DIY Bustier Dress with Faux Shirring and Basque Waistline | Free PDF Pattern + Video Tutorial

Do you love the look of a bustier dress with a faux shirring technique and a Basque waistline? Do you want to learn how to make one yourself? If so, you are in the right place!

In this blog post, I will show you how to sew a bustier dress with faux shirring and Basque waistline, using a free PDF pattern that I created in 5 sizes. You will also get access to a step-by-step video tutorial that will guide you through the whole process.

This dress is easy to make, comfortable to wear, and flattering to any body shape. Plus, you don’t need a zipper, because the faux shirring technique creates a stretchy and snug fit. And the best part is, you can customize it with your favorite fabric and accessories.

So, if you are ready to make your own bustier dress, keep reading!

What You’ll Need:



 You will also need a magnetic seam guide or a magnet to help you sew evenly.

How to Print and Cut the Pattern

 Here you can download free PDF patterns

Check out how to measure yourself to see what size is the best for you.

Check out as well:

How to print and assemble free PDF patterns

How to cut out sewing patterns with tips and tools



How to Make Faux Shirring Panel to Dress

 Check out my detailed tutorial on faux shirring here and watch video here to learn it.

Step by Step Video Tutorial


How to Style Bustier Dress with Faux Shirring and Basque Waistline

This dress is versatile and can be styled for different occasions and seasons.

Here are some tips on how to style a bustier dress with faux shirring and Basque waistline:

  • Choose the right fabric and color for your dress. Depending on the look you want to achieve, you can opt for a solid or a printed fabric, a light or a dark color, a smooth or a textured fabric, and so on. For example, you can choose a floral print fabric for a romantic and springy look, a black velvet fabric for a glamorous and winter look, or a denim fabric for a casual and summer look.
  • Accessorize your dress with jewelry, shoes, and bags. You can add some sparkle and shine to your dress with earrings, necklaces, bracelets, and rings. You can also choose shoes and bags that match or contrast with your dress color and style. For example, you can pair your dress with heels and a clutch for a formal and elegant look, with flats and a tote for a casual and comfy look, or with boots and a backpack for a trendy and edgy look.

  • Layer your dress with jackets, cardigans, or scarves. You can add some warmth and texture to your dress with outerwear and scarves. You can also mix and match different patterns and colors to create a fun and unique look. For example, you can wear your dress with a leather jacket and a plaid scarf for a cool and cozy look, with a denim jacket and a floral scarf for a cute and girly look, or with a blazer, a solid scarf and high-knee boots for a chic and professional look.

Congratulations, you have just learned how to sew a bustier dress with faux shirring and Basque waistline, using a free PDF pattern in 5 sizes and a step-by-step video tutorial.

I hope you had fun and learned something new from this blog post. This dress is a great addition to your wardrobe, as it is versatile, comfortable, and flattering. You can wear it for any occasion, and customize it with your favorite fabric and accessories.

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Thank you for reading and happy sewing! 🧵



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