cutting this dress really too a long time, just because I carefully matched up the print. I thought when sewing a 70s style dress I should use a fun 70s print from my own designs. So I am using my retro flower print which is a bigger print, but it will look so much fun in the finished dress! If you like my fabric you can order your own here, there are different color-options as well. For this dress I had it printed on 2 yards of spoonflowers perfomance pique, which is a great polyester fabric, with a nice drape and a soft and cool feel, just a little sensitive to pins, but works well if you are a little careful.
If you missed the first part about the pattern, you can find it here.
I started with the back pattern
and front pattern, luckily the print is the same in both directions, so I could place them in both directions
now I placed the smaller in between where I could find the space.
then cut all pattern pieces and cut in at the markings
I used a small piece of fabric for the back neckline facing, which I cut in fold then I placed all the other pattern pieces right side down on the fabric again, carefully matching up the print so each part will look the same, of course the seam allowance will be taken away later, so I will not have full matched up flowers at the seams, but still the will fit together and it already was a long enough process like this
when everything was matched up I cut the parts and then looked at my markings
and cut in at the new part
my dress still in pieces so far.
I can’t wait to get started on this dress, it will be so much fun to sew and wear.
Do you have any questions so far? Do not hesitate to ask!
Tomorrow a new burda style mag will be at the stores, so you can vote for the next tutorial starting tomorrow.
keep sewing and smiling