Cordelia Dress

Cordelia is an incredibly flattering shape for all sizes. The jersey knit fabric makes it very quick to make up and fit as well.

As part of the Cordelia Dress Course you will have your own PDF Pattern.

You can choose to print this off at home in A4 format and stick all the sheets together. You can download the A0 size PDF and send it to a copy shop. Or you can opt for the large format version and order your copy of the pattern from our PDF Pattern Printing Service.

All versions are included in the files below.  Right click on the links to open them in a new tab, and save and print your pattern.

Cordelia A4 tiled PDF

Cordelia Dress A0 PDF pattern

Large Format PDF Printing Service

SMS-Cordelia-PDF-Instructions

Body Measurements & Fabric Requirements

You will also find links below to all the supplies you will need to make up your own Cordelia Dress.

FAQs

Can I make this in a Woven Fabric?

No the Cordelia Dress is just for Stretchy Knit fabrics.

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Fabric Choices

Choosing the right fabrics for you Cordelia Dress will make the whole process much much easy to make and you'll get a better fit too.

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Notions

Make sure you have everything you need to hand to make up your Cordelia Dress

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Machine Options for Making Cordelia

There are different machines you can use to make up your Cordelia Dress. Have a look at an overview.

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Using a Sewing Machine

It is possible to make the entire Cordelia Dress with just a sewing machine, even though its made with Jersey Knit fabric.

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Using an Overlocker

Using an overlocker will ensure your sewing is much more professionally finished, but it is not essential.

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Using a Cover Stitch Machine

This will give your sewing a Super Professional finish. But you could use a normal twin needle if you prefer.

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What Size to Make

Use the pattern information to help you decide which size to make up.

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Pattern Alterations

These are just a few alterations you can try to help to get a better fit.

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Cutting Out

Now you have the pattern sorted, it's time to cut out the fabric.

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Marking up

It is VERY important that you transfer ALL the pattern information carefully to ensure the twist works correctly.

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Making up the dress Back.

Sewing the back of the dress together first, makes it much easier to sew the rest of the dress together.

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Making up the Dress Front

This lesson is all about making the Twist work. So you can pause and rewind as many times as you need too.

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shoulders & facing

Putting the shoulders together now gives you option of finishing off the facing at the same time. This is different to the PDF instructions so you can follow that method if you prefer.

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Sleeve options

Cordelia has three Sleeve or sleeveless options. So you can chose which one you prefer.

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Version 1 – sleeveless

This version shows you how to neaten off the armhole for a sleeveless option.

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Version 2 – Straight 3/4 Length sleeve

This Version give you a straight 3/4 length sleeve option. But it is very easy to extend the sleeve to make it full length.

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Version 3 – Butterfly sleeve

This version gives you a pretty flared butterfly sleeve option.

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Side Seams

Whatever version you choose for the sleeve you can pick up the lessons from here to finish your dress.

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Finishing the Hem

Now its time to finish and press the hem - you're nearly there!

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