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Party like it's 1920 with this Great Gatsby Flapper Dress Tutorial. Regardless of your skill level, follow this easy, step by step guide to sew your own Great Gatsby Flapper Dress, or be inspired to sew something similar. Using a few basic supplies, this Great Gatsby Flapper Dress Tutorial is fun to make and only requires 2 yards of Solid Champagne & Gold Jacquard fabric and 1 yard of Champagne Poly China Silk Lining fabric. This Great Gatsby Flapper Dress is luxurious, elegant, and great to wear to parties or events.

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Great Gatsby Flapper Dress Tutorial


STEPS: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17

STEP 1 Analyze The Pattern

Follow the pattern measurement guide to plan your sewing project.

STEP 2 Cutting The Pattern

Cut out the pattern pieces, following the pattern guidelines.

STEP 3 Finish the Edges

Use a serger machine or the zig-zag function on your sewing machine (use a 3.5” stitch length and 2.5” stitch width) to finish all the fabric edges

STEP 4 Stitch Upper Edge

Using a 3” stitch length, stay stitch the upper edge of piece #1.

STEP 5 Stitch Piece #1 to #2

Pin & stitch the side back (piece #2) to the back section (Piece #1) using a 3” stitch length.

STEP 6 Repeat Step #5

Repeat step #5 with piece #3, by using a 3” stitch length.

STEP 7 Stitch Piece #2 to #3

Stitch piece #3 to the side front and side back (Piece #2) using a 3” stitch length.

STEP 8 Cut Sequin Trim

Using piece #4, Cut two pieces of 2" sequin trim.

STEP 9 Baste The Starps

Baste the sequin shoulder straps to the top edge of the dress.

STEP 10 Finish Edges Of #5 & #6

Using a serger or a Zig-zag stitch, finish the edges of pieces #5 & #6.

STEP 11 Pin And Stitch #5 & #6

Pin and stitch the edges of pieces #5 & #6 using a 3” stitch length.

STEP 12 Finish Bottom Of #5 & #6

Finish the bottom edge of the joined pieces (#5 & #6) with a zig-zag stitch or with a serger machine.

STEP 13 Enclose Shoulder Strap

Pin and stitch the joined pieces (#5 & #6) to the right side of the dress with matching notches using a 3” stitch length. This step will enclose the shoulder strap.

STEP 14 Understitch The Facing

Turn the facing towards the inside. Now understitch the facing using a 3.5” stitch length.

STEP 15 Pin And Stitch Flounce

Pin and double stitch flounce to the front opening edges of the skirt. Use a 3” stitch length, making sure to match the sewing markings. Next, trim the fabric close to the seams.

STEP 16 Hemming

Hem the bottom edge of the dress by using a 3” stitch length.

STEP 17 Stitch The Fringe & Sequin Trim

Pin and stitch the fringe and sequin trim to the top front and bottom hem of the dress. Use a 3” stitch length.

STEP 18 Purse Preparation

For the purse, prepare two purse sections by pinning the fringe to the side edges.

STEP 19 Stitch Side

Pin and stitch the other two purse pieces (piece #7) on top of the fringed pieces with their right sides together. Using a 3” stitch length, stitch one side of the purse.

STEP 20 Pin Raw Edges

Turn the purse right side out and pin the raw edges together.

STEP 21 Stitch Raw Edges

Using a 3” stitch length, stitch the raw edges of the purse together.

STEP 22 Fold Lining

Fold the lining of piece #9 edge to edge.

STEP 23 Stitch Lining Edges

Using a 3” stitch length, stitch the side edges of the purse lining together.

STEP 24 Stitch bottom Lining and Side Edges

Fold over the bottom edge of the purse lining and the side edges, then stitch them with a 3” stitch length.

STEP 25 Purse Facing

For the purse facing (piece # 8), pin the right sides together and stitch them with a 3” stitch length.

STEP 26 Pin Piece #8 and #7

Pin the facing (piece # 8) to the purse ( piece 7), ensuring their right sides are together.

STEP 27 Sew Facing To Purse

Stitch the dress by using a 3” stitch length to sew the facing to the purse.

STEP 28 Understitch Facing

Press the facing to the top edge of the purse, and understitch it by using a 3” stitch length.

STEP 29 Pin Purse Lining To Facing Seam

Pin the purse lining (piece #9) to the facing seam of the purse and stitch them together by using a 3” stitch length.

STEP 30 Slipstitch Facing and Lining

Turn the purse right side out and fold over the facing, inside of the purse. Slip-stitch the facing and lining together.

STEP 31 Punching Holes

Using an awl, punch 10 holes inside the upper edge of the purse. Using a grommet puncher, install 10 washers and grommets.

STEP 32 Purse Straps

Insert the ribbon and tie a knot at the end of the ribbon to form two purse straps.

STEP 33 Complete

Enjoy your completed dress.

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