Sew Along - Felix Dress
Sew along with us as we walk you through making the Felix Dress! In this sew-along you’ll learn basic pattern alterations for your Felix, tips for selecting fabric, how to assemble our unique lined bodice, setting sleeves, bias faced armholes, and more!
Need Inspiration?Browse our Felix Pinterest Gallery before you start!
Felix Sew-Along Posts
1. Introducing the Felix Dress
Learn all about why we designed this floaty dress as well as about the various design features that make it what it is!
2. Felix Inspiration
Looking for RTW inspiration for your Felix Dress? We’ve rounded up a few to get your creative ideas flowing!
3. Gathering Supplies
Not sure what tools you need to make your own Felix Dress? We’ve got everything listed here to make your life easy!
4. Fabric Ideas
The Felix Dress requires a fabric with drape, learn what that means and which fabrics work best in our fabric ideas post.
5. Choosing a Size
We walk you through taking proper measurements, using them to select the correct size, and what to do if you’re not a straight size (most of us aren’t).
6. Making a Muslin & Basic Adjustments
In this post we show you how to make a muslin of your Felix bodice as well as a few basic pattern adjustments to help you nail your fit.
7. Advanced Pattern Adjustments
In this post we build on the basic Felix pattern adjustments from our previous post and show you how to easily raise the V-neckline and do a small or full bust adjustment.
8. Cutting and Fusing
There’s a bit more pre-work than normal with the Felix Dress, but with our diagrams and photos in this post you won’t miss a step!
9. Neckband and Bodice Assembly
In this post we tackle the first steps in sewing up your Felix Dress, assembling the neckline and bodice.
10. Attaching the Neckband
This is the most involved part of the entire construction, but with this post you’ll sail through attaching your Felix neckband!
12. Attaching the Skirts
This is another tricky step, but nothing you can’t handle! We walk you through attaching the bodice and skirts step-by-step.
13. Side Seams
After the last few steps you deserve a break! Sew up your side seams, then sit back and relax as your Felix begins to really take shape.
Follow these instructions if you’re putting sleeves on your Felix. All instructions are the same whether you’re using the flutter or 3/4 sleeves.
If you’ve followed our flat bias facing tutorials before this step will be familiar to you. Remember you’re using a different seam allowance here!