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a LBD with a pleated neckline
this is another one of my college projects.
it is the first garment where I've made the pattern from scratch, and I'm really pleased with the outcomes.

Posted by HerNameIsAlixx from Stourbridge, England, United Kingdom • Published See HerNameIsAlixx's 23 projects »
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  • How to sew a hand sewn dress. Little Black Dress - Step 1
    Step 1

    Once the pattern is drawn, cut the fabric making sure to cut the straight of grain. you need one front piece cut on the fold, and two back pieces.

  • How to sew a hand sewn dress. Little Black Dress - Step 2
    Step 2

    sew darts to the desired shape in the two back pieces.

  • How to sew a hand sewn dress. Little Black Dress - Step 3
    Step 3

    pin and sew the pleats around the neckline, towards the centre.

  • How to sew a hand sewn dress. Little Black Dress - Step 4
    Step 4

    sew the side seams and the shoulder seams. then sew carefully round the armholes and hem.

  • How to sew a hand sewn dress. Little Black Dress - Step 5
    Step 5

    create a bias binding strip and encase the pleats, giving a neat finish.

  • How to sew a hand sewn dress. Little Black Dress - Step 6
    Step 6

    sew up the back to the hip line, and sew a zip the rest of the way up, preferably concealing it.

  • How to sew a hand sewn dress. Little Black Dress - Step 7
    Step 7

    finally, create a simple fabric tube the desired width and length. turn it inside out and tie around the waist, arranging the pleats down the dress.

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Steph.
Steph. · Reading, England, GB · 212 projects
very nice x
HerNameIsAlixx
HerNameIsAlixx · Stourbridge, England, GB · 49 projects
thanks Happy
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