Tuesday, October 16, 2012

V-Neck MOD Dress Tutorial

Ever since making my last MOD dress, I've been wanting to make one with a V-Neck. Below is the inspiration dress that I found via Pinterest:

Mod shift dress

I used the same pattern from my last MOD dress but cut a V on the front piece. Last time I used Linen and lined it so that the dress was very thick. This time I just used cotton and didn't line it so it was much thinner. The fabric I used is from my sponsor Raspberry Creek Fabrics and can be found here.

The thin fabric around the V caused the sides of the V to fold down. I fixed this issue by ironing on fusing paper to each side of the V. This made it more sturdy and allowed it to stay upright. I really like how it turned out and it was very easy to make...I love things that are symmetrical!

 Here's a close up of the fabric, gorgeous don't you think!

 Here are the pieces all cut out. I was originally going to do something extra to the ends of the sleeves with the two rectangular pieces but this idea got nixed. I sewed two arm pieces to each bodice piece and then sewed those two pieces together. Very easy. 


  1. What a great dress! And it looks to easy, I'll have to try it. Pinning! :)

  2. Just visiting as a fellow guest from Danielle's Sunday Blog Hop! A little late, but better that than never. Enjoyed this post, and think you're very brave to dress make without a pattern - other than copying another dress! Am hopeless with my Toys without a proper pattern: once I've got one of them, then creativity kicks in!

    Will be following, to see what you get up to next, and meanwhile would like to invite you over to my blog at www.ColdhamCuddliescalling.blogspot.com. Think you would both enjoy the visit, and we'd all love to see you there! If you'd care to Follow us too, and comment, that would be terrific!

    All the best. Isobel