How To Sew A Stretch Dress With Straps

How To Sew A Stretch Dress With Straps

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Introducing our Mini Stretch Dress sewing pattern, specially designed for drag queens looking to stun on stage or at any event. This sleek garment features shoulder straps, with two on the right and one on the left, adding an asymmetrical flair to your look.

A great first time sewing project for drag queens. Perfect for both seasoned performers and first-time sewers, this pattern is one of the easiest to sew, making it ideal for those new to sewing. Whether you're embracing a modern drag aesthetic, captivating audiences at performances, exploring fantasy realms, or bringing characters to life at cosplay events, this versatile dress is your go-to choice.

Crafted exclusively for stretch fabrics, it ensures a comfortable and flattering fit, allowing you to move with ease and confidence as you express yourself. Elevate your drag persona with the Mini Stretch Dress sewing pattern and step into the spotlight with style and ease.

Sizing Details

This pattern is available in our unqiue drag queen sizes (XS-4X). Please review our sizing guide for more information on our size measurements.

Sizing Guide

Fabric Suggestions

Suitable for 4-way stretch fabrics only:

  • Spandex
  • Milliskin
  • Lycra
  • Stretch Vinyl
  • Stretch Knits

Notions

  • None

Fabric Yardage

This pattern requires the use of 4-way stretch fabric. Please find the yardage needed for each size below.

Size Yards (58” Width)
XS 1 yard
S 1 yard
M 1 yard
L 1 yard
XL 1.25 yards
2X 1.5 yards
3X 1.5 yards
4X 1.5 yards

For information on converting inches to meters, please check out our conversion guide.

Yardage Conversion Guide

Sewing Instructions

 

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How to sew an Bodycon Stretch Dress Sewing Pattern for Drag Queens Costume

Fabric Pieces

After cutting your fabric, you should have two symmetrical pieces. One front and one back.

How to sew an Bodycon Stretch Dress Sewing Pattern for Drag Queens Costume

Stitches

For this project, it's recommended to use a serger overlock stitch, a stretch stitch, or a zigzag stitch. Avoid using a straight stitch as it may cause the threads to snap.

Step 1 How to sew an Bodycon Stretch Dress Sewing Pattern for Drag Queens Costume

STEP 1

Stack your front and back pieces with their right sides together. Sew the side seams and match the shoulder seams using a stretch stitch, zigzag, or serger.

Step 2 How to sew an Bodycon Stretch Dress Sewing Pattern for Drag Queens Costume

STEP 2

Hem the top straps and edges all around. For a polished finish, utilize a rolled hem foot, rolling 0.25” twice. Alternatively, fold the seam allowance once and secure with a zigzag stitch.

Step 3 How to sew an Bodycon Stretch Dress Sewing Pattern for Drag Queens Costume

STEP 3

Complete the bottom of the skirt by hemming it with a zigzag stitch.

Paper Pattern Assembly

For information on how to assemble your downloaded pdf pattern, please check out our printing guide.

Pattern Assembly Guide

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