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Dress with front pleats in Liberty print

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  • How to sew a pleated dress. Dress With Front Pleats - Step 1
    Step 1

    Neaten pocket edges, double fold top edge then topstitch.

  • Step 2

    Fold in edges as shown and press. Stitch to front dress piece as marked on pattern.

  • How to sew a pleated dress. Dress With Front Pleats - Step 3
    Step 3

    Sew bust darts. Press darts upwards.

  • Step 4

    Fold and stitch tucks on wrong side of dress front. Press tucks open.

  • Step 5

    Sew two rows of basting across the top of skirt back. Gather so notches match those on bodice. Sew skirt to bodice then remove basting. Topstitch on bodice edge close to seam.

  • How to sew a pleated dress. Dress With Front Pleats - Step 6
    Step 6

    Neaten all shoulder edges. Sew shoulder seams and press open.

  • Step 7

    Apply interfacing to neck facing pieces. Sew facing to neckline, and clip curves. Neaten lower edge of facing. Turn facing to inside then topstitch around neckline.
    Neaten all side edges of front and back pieces. Sew side seams and press open.

  • How to sew a pleated dress. Dress With Front Pleats - Step 8
    Step 8

    Double fold dress hem, then topstitch.

  • Step 9

    Neaten all underarm edges. Sew underarm seams. Press open.

  • Step 10

    Double fold sleeve hems, then topstitch.

  • Step 11

    Sew sleeves to dress, matching notches and underarm seams.

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Steph.
Steph. · Reading, England, GB · 212 projects
You look amazing in it!
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Mimi T.
Mimi T.
Very cute! <3
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Annie Ann Z.
Annie Ann Z. · Madera, California, US · 1 project
love it
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