DIY Frill Wrap Linen Dress

Hi everybody! I’m back with another linen dress! I’ve been quite obsessed with this fabric lately. This time I’ve made a midi dress with lots of ruffles! I wanted to create a delicate and feminine look and I’m quite happy with how this whole dress turned out. I had a great time photographing it on the streets of London.

To make a pattern for this dress I used calico fabric. I love working with calico as I can see the result and how the fabric drapes and behaves rather than make a pattern and toile just to realise something is wrong. How do you make your pattern? Tracing? Drawing from scratch or draping on the mannequin?

I wanted the top to be perfectly fitted, so I cut a piece for the top from calico and pin it as fitted as possible ( considering I was doing it on myself 😉 ) While I still had a top on, I marked CF & CB. Then I placed the top on the pattern cutting paper and traced it on. I’ve made this top in four equal panels to ensure I’ll get the right fit.

After I had a perfect fitting top I’ve added a skirt with lots of ruffle details. Originally I was planning to add also frill at the hem but making this was so time-consuming that I decided I’ll stick to what I have. I also think adding more frill could be a little bit too much. Let me know what do you think?

To make this dress I’ve used linen fabric from Minerva Craft ( link here ) . I had a such a good reaction from you on my previous linen dress ( link here ) that I decided to make another one and let me tell you something I feel like it won’t be the last! 

That’s everything guys for today! Let me know how did you like this dress? I wish you a lovely rest of the week and I shall get on with my next project! So excited to be back at sewing and I can’t wait to show you what I’m making next! Until next time!


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