Sew the Adelina Dress
Intermediate | 1 hour 1 min
Learn a multitude of techniques for sewing garments while making the gorgeous Adelina Dress with fashion and sewing influencer Tabitha Sewer. The Adelina is named after Tabitha's grandmother and features a high waistline, flowing skirt, button placket, and pockets. You can make the sleeves long or short to suit the season or your mood, plus you have the option of adding a stylish ruffle to the elasticated cuff. Find out Tabitha’s secret trick for gathering a skirt in a snap and how she quickly sews on buttons with a sewing machine. This class is a can’t-miss for creating your dream DIY wardrobe.
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • Approximately 3 yards medium or lightweight woven fabric such as chambray, linen, cotton sateen, cotton twill, poplin, georgette, crepe, or cotton voile – find exact yardage for your size in the class PDF
  • ¼ yard of 58” inch medium weight interfacing for apparel
  • ¼” elastic
  • 5 x .59” buttons
  • Sewing machine and coordinating thread
  • Pins
  • Iron and ironing surface
  • Open toe sewing foot
  • Button hole foot
  • Fabric shears or rotary cutter and cutting mat
  • A ball of yarn or string
  • Safety pin
  • Tailor’s ham
  • Ruler
  • Button hole spacer
  • Button hole cutter
  • Toothpick or skewer
  • Seam ripper
  • Marking tool
  • Optional: serger, pinking shears, pattern weights
Learn how to:
  • Sew a high-waisted dress with a gathered skirt, button placket, elastic cuff, and pockets
  • Sew darts for shaping
  • Make and attach an optional ruffle at the sleeve
  • Create gathers for a skirt with Tabitha's special trick
  • Add buttonholes and buttons with a sewing machine
What you'll get:
  • Easy-to-follow video lessons on how to sew a high-waisted dress with a ruffled hem
  • 6 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supply list and PDF pattern
  • Step-by-step instructions by fashion and sewing influencer Tabitha Sewer
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions and interact with other students
Class PDF
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Class Reviews
49 users recommended this class to a friend
Jenn N
I've had this class in my watchlist for ages and I'm glad I finally watched it. I really didn't have any interest in this particular pattern but I was hoping to learn at least one new thing and I did! The yarn gathering was something I'd not seen before and I hope to put it to use in other patterns. I do wish she'd shown the dress on an actual human being. Great class!
More than 3 months ago
Ana M. Sullivan
I don't think the neck edge needs notches cut out, only snips will do. And only use the tip of the scissors when cutting toward a seam, not open scissors like she demonstrates.
More than 3 months ago
Valeria Hunter
Excellent hack for the dress gathering.
More than 3 months ago