how to sew… the dress #111 of burda 2/15: bodice seams and sleeves


here are finally the next steps for the dress #111 of burda 2/15! The first parts can be found here: part1, part2, part3 and part4.

DSCF6964 first I pinned the ironed buttonhole facing from last post in place. folded open

DSCF6965 then I started ironing the facing for the buttons by marking the final width

DSCF6966 next I ironed the seam allowance into the facing

DSCF6968 then ironed the edge close to the marked line

DSCF6969 now I folded and ironed it all over at the marked line

DSCF6970 also pinned in place, as close to the original seam as possible

DSCF6971 I also pinned the side seams

DSCF6972 and shoulder seams

DSCF6973 and I pinned the sleeves facings to the sleeve hems, sleeves right side out, facings wrong side out, right sides facing each other

DSCF6974 also the collar parts on top of each other

DSCF6975 I sewed the facings as close to the original seam as I could

DSCF6976 sewed and overlocked side seams and shoulder seams

DSCF6977 I sewed the sleeve hem and overlocked the top end of the facing

DSCF6978 sewed the collarDSCF6979 and cut the seam allowance short at the corners

DSCF6980 to turn the collar right side out it helps to first iron the seam allowances apart

DSCF6981 then I folded it over and iron the right form

DSCF6982 same with the hem of the sleeves, seam allowances apart

DSCF6983 then folded the facing inside and ironed

DSCF6984 then I sewed the facing in place, I use the sticky note to mark the width from the edge to the seam, so it looks even, and the sticky note is easy to remove

DSCF6985 my finished sleevesDSCF6986 the hemDSCF6987 the inside

I hope this was helpful and/or interesting for you, let me know if you have any questions!

Next week I will sew the sleeves to the bodice, and attach the collar and maybe also do the buttonholes and buttons.

Dont forget to vote for your favorite pattern of burda 6/15 here.

keep sewing and smiling

your TailorFairy


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