You will have your own Cressida Dress pattern to download and keep.
We have several options for you to choose from, if you already have the Cressida Pattern you can just download the skirt pattern pieces.
But if you prefer to download the whole dress pattern we have that as an option below too, in both A4 Tiled print at home formats and the large 36″ wide formats that we can offer in our PDF Printing Service.
The Cressida Dress is basically the same to make up as the Cressida Jumpsuit so you can follow along to most of the Cressida Jumpsuit lessons.
We have included them here to make it easier for you, no jumping back and forth, you can simply follow the course from start to finish.
So What’s Different02
Chosing the right fabric can make all the difference to your project03
These are all the other things you'll need to make your dress04
The fabric quantities for the Cressida Dress are on page 1 of the Cressida Dress PDF Instructions05
Sometimes a small pattern adjustment can make a much better fit06
Cutting out and marking up
The best ways to cut out and transfer pattern markings to your fabric07
A Little bit of Prep
Attaching interfacing and stay stitching. Instead of the fly facing you'll be using the Skirt Front Facing so make sure to add interfacing to that.08
Pinning , sewing and pressing the darts09
Making up the top
Sewing the top and creating the cuffs10
Making up and attaching the collar11
Making up the Pockets
This is where it deviates slightly from the Jumpsuit, but the processes are exactly the same. Remember to use the pocket pieces for the dress as they are a different shape to the Jumpsuit pockets12
Making up the Skirt
This is the same as the jumpsuit with sewing up the side seams, just miss out the inside leg seams13
Joining the top to the Skirt
Again this follows exactly the same process for the Jumpsuit, you're just adding a skirt instead14
Sewing and attaching the facing
Exactly the same as the jumpsuit, but using the skirt front facings instead of the fly facing15
Finishing the front opening
Top stitch in the same way as the jumpsuit but sew all the way down the skirt fronts to the hem16
Buttons and buttonholes
Marking and sewing buttonholes and sewing on the buttons. All the buttonhole positions are on the new skirt pattern pieces17
Finishing the hem
This is a quick and easy way to finish the hem of the dress18
Making up the tie belt
The tie belt just finishes off the dress18
The finished Cressida dress
It really is worth having a go at the hacked version of Cressida and turning it into a dress