Sew Your Own Midi Tie Strap Dress: A Step-by-Step Guide with Free Pattern


Welcome to my sewing circle! Today, I'm thrilled to share a project that combines elegance, simplicity, and the joy of DIY. I'm talking about the ever-stylish tie strap dress—a versatile piece that’s as fun to make as it is to wear. Whether you’re out for a coffee or attending a garden party, this dress is sure to turn heads.


Why You’ll Love This Dress

  • Adjustable Tie Straps: Personalize your fit with the adjustable shoulder ties and the front or back tie strap.
  • Midi Length with a Ruffle: The playful ruffle adds a touch of whimsy to the classic midi length.
  • Gathered Design: A gathered waist ensures a flattering fit for all body types.
  • Free PDF Pattern: Available in five sizes, our pattern makes it easy to get started on your sewing journey.

What You Need


  • My free PDF pattern
  • Your choice of fabric
  • Sewing machine and basic sewing tools
  • Thread to match your fabric
  • Scissors, pins, and a measuring tape

Step-by-Step Instructions

  1. Download the Pattern: Start by downloading my free PDF pattern, available in five convenient sizes.
  2. Cut Your Fabric: Lay out your fabric and use the pattern to cut out the dress pieces.
  3. Sew the Bodice: Follow our video tutorial to sew the bodice, attaching the tie straps securely.
  4. Create the Skirt: Sew the skirt pieces together, adding the ruffle at the bottom hem.
  5. Combine the Pieces: Attach the bodice to the skirt, ensuring the gathered design is evenly distributed.
  6. Final Touches: Hem the edges, and voilà! Your tie strap dress is ready to wear.

Styling Tips


Styling a tie strap dress can be a delightful way to express your personal fashion sense. Here are some tips to get you started:

Casual Day Out:
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Pair your dress with sandals or sneakers, a denim jacket, and a sun hat for a relaxed daytime look.

Evening Elegance:
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Elevate the dress for an evening event by adding strappy heels, statement jewelry, and a clutch.

Layered Charm:
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For cooler days, layer your dress over a fitted t-shirt or turtleneck, and complete the look with ankle boots.

Beach Ready:
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Wear it as a chic cover-up over your swimsuit, and accessorize with a wide-brimmed hat and flip-flops.

Boho Vibes:
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Add a touch of bohemian flair with a fringe bag, layered necklaces, and espadrilles.

Remember, the beauty of a tie strap dress lies in its versatility, so feel free to experiment.


I love seeing your creations! Share your finished tie strap dress with me using the hashtag #sparrowrefashion .

Watch My Video Tutorial

Need a visual guide? Watch my detailed video tutorial where I walk you through each step of creating this beautiful dress. Click here to watch now!

Step by step video

Ready Dress !

Creating your own tie strap dress is a rewarding experience that results in a garment you’ll be proud to wear. With my free pattern and helpful video guide, you’re all set to make a dress that’s uniquely yours.

Thank you for sewing along with me! Don’t forget to download your free pattern and start your sewing adventure today. Happy sewing!



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