How To Make A Spaghetti Strap Dress With Free Pattern

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ant a dress that is perfect for a casual lifestyle? Today on Happiest Camper, we show you how to make a spaghetti strap dress with free pattern! This dress will keep you comfy and cute. The dress fits close to the chest and a bit looser at the waist and hip, giving it a flattering shape. This is one of our easier dresses to sew so you could do this in well under an hour depending on your skill level. The included free pattern makes quick work of cutting out the shape of the dress in the fabric so you get that close-fitting style at the top and flared out at the bottom. When my sewing friend, Debbie, showed me this pattern, I knew I would want to sew this up so it would be ready for warmer weather. I love wearing dresses in the summer and this will be a staple in my rotation. We don’t have any other thin line dresses on our site and I really like the look of this one. Pick out some cute fabric you love and sew a few of these in an afternoon. 

You’ll only need a few basic supplies, which you will find below. For the binding and the straps, I used a fabric that had a least a 50 %  lycra content and good recovery. This will make the staps comfortable and soft. Gather up your supplies and let’s get started!

How To Make A Spaghetti Strap Dress With Free Pattern

What You’ll Need:

Size Chart:

Imperial (inches)SmallMediumLarge
Chest343638
Waist283032
Hip384042

This spaghetti strap dress pattern is drafted for a height of 5’ 4”- 5” 5” so you may need to length or shorten the pattern if required.  If you need to do that, check out our post Pattern Grading – How to Scale a Pattern Up and Down!

Printing Instructions

This spaghetti strap dress pattern has layers, so that you can choose to print only the size you need. To achieve this Adobe Reader must be installed on your machine or device. Adobe Reader allows you to click on the layers icon which will show you each size with an eyeball beside it. Click on the eyeball beside the size you do not want to print.

Before printing check that your printer is set to No scaling or Actual size. Set the Page orientation to Auto or Portrait. And then print page 1. Measure the 2” test square to see if it measures exactly 2”.   If it does, print the remaining pages.

Trimming Pages

Cut off the right and top margins of each printed page before assembling the pattern. You can use tape or school glue to adhere your paper pattern together. 

Pattern Assembly

After the pages have been printed and trimmed as instructed above, use the quarter circles located at the corner of each page for perfect alignment.  When done your pattern should look like this: 

Pattern Pieces Checklist

Once you have printed and assembled your pattern you will cut:

  • Front  – Cut one on fold
  • Back – Cut one on fold 
  • Straps

To sew this garment, a stretch stitch should be used during construction along with a ballpoint needle. Seam allowance is a 1/4” throughout the pattern unless otherwise stated. 

How To Make A Spaghetti Strap Dress With Free Pattern

The first step in this how to make a spaghetti strap dress tutorial is to wash, dry, and iron your fabric. Once you have done that, use the included free pattern to cut out your fabric pieces.

Pin the front and back dress right sides together at the side seams and sew to start your spaghetti strap dress.

Pin the right side of the front dress binding to the wrong sides of the front dress and sew. 

Flip the binding towards the right side of the dress.  Fold the raw edge towards the seam. Fold the binding again to conceal the raw edges.

Sew the binding to the dress. 

Next on this how to make a spaghetti strap dress with free pattern sewing project, take the two arm bindings and with right sides together, sew them together at one of the short ends. You should now have a very long piece of fabric. 

Measure 15” from the two ends of the binding and mark. This 15” is just a guide to ensure you have enough left over for the straps. We are almost there in making this cute spaghetti strap dress.

Locate the seam in the arm binding and pin it so that the right side of the armhole binding is to the wrong side of the back dress at the center mark. 

Keep pinning all the way around the armhole. If after pinning you do not arrive at the 15” mark, then you will have to trim away the difference from the end of the strap. Sew the binding in place. 

The next step in this how to make a spaghetti strap dress with free pattern sewing tutorial is to fold the raw edge towards the seam. Fold the binding again to conceal the raw edges. You will continue to fold the loose ends of the binding on itself (like bias binding) to form the straps. 

Sew the straps from one end to the next. 

Turn the dress wrong sides out. Fold Straps to the back of the dress ensuring they are not twisted.  Pin the strap in a place where desired.  You may pin them diagonally or straight. You may use a well-fitting tank or bra to assist with the strap placement. 

The strap may be too long so trim it where needed. Pin the strap in place and sew. 

The last step on this how to make a spaghetti strap dress sewing tutorial is to hem the dress. To do this, double fold the hem by 1/2” and sew.

And that’s it! Now you know how to make a spaghetti strap dress with a free pattern! This is a fun and flirty dress you can make in less than an hour. Perfect for those warm summer days. Pick out some lightweight fabric you love and sew a few of these for your DIY wardrobe.

Simple Spaghetti Strap Dress

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How To Make A Spaghetti Strap Dress With Free Pattern

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Sew this fun and flirty spaghetti strap dress. This is a quick dress to make and perfect for warm summer days.

Active Time 45 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Difficulty Moderate
Estimated Cost $11.00

Instructions

  1. Use pattern to cut out fabric pieces.
  2. Pin the front and back dress right sides together at the side seams and sew.
  3. Pin the right side of the front  dress  binding to the wrong sides of the front dress and sew. 
  4. Flip the binding towards the right side of the dress. 
  5. Fold the raw edge towards the seam.
  6. Fold the binding again to conceal the raw edges.
  7. Sew the binding to the dress.
  8. Take the two arm bindings and with right sides together, sew them together at one of the  short ends. You should now have a very long piece of fabric. 
  9. Measure 15” from the two ends of the binding and mark. This 15” is just a guide to ensure you have enough left over for the straps. 
  10. Locate the seam in the arm binding and pin it so that the  right side of the armhole  binding is  to the wrong sides of the back dress at the centre mark. 
  11. Keep pinning all the way around the armhole. If after pinning you do not arrive at the 15” mark, then you will have to trim away the difference from the end of the strap. 
  12. Sew the binding in place. 
  13. Fold the raw edge towards the seam.
  14. Fold the binding again to conceal the raw edges.You will continue to fold the loose ends of the binding on itself (like bias binding) to form the straps. 
  15. Sew the straps from one end to the next. 
  16. Turn the dress wrong sides out. Fold Straps to the back of the dress ensuring they are not twisted. Pin the strap in place where desired.  You may pin them diagonally or straight. You may use a well fitting tank or bra to assist with the strap placement. 
  17. The strap may be too long so trim it where needed. Pin the strap in place and sew. 
  18. To hem the dress double hem by 1/2” and sew

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