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Wedding Dress with Open Shoulders and Folded Skirt

The patterns and the software included

The sewing technique of one of the most popular and demanded wedding dresses is reviewed in this course. The dress is so popular among the brides because it has all modern trends.

This course contains numerous couture techniques.   

What can you expect from this course?

  • Absolutely new approach to dress-making.
  • A corset with soft sew-in wired cup. 
  • A particular attention is given to tight fit in the neckline.
  • Back pattern drafting with strap corners. 
  • A single zipper (skirt-corset) with a secure band “hooks-loops”.
  • Full calculation of a petticoat and an underskirt with ruffles and a train using the automatic tables. 
  • Bodice drafting with fitted sleeves.
  • Pattern alteration for the dress bodice with sew-in sides made of elastic mesh.
  • Decoration with rhinestones and embroidery.
  • Pattern calculation of a folded skirt with a long train. 
  • Peculiarities of skirt cutting for a full skirt with a train from various fabrics less than 160 cm wide.  
  • The bodice and skirt joining. 

As well as many other important and necessary techniques. 


All processes of the dress making from a sketch to a finished garment are described and illustrated in details in the course.


The aim of this course is to teach you the dress-making techniques of such dresses. All these techniques can be used in different variations, which enables to sew wedding and evening dresses of various styles.

This course will be useful both to beginners and to experienced professionals in making wedding and evening dresses. It is suitable for the professional training of the salon staff.   

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Dress base

    • Tutorial 1. Peculiarities of “Distance between bust points” measurement.

    • Tutorial 2. Pattern alteration.

    • Tutorial 3. Corset back drafting.

    • Tutorial 4. Preparation for cutting. Corset cutting.

    • Tutorial 5. Preparation of cups for strengthening.

    • Tutorial 6. Cup strengthening.

    • Tutorial 7. Cup sewing and pressing.

    • Tutorial 8. Sewing of corset front lining with cups.

    • Tutorial 9. Continuation of work with corset front lining.

    • Tutorial 10. Sewing of upper layer of corset front.

    • Tutorial 11. Sewing lining of corset back.

    • Tutorial 12. Clarification of corset upper layer along lining.

    • Tutorial 13. Sewing a zipper to corset.

    • Tutorial 14. Corset bottom finishing.

    • Tutorial 15. Corset upper layer and lining joining.

    • Tutorial 16. Zipper securing.

    • Tutorial 17. Hoop petticoat cutting.

    • Tutorial 18. Petticoat sewing.

    • Tutorial 19. Front of underskirt. Gores #2 and #3.

    • Tutorial 20. Front underskirt gore # 1, back gores and ruffle marking.

    • Tutorial 21. Gore cutting. Fabric consumption for underskirt.

    • Tutorial 22. Ruffles for underskirt.

    • Tutorial 23. Underskirt and corset lining joining.

    • Tutorial 24. Upper tulle layers of underskirt.

    • Tutorial 25. Bodice back pattern drafting.

    • Tutorial 26. Bodice front pattern drafting.

    • Tutorial 27. Sleeve cap pattern drafting.

  • 2

    Wedding dress with open shoulders and folded skirt

    • Tutorial 28. Front pattern drafting

    • Tutorial 29. Alteration of the back pattern

    • Tutorial 30. Pattern preparation for rhinestone decoration

    • Tutorial 31. Mesh stretchability and pattern arrangement in the frame

    • Tutorial 32. Materials and tools for rhinestone decoration

    • Tutorial 33. Rhinestone decoration on the mesh

    • Tutorial 34. Important! The cellophane liner removal

    • Tutorial 35. Embroidery with voluminous elements

    • Tutorial 36. The bodice cutting

    • Tutorial 37. Attaching the mesh pieces to the bodice sides

    • Tutorial 38. Finishing the bodice side pieces with the lining

    • Tutorial 39. The start of work on the folded skirt

    • Tutorial 40. Calculation of the front gores of the folded skirt

    • Tutorial 41. Calculation for the skirt back

    • Tutorial 42. Drafting the front gore. Gore #1

    • Tutorial 43. The remaining front gores drafting

    • Tutorial 44. Pattern alteration, fabric layout

    • Tutorial 45. The skirt cutting: gores, train and pockets

    • Tutorial 46. Sewing the pockets and front gores

    • Tutorial 47. Preparation of the skirt belt

    • Tutorial 48. Making folds on the skirt

    • Tutorial 49. Joining the dress bodice and the skirt

    • Tutorial 50. Finish the bottom and admire the final result

  • 3

    SOFTWARE

    • Automatic Calculations For A Fitted Bodice Base Drafting

    • Automatic Corset Pattern Alteration

    • Automatic Folded Skirt Calculation

  • 4

    PATTERNS

    • Patterns for download