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Time
8h00

Stylish Party Dresses
Full size pattern sheets A, B
Finished length
4–45 in (113.5cm) / 6–45 in (114cm) / 8–45 in (114.5cm) 10–46 in (115cm) / 12–46 in (115.5cm) / 14–46 in (116cm)

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  • How to sew a hand sewn dress. Dress With Tulle Overskirt - Step 1
    Step 1

    Preparation

    Apply fusible interfacing to facing. Apply stay tape to center back seam allowance. *M along sides and center back of bodice back, sides and center back of underskirt and outer edge of facing.

  • How to sew a hand sewn dress. Dress With Tulle Overskirt - Step 2
    Step 2

    Sew bust darts (press upwards, *M along sides). Sew waist darts (press towards center)

    *M = neaten raw edge using serger or zigzag stitch

  • Step 3

    Sew sides of bodice and sides of facing (open out seams)

  • How to sew a hand sewn dress. Dress With Tulle Overskirt - Step 4
    Step 4

    Match wrong sides of bodice and facing and sew together at
    neckline and armholes, leaving a little leeway at each end. Turn
    right way out

  • How to sew a hand sewn dress. Dress With Tulle Overskirt - Step 5
    Step 5

    Sew shoulders of bodice and shoulders of facing together
    separately press seams open). Pull shoulders through between facing and bodice sections and sew remaining neckline and armhole seams

  • Step 6

    Sew sides of underskirt (open out seams)

  • How to sew a hand sewn dress. Dress With Tulle Overskirt - Step 7
    Step 7

    Sew center back seam of underskirt from zipper endpoint to hem (open out seam)

  • Step 8

    Fold over hem of the underskirt twice and sew

  • Step 9

    Sew sides of overskirt one layer at a time (open out seams. Create four pieces)

  • How to sew a hand sewn dress. Dress With Tulle Overskirt - Step 10
    Step 10

    Sew center back seam of overskirt from zipper endpoint to
    hem, one layer at a time (open out seams). Stitch layers to-
    gether at zipper endpoint

  • Step 11

    Create gathering along waist of underskirt. For overskirt, sew
    through two layers at once to create gathering stitches. Pull up gathering stitches on both overskirt sections separately, then place over underskirt and stitch all sections to bodice (M through all six layers. Press seam allowance towards bodice)

  • How to sew a hand sewn dress. Dress With Tulle Overskirt - Step 12
    Step 12

    Using longest stitch on machine, sew seam where zipper is to be placed along center back (open out seam). Attach zipper. Finish off facing

  • How to sew a hand sewn dress. Dress With Tulle Overskirt - Step 13
    Step 13

    Attach hook and eye.

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