How to Add a Fabric Panel to a Dress

We are always sincere about clothes, and, naturally, we would want to conform to the recent fashion to keep ourselves updated. Sometimes, the dress becomes small or short, or the current trend does not go well with the dress. In such cases, we seek to change the design of the dress. Adding a fabric panel can indeed be the best way to enhance your dress’s beauty and viability.

This will reduce the extra cost of buying a new dress, and the labor required for this process is also relatively less. And the materials needed for this process can be easily obtained. For our readers’ betterment today, we will discuss an easy technique that will allow you to learn the method efficiently.


The process included in this discussion is straightforward. Before starting the process, you have to gather some materials. The first thing you need is the fabric panel, and you have to remember that the additional panel should match the cloth’s design. It is better to add the same color panel, it will make the dress look beautiful, and if you can sew the part properly, it will not be visible to people.

You will also need a pair of scissors, some yarns, and an ordinary needle used for sewing. You can also use a sewing machine, and this will be much helpful to work quickly. After you have accumulated the materials, you can start working. You have to take the dress, and then you have to decide which part will be redesigned.

You have to take clothing chalk and measure the cloth. Then you have to measure the amount that you want to add to your dress. The measurement of the panel is essential because it must have to merge properly to the dress. After this, you have to take the panel and then align it with the dress and cut it with scissors.

The edge of the panel should be sewn to the dress. Before that, you have to take out the stitches from the main dress. You can use a regular needle for this process, and it will allow you to merge the panel properly. Now you have to the dress and place it over the panel. It is better to put the dress on the panel, and it will cover the edge of the panel, and merging the fabrics will be relatively easy.

Now you have to use a sewing machine to connect them. It is better to detach the dress sidewise, and it will make the process more comfortable because you will get a clear path for sewing the panel, and then you can sew up the side of the dress. Lastly, you can use the scissor and cut the excess outgrowth of yarns.

Final Thoughts

Lastly, we hope that the process we have mentioned here will help you add panels to your dress correctly. You have to be very sincere while performing the task because using scissors and needles can be risky. We always suggest that you take necessary precautions in such cases. Thank you for your time, have a nice day.

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