Every so often, fashion offers up a piece that doesn’t just clothe but captivates as well. Certain pieces capture the imagination more than others with their elegance, their unique features, and the stories they tell often transcending the era that they emerge from. The Dyanna Dress shares its tale of ageless beauty and elegance, dressed in green polyester satin creating a symphony of godets, gatherings, and ruffles. With a flair reminiscent of the 60’s and 70’s, bell sleeves infuse any garment with a retro charm, swaying away with grace and adding a touch of poetic beauty to the dress. Bathed in a subtle shine, this fabric really exudes with elegance and embraces any kind of body type, draping effortlessly over the body with a lustrous finish that can make anyone feel like royalty. The shade of green, symbolizing growth, freshness, and harmony embodies the spirit of nature making it the perfect hue for any season.
The mesmerizing details of this dress speak at different volumes, intertwining tales of classic charm with modern mastery. It’s pieces like these that leave an indelible mark in the fashion world, inviting us to acknowledge different design aspects and appreciate style in all its splendid forms. As the curtains close on summer and open up to fall, we’re reminded that fashion is much more than stitches and fabrics, it’s a unique language that continues to evolve season by season. In the grand theater of style, it’s creations like these that earn a standing ovation, encouraging us to wear our stories and not just our clothes. May your fashion choices continue to be an extension of your narrative, always embracing and expressing who you are!
All seam allowances are 1/2″ unless otherwise stated. See chart below for sizing specifications. Note, this specific pattern is available up to a size 32.
How to sew the Dyanna Dress:
*Start by sewing the godets on before putting together the garment
1. Use small pieces of interfacing at the top of the godet slits for support.
2. Sew the 2 back pieces at center back.
3. Sew the 3 godets at the back.
4. Use tailor’s chalk to mark your seam allowance on the godets.
5. Thread a needle to hand baste at the top point of the godet.
6. Sew along the side with the basting stitch, then sew the other side so the stitching meets at the top point.
7. Sew the 3 godets at the front bottom. You can finish the edges of the godets by using an overlock machine or pinking shears.
*For another detailed view on sewing godets, check out the steps on The Snapdragon skirt.
8. Sew the front and back together at the shoulder seams.
9. Sew the 2 front neckline facings to both sides of the back neckline facing.
10. Attach and sew the entire neckline facing along the neckline of the dress, then press inward.
11. Gather the bottom of the front top pieces, then sew the 2 front tops to the front bottom.
12. Sew the front and the back together at the side seams and sew the 2 side godets.
13. Sew and close both sleeves at the underarm seam.
14. Use a basting stitch to gather the top of the sleeve and move the gatherings towards the top by the shoulder seam.
15. Set in the sleeve to the armscye and sew onto the dress.
16. Gather the sleeve ruffles and sew onto the end of the sleeves.
17. Sew the final hem by folding the bottom edge twice 1/4″, then you are finished with completing The Dyanna Dress!