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Okay so with all that out of the way, let’s get down to today’s tutorial- HOW TO MAKE AN OFF-SHOULDER BLOUSE AND A SIDE RUFFLED SKIRT.

But before we do that, there are some theories about this outfit, that I would like to propose.

And they are:

  • It looks like a dress but it is not a dress

At first when I saw this outfit, I thought it was a gown. But after several hours of staring at it and putting together my existing knowledge and expertise in dress-making, I came to realize it was no dress at all; but a simple combination of a blouse and wrapped skirt.

It made sense because there was no zipper connecting the bodice to lower part of the dress and considering the bodice was obviously made of non-stretch fabric, it would have been impossible to wear without a zipper connection.

  • The wrap skirt was made from a stretch and drapy fabric and sewn on the wearer or mannequin:

So by now, I’m sure we all know that the only possible way a skirt can be worn without a zipper is unless it is made from a stretchy fabric or with the help of elastic.

And for such a skirt to sit comfortably on the waist, even with all its elasticity, it will need elastic to serve as a band in order to hold it firmly.

And from the photo, we can see that there was no elastic at the waist of the skirt, neither was there a band. There is also the fact that the skirt was shaped to fit her body. This leads me to believe the skirt was wrapped around the wearer’s waist or on a mannequin rather than constructed.

And these are my two theories. Don’t agree? Then please feel free to share yours on the comment box below. I’ll like to read your view.

So it is on these theories, I’ll like to show you how to cut out this outfit. To learn how to sew outfits like these, please join TheQEffectz E-training program. Visit here to learn all about it


To learn how to draft a basic blouse pattern using your measurement or that of a client’s, please visit here


See how to insert a Princess seam or dart here or check out my previous tutorial on how to make a Corset/ Bustier pattern.


Learn more about necklines here.






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This tutorial does not only show you how to make a regular blouse sleeve, shirt sleeve, raglan sleeve, puff sleeve, bell sleeves, peplum sleeves and so on, it also teaches you how to cut the perfect armhole.

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And that concludes our pattern-drafting tutorial for today. Hope it was easy to understand. Feel free to leave any questions or confusion you might have on the comment box below.

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