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.
Body Measurements & Fabric Requirements
You will also find links below to all the supplies you will need to make up your own Cordelia Dress.
Can I make this in a Woven Fabric?
No the Cordelia Dress is just for Stretchy Knit fabrics.
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.02
Make sure you have everything you need to hand to make up your Cordelia Dress03
Machine Options for Making Cordelia
There are different machines you can use to make up your Cordelia Dress. Have a look at an overview.04
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.05
Using an Overlocker
Using an overlocker will ensure your sewing is much more professionally finished, but it is not essential.06
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.07
What Size to Make
Use the pattern information to help you decide which size to make up.08
These are just a few alterations you can try to help to get a better fit.09
Now you have the pattern sorted, it's time to cut out the fabric.10
It is VERY important that you transfer ALL the pattern information carefully to ensure the twist works correctly.11
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.12
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.13
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.14
Cordelia has three Sleeve or sleeveless options. So you can chose which one you prefer.15
Version 1 – sleeveless
This version shows you how to neaten off the armhole for a sleeveless option.16
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.17
Version 3 – Butterfly sleeve
This version gives you a pretty flared butterfly sleeve option.18
Whatever version you choose for the sleeve you can pick up the lessons from here to finish your dress.19
Finishing the Hem
Now its time to finish and press the hem - you're nearly there!