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Tulip Dress

Extract from Sweat Shop Paris • By Martena Duss and Sissi Holleis • Published by Andrews McMeel Publishing

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Who doesn’t need a billowing dress made for a dreamy summer day?
Who doesn’t need a billowing dress made for a dreamy summer day? Here is an easy pattern that can quickly be stitched together. Best worn for pretty promenades and all those romantic meetings on the terrace.

key: —O— right side / O—O wrong side

TIP: To make your dress more attractive and give it a light romantic touch, add a lace band on the outside, running along the waistband.

—From Sweat Shop Paris by Martena Duss & Sissi Holleis/Andrews McMeel Publishing

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  • How to sew a hand sewn dress. Tulip Dress - Step 1
    Step 1

    Overlock each fabric piece. Fold the front shoulder pleats (fig 1),

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

    and the back shoulder pleats (fig 2).

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

    Fold over the fabric after the lip, wrong sides facing (fig 3).

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

    Stitch lengthwise, across the pleats, taking a 7-mm (¼-in) seam allowance (fig 4).

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

    Place the two shoulder pieces together, right sides facing, fold on top of fold, and stitch, taking a 1-cm (3/8-in) seam allowance (fig 5).

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

    Right sides facing, pin and stitch the sides of the bodice, taking a 1-cm (3/8-in) seam allowance (fig 6).

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

    Overlock the edges of the neckline, the armhole, and the hem of the skirt. Fold the hem up 7mm (¼ in) and stitch along the edge 5mm (3/16 in) from the fold (fig 7).

  • How to sew a hand sewn dress. Tulip Dress - Step 8
    Step 8

    Wrap the skirt closed, lining up the folding lines, and stitch along the overlapped section of fabric with a 5-mm (3/16 -in) seam allowance (fig 8).

  • How to sew a hand sewn dress. Tulip Dress - Step 9
    Step 9

    Lay the skirt inside the tube of the bodice, right sides together. Pin and then stitch all along the edge, taking a 1-cm (3/8-in) seam allowance (fig 9).

  • How to sew a hand sewn dress. Tulip Dress - Step 10
    Step 10

    Pin the elastic around the seam joining the bodice and the skirt. Stitch along the center seam, pulling the elastic as you go so that the fabric lies flat (fig 10).

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