Yesterday was a great day and a very full day. We started Sew Simple pattern A1636. Yesterday we cut the pattern out in fabric and began the preparation work for the construction of the dress today. So let's continue where we left off.
For a dress like this, I will admit that I would be able to make it in about 2 or 3 hours, but I wanted to share this very easy pattern with the beginning sewists. This dress is a good way to quickly maximize your wardrobe potential without the expense of driving to the mall (price, gas, time) and without buying the most expensive fabric in the fabric store. This pattern let's you be the boss of your price and personal style.
Ok, here we go. Yesterday we ended with prep work, so for today we will continue with construction and the finish for the big reveal. In the pattern step1 says to stay-stitch the front and back at the neck. I used my serger, but for those who do not have a serger, it's ok, don't sweat it. Just use a zig-zag stitch to secure your edges. This keeps your neck area from stretching while you sew.
When you get all of your markings, notches, and seams fixed, it's time to make your gathers. Gently pull the bobbin strings to make your gathers. The strings should be between the 2 dots at the top of the bodice. Once you have your gathers, adjust them so that they look correct to you.
|Now that I have checked my gathers and shoulder stitches, I will move on.|
|Bias tape in arm holes,|
The bottom part of the dress is going to be just as easy as the top part. First, we will place the pockets over the front skirt piece with notches and dots matching. I also suggest that you do the same thing for the skirt back. This way you can move from sewing one set of pockets to the next, step10 and 11. When completed, PRESS the seam toward the skirt front and back.
Wow, that was a journey. I will be posting a review for this pattern a little later, but I enjoyed the time that you spent with me and I look forward to doing it again soon. Thank you for stopping by my site.