dress is finished! I like it in general and will wear is proudly. 🙂 I also gonna do other similar things I think, but I will do some slight modifications. When I wear it I’ll make some pictures and show the the tiny things I would change. 😉 But first: how to finish the dress. How are yours coming along by the way?
first pin the side-seams of the sleeve-parts
sew them and if your fabric frays like mine also do some overedging
next sew with wide stitches on the seam allowance of the sleeve-part at the sleeves seams
so they fit the smaller part in the lighter color and sew them together
then ruffle the top sleeve part (sew with wide stitches and pull the threads) as well so it fits the smaller part… try to have the ruffles equally all around
looks like this
of course you need at that seams also your serger
next the little slit in the sleeve, roll the edges over twice, thats a little tricky and will take a little while
then sew that roll, thanks to the ruffles, that slit will pretty much disappear later, so dont worry if your stitches are a little wonky like mine 😉
next you need your cuffs, cut them of the lighter material: your wrists+plus 4cm x 5cm
now ruffle your sleeve hem (with wide stitches)
and pin your cuff right side on right side to it, leave the seam allowance open on the upper side of the sleeve, and seam allowance and additionally 1 cm at the down side of the sleeve, thats the place for the button later
be carful your sleeves are mirror images of each other and sew the cuffs to the sleeves
fold the cuff in the middle
and sew the ends, at the corner of the longer part you have to cut back
and turn around and fold and pin the inside of the cuff
and sew close to the seam all around, I actually didnt sew any buttons in, because I never would close them anyhow, if you want to you could add some small buttons and button-holes
now ruffle your shoulder at the sleeve (wide stitches and pull the threads)
dont get any ruffle at the down half of the arm-hole, pin markings on markings and get the ruffles even over the top half
sew and serge the arm-holes
last but not least: the hem! draw a line at half of your hem allowance
fold over on that line
and fold over once more
pin that way the hem all around and sew it
Finished! My dress form is to little for that dress (or I am getting to big:p) But I will wear it soon and show you some pictures how it looks worn!
I hope you like my dress and this sew along was helpful for you. If there are any question, please ask!
How is your dress turning out?
keep sewing and smiling