In the Navy-A Classic Sheath Dress

Andrea has finished her classic sheath dress!  As part of the second installment of the wardrobe fit-along, Andrea shared her journey on how to obtain a beautiful fit.  Thank you for letting us follow your process!

If you are subscribed to my YouTube channel and are part of my IRL fashion sewing group, you are well aware of all the work and fun that has been had in completing this dress. I did a complete fitting tutorial and multiple instructional videos on changing the necklines, adjusting the pattern and working your way through fitting the dress.  This all began last summer (2015) with the white shirt, the sheath dress and then the denim jacket.  I wanted to thank all of you for continuing to follow along with this “one-woman” shop.

Now, for the goods-  “This lovely dress!!

The fabric (navy is on reorder-see this fabric in black or grey) was provided by Sew Much Fabric in support of my idea to bring to you this Sew-To-Fit Along.”   Of course we all need a great fitting basic sheath dress. I sure needed a new one in my wardrobe, but breaking down and making one took some work from me, and of course some prodding and direction from my great Wardrobe Consultant, Roz Gaither, the owner and operator of Sew Much Fabric.  I’m not all sappy about her y’all, I just love working with people who put customer service at the top of the list.  I’m a sucker for good customer service.

Sheath Dress Construction Details:

This dress has been detailed so exhaustively in videos on my YouTube channel, which it is hard for me to honestly talk about its construction any further.  Please just enjoy the pictures and know that any questions you could possibly have regarding this dress is already documented in the videos on my channel.  

  1. Pattern is Vogue 9025, size 14
  2. Alterations: FBA, Broad back, Waist Lengthened, Armhole made smaller, hips adjusted for larger rear end.
  3. Zipper excluded because fabric stretches so well.
  4. Lined completely
  5. Lowered and reshaped the neckline

Much appreciation to you all!!!!  Please enjoy the pictures!!


  1. SewCraftyChemist
    June 23, 2016 / 2:08 pm

    This is so perfect! <3

  2. Faye Lewis
    June 24, 2016 / 5:23 am

    Yes, yes, and double yes!

  3. Olufun Milayo
    June 24, 2016 / 1:53 pm

    Love it!

  4. Roz
    June 25, 2016 / 2:45 am

    Thanks everyone!

  5. Jane M
    July 29, 2016 / 2:02 am

    Wonderful! Great color and fabulous fit.

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