here are the first sewing steps for the shirtdress:
I pinned the collar parts right sides facing each other together
and I also pinned the side seams and seams within the dress
sewed the collar
then I cut the seam allowance back at the corner and turned the right side out
now I pinned the collar stand parts to each side of the collar and sewed it
and folded over so the right side is outside
after sewing and serging the vertical seams I closed the shoulder seams, really careful that the seams match up
now I sewed and serged the sleeve seam, then turned the sleeve right side out and pinned it into the armhole, right side of sleeve and dress face each other
now I pinned the collar stand to the neck hole (right side)
then I folded the seam allowance inwards also of the open end on the inside of the dress and sewed it closed with hand stitching
almost finished, if you haven’t tried it on for fit yet, now should be the time;)
I hope this was helpful for you, if there is a word or term you don’t know, try the dictionary, if I haven’t explained it there yet, please do not hesitate to ask, same as for anything else about this project or sewing in general.
keep sewing and smiling
Great! You were busy! Great tutorial and final result!