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DIY Halter Dress – Simplicity 8382 – Learn to Sew Patterns

Happy Wednesday!

As you read this post, I’m deep in my chill.  Hahaha! This week’s post will be rather short, as I’m in vacation mode right now.  This halter dress was made using a “Learn to Sew” pattern by the Simplicity Pattern Company.  This is a great pattern for those who are just learning to sew, or want to practice your techniques.  There are only three pattern pieces, which makes it even better.  You will learn how to insert cording into a casing, apply fringe trim (optional), and apply a bias tape facing.

DIY Halter Dress - Simplicity 8382 - Learn to Sew Patterns

You can use both woven and knit fabrics for this dress.  I chose an ITY (Interlock Twist Yarn) Knit that I picked up from the Michael Levine Loft in Downtown, Los Angeles.  Other great choices would be challis, crepe de chine, and lightweight single knits.

DIY Halter Dress - Simplicity 8382 - Learn to Sew Patterns

Create the Look!

DIY Halter Dress - Simplicity 8382 - Learn to Sew Patterns

Enjoy the rest of your week and give this one a try.  It’s easy enough to sew up in one day.

Thanks for stopping by!

Remember:  When you live in your DESIGN, it is from there the God SHINES!



DIY Halter Dress - Simplicity 8382 - Learn to Sew Patterns

DIY Halter Dress - Simplicity 8382 - Learn to Sew Patterns

DIY Halter Dress - Simplicity 8382 - Learn to Sew Patterns(All Photos Courtesy of CEMO!)

Want to learn to sew?  Check out my Beginner’s Sewing Course, where I teach you the basics of sewing through very detailed, step-by-step, video tutorials.  You’ll complete six garments in the process and enjoy learning in the comfort of your own home, at your own pace.  Click the photo below to get started.

Anita Morris

Anita is the Author of STEP Into It, Overcoming Trials That Lead To Purpose. She is also an Online Sewing Instructor for beginner sewists. She is passionate about helping women to step into their purpose by walking in the calling on their lives. She hosts a popular YouTube channel where she helps women to become confident in their sewing skills.

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  1. Beth

    Hello 1st timer here. I sew almost daily but I can’t follow a pattern. I was hoping you had a video on dress 8382 but I don’t see one help. I have the pattern all cut out and I’m afraid to cut the material thank you for your help

  2. August

    I love this dress!! I kept clicking around looking for the video of you making it hahaha. I have to quit being chicken & purchase a machine . . . I’m just worried I won’t thread the sewing machine properly, or that I won’t be able to identify a needed repair. I’m still not sure which type to buy ugh.
    Enjoy your vacation & congratulations to your hubby.

    In Christ.

    1. Anita Morris

      Hey August! Listen! Stop worrying about what may happen. Check out the Babylock Sewing Machines. They thread themselves!!!

      1. August Eighth

        Thank you so very much for the suggestion.

  3. Darlene

    I love that fabric! I’m looking forward to the day when we will have “Anita By Design” patterns to purchase. Everything you sew is beautiful. I have this pattern, now seeing your creation I know I need to try it out, thanks!!!

  4. Sheila

    You did it again Anita. This is a beautiful summer dress. I love it.

  5. Tracy Griffin

    Fabric is fabulous, and I love the links you included. That looks like something I’d live in all summer!

    Also…I finished my circle skirt and wore it to Church this past Sunday. So many compliments, no one could believe I made it myself as my first ever garment! I gave the glory to God for granting me patience and a great teacher! Thank you Anita ?

    1. Anita Morris

      Thanks Tracy! Congratulations on completing your circle skirt, and first garment ever! I’m so proud right now.

  6. Susan

    Love the dress anita. Hope you will do a sew along on utube as I watch them all and made most of your sew along patterns. Love Susan Peach. England.

    1. Anita Morris

      Thanks Susan! Seriously, it’s so easy that you may not need a sew along.

  7. Linda L

    Nice. Love the fabric.

  8. Carmen

    Beautiful. Can’t wait to try it!

  9. Elizabeth

    Beautiful dress! ?

  10. LaToria

    Beautiful, comfortable dress. Great job as usual.