Knitted dress pattern

Dresses and suits made of knitted fabric have become a real lifesaver for modern women. They require minimal care, look great and sit.

But all these advantages of a knitwear outfit get only if it is correctly tailored.

Reference! The word knitwear literally translates as “knitting”. This type of fabric involves a knitted fabric of threads of different thicknesses.

Features of knitted dresses

The characteristics of clothes are related to the features of the canvases from which it is sewn:

  • Knitted fabrics are stretchable.
  • These fabrics are hygroscopic, often breathable.
  • Most tissues are not able to hold a constant shape.
  • At the same time, the knitwear fits any shape, transfers the most difficult cut.
  • Before sewing, such canvases must be processed - washed, ironed.
  • These tissues form spools that must be removed.
  • Tight-fitting knitwear is able to emphasize all the flaws of the figure.

Classification of knitted fabrics

Several classifications are possible depending on the composition:

  • Cotton . The basis is cotton threads. Interlock, footer, pique, capiton, waffle, trouville.
  • Woolen . Consist of the wool of various animals.
  • Mixed. Contain various types of threads, fibers. Ribana, velor, jersey, academician.
  • Synthetic . The composition contains synthetic fibers, including lavsan, cellulose, polyester, polyester, as well as fleece, oil and modal.

In addition, tissues are well-, medium- and poorly stretchable. The construction of the pattern, as well as the fit of clothes according to the figure, depends on this indicator.

Building patterns

To sew a knitted dress with your own hands, you must first make measurements for women or girls:

  • Chest circumference. Horizontally protruding points of the chest.
  • Waist circumference. On a waist horizontally.
  • Hip girth. On the protruding points of the hips and buttocks.
  • Shoulder girth. Around the shoulder, near the armpit.
  • Neck circumference. Around the neck going into the jugular cavity.
  • The length of the sleeve. On the lowered, slightly bent arm to the intended end of the sleeve.
  • Dress length. On the back from the base of the neck to the estimated length of the product.
  • Shoulder length. From the base of the neck to the point of articulation of the shoulder with the arm.
  • Hem Width The estimated width of the dress along the hem. It is measured strictly horizontally.
  • The width of the back. Measured horizontally over the widest part of the back near the armpits.

The pattern is given in size 48.

Advice! Based on measurements, it is possible to make a more complex cut according to the principle of this simplest pattern.

  • In the back seam you can make a slot.
  • Model a shawl or turn-down collar.

Cut Details:

  • Shelf - 1 part with a fold.
  • Back - 2 parts, or a part with a bend. Choose for yourself.
  • Sleeve - 2 parts.

The sleeve for this pattern can be short and long. The modeling capabilities are quite wide.

Advice! It is appropriate to cut the patterns of parts into several parts, making inserts from another material, for example, elastic lace.


  • We place the details of the pattern on the fabric, cover it, do not forget the allowances.
  • Cut out.

Features of tailoring

Would need:

  • Knitted fabric.
  • Non-woven.
  • Shoulder pads are optional if you need them.
  • Ready slanting inlay or cut from the main fabric of the dress.
  • Threads in tone.
  • Tailor's chalk, scissors.
  • Sewing machine. It is desirable with a double needle and a special foot for knitwear.

Advice! Cut out the details you need to grind a narrow zigzag stitch.

Working process:

Important! The bottom of the sleeves and the hem of the dress are stitched with a double needle of the sewing machine. Such a needle requires two spools of thread. On the front side of the parts there will be a double stitch, and on the wrong side - an elastic zigzag.

Work sequence

Let's analyze the stages of work:

  • Parts of the parts that we do not want to be stretched are duplicated with non-woven fabric.
  • We sew the middle seam of the back.
  • We sew shoulder seams.
  • We sew side seams.
  • We sew the seams of the sleeves. We process their lower part.
  • We put the sleeves in the armholes, pin them off with pins.
  • Stitching the sleeves in the armholes.
  • We process the neck with a slanting inlay.
  • We carry out a hem of the bottom of the dress.
  • Try on.

If you are not sure about the size, then add a couple of centimeters in all respects, a free fit to knitwear will only benefit.

Dresses are universal clothing for women at all times. Without them, the wardrobe will not be complete. There are never too many dresses!