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Open-Back Dress with a Bodysuit Base

Patterns Included


  • Detailed analysis of the open-back dress styles.
  • Recommendations and rules of choosing a right type of open-back garment.
  • Choosing the right base: corset, bodice or bodysuit. 
  • Choosing the right depth of the cut on the back.
  • Creating a garment with a bodysuit base.
  • Choosing the right shape of the straps.
  • Creating a garments with ready made foam cup.
  • Cutting and sewing of original removable light skirt.
  • For making this dress were used thin lace material and elastic transparent net.
  • Connecting bodysuit and the dress into one whole garment.

Skills you gain:

  • How to connect any ready made cup to the dress.
  • How to draft a pattern for the cover of the ready made foam cup.
  • How to make a cover for a foam cup.
  • Modeling of the separately cut cup.
  • Modeling of the open backs.
  • Modeling of the straps with complex forms.
  • How to alter  the pattern with separately cut cups for different body types.

Where to use:

  • The main agenda of this course is to deliver the technique of sewing open-back dresses with bodysuit base. This knowledge can be used in different combinations and gives you a wide range of opportunities for creating cocktail, evening, prom and wedding gowns.


Class Curriculum

  • 1


    • Tutorial 1. Getting Acquainted with the Model

    • Tutorial 2. Pattern Calculation

    • Tutorial 3. Working on the Dress Pattern

    • Tutorial 4. Finishing the Dress Pattern. Working on the Bodysuit Pattern

    • Tutorial 5. Working on the Strap Pattern

    • Tutorial 6. Cutting the Dress and the Bodysuit

    • Tutorial 7. Cutting a Lace Overlay and a Mock-up for the Dress

    • Tutorial 8. Working with the Mock-Up of the Dress

    • Tutorial 9. Making a Pattern of a Fabric Cover for the Cups

    • Tutorial 10. Preparing the Fabric Cup Cover

    • Tutorial 11. Encasing the Cups in Fabric. Sewing the Cups into the Dress

    • Tutorial 12. Assembling the Second Cup

    • Tutorial 13. Working on the Backs of the Dress and the Bodysuit

    • Tutorial 14. Joining the Backs of the Dress and the Bodysuit

    • Tutorial 15. Finishing the Leg Openings of the Bodysuit

    • Tutorial 16. Finishing the Top Edge of the Back

    • Tutorial 17. Finishing the Short-Sleeve Lace Bolero Piece

    • Tutorial 18. Finishing the Tunnel for the Semi-Circle Cup Underwire

    • Tutorial 19. Cutting the Skirt

    • Tutorial 20. Assembling the Skirt

    • Tutorial 21. Working on the Waist of the Skirt

    • Tutorial 22. Applying the Final Touches to the Dress

    • Types of Open-Back Dresses

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