This tie shoulder jumper sewing pattern is easy enough to make in an afternoon, and is such a fun layering piece for fall!
Learn how to make this adorable tie shoulder jumper dress!
This project is perfect for beginners!
Materials you’ll need for this project
- 2 yards ponte knit fabric (I used THIS ONE from Jo-Ann’s)
- Matching thread
First you’ll need to create your pattern pieces.
First, create your pattern pieces. Use a tank dress or tank to create your pattern. Use this video to learn how to create your own pattern if you don’t know how!
When creating your pattern pieces, add 6-8 (mine were 8″ past the shoulder seam) inches of extra strap above the shoulders for the straps. I made them a sort of bunny ear shape, but you can make them squared off, or angled — whatever you’d like!
Step 1. Take your DRESS FRONT and LINING FRONT and match them up with right sides of the fabric together. Pin in place, and then sew around the edge of the LINING, attaching it to the DRESS FRONT. Use a straight stitch.
Repeat for the DRESS BACK and LINING BACK.
Step 2. Trim your seam allowances (if needed), and turn your dress FRONT and BACK right side out. Press the ties and neckline flat.
Step 3. With right sides together, pin your DRESS FRONT and DRESS BACK together. Since you’ve attached the lining, the order of the fabric will be lining-dress-dress-lining. Sew up the sides of the dress with a straight stitch.
Turn the dress right side out and press your side seams flat.
Step 4. Hem the dress to your desired length. I used a blind stitch hem (available on most sewing machines), but you can do a wide straight stitch if you’d like. (The blind hem stitch is much less visible on a solid, light colored fabric and looks more professional).
Press your hem flat, and you’re done!