stitch along the fold. This way, you hide the raw edge and prevent it from fraying. To do a double-fold hem, you need to:

  1. Press the edge of the fabric to the wrong side by 0.6 cm or 0.25 inch. This is the first fold.
  2. Press the edge again to the wrong side by 1.3 cm or 0.5 inch. This is the second fold.
  3. Pin the fold in place and stitch along the edge of the fold, close to the inner fold. You can use a straight stitch or a decorative stitch of your choice.
  4. Repeat the same steps for the other edges of the dress and the sleeves.

You can also check out my detailed tutorial on hemming, where I explain other types of hems and how to do them.You may want to try different hems and see which one suits your dress best.


How to Add Flounce Sleeves to Your Dress

One of the features that I love about this slip dress is the long flounce sleeves. They add some drama and flair to the simple silhouette. Flounce sleeves are basically ruffles that are attached to the sleeve hem. They can have different shapes and sizes, depending on how you cut and sew them. In my other tutorial, I show you how to sew 7 different styles of flounce sleeves, from simple to extravagant. They are very easy to make and they can transform any garment into something more fun and feminine.

You can find the link to the detailed tutorial here .

Step by step beginner friendly video on how to sew flounce sleeves.


How to Style Your Slip Dress

A slip dress is a versatile and chic garment that can be worn in many ways. Whether you want to dress it up or down, you can create different looks with a slip dress by changing the accessories, layering pieces, and shoes. Here are some tips on how to style your slip dress for various situations:

For a casual day out, pair your slip dress with a denim jacket and sneakers. This will give you a relaxed and cool vibe. You can also add a hat and a crossbody bag for some extra flair.

For a date night, glam up your slip dress with a leather jacket and heels. This will create a contrast between the soft and edgy elements. You can also add some statement jewelry and a clutch to complete the look.

For a wedding guest outfit, opt for a slip dress in a bright color or a floral print. This will make you stand out from the crowd and show off your personality. You can also wear a slip dress with a slit or a cowl neck for some extra drama. Accessorize with elegant heels and a matching bag.

For a work outfit, layer your slip dress over a white shirt or a turtleneck. This will make your slip dress more appropriate and professional. You can also wear a blazer or a cardigan over your slip dress for some extra warmth and polish. Finish the look with a pair of pumps and a tote bag.

For a summer outfit, wear your slip dress with woven accessories and canvas shoes. This will give you a breezy and bohemian look. You can also add a straw hat and a basket bag for some summer vibes. Alternatively, you can wear your slip dress with sandals and a light scarf for a more sophisticated look.

For a winter outfit, layer your slip dress under a cozy sweater and tights. This will keep you warm and cozy while still showing off your slip dress. You can also wear your slip dress under a coat or a poncho for some extra protection. Complete the look with boots and a beanie.


 I hope you enjoyed this video and that you will try to make your own flounce sleeve slip dress. If you do, please share your results with me on Instagram or Facebook. I would love to see your creations. Happy sewing!




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