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Here are the next sewing steps for the retro hippie dress, you can find the first parts here: pattern, cutting, sewing1.
I pinned my facing onto my dress, right sides facing each other
and sewed all around from marking to marking
then I pinned that ends up
and pinned my centre front seam, and sewed it up close to that folded up ends
then I folded them down again and sewed them together, cut back the corners of the seam allowances, and cut in at the curves then I turned the facing on the inside and pinned the seams onto each other
and sewed through the seams,
to keep the facing where its supposed to be: inside now I pinned my sleeves into the small sleeves already part of the bodice, marking on marking, bodice wrong side out, sleeve right side out and sewed. I never did any serging with this dress, because it does not fray at the edges, I sewed it with the stretch stitch on my sewing machine
then I pinned the hems up
and hemmed all with zigzag
sleeve hems and dress hem
I also added it to the neckline, just because I liked the look at all open edges, and I did not trust the facing to stay inside
but when I tried it on I noticed how there was way to much fabric under my bust
it just looks weird,if it does not go close to body under the chest area
way better with less fabric
so I will show you next week how I changed my dress to fit better.
Do you have any questions about this so far? Do not hesitate to ask!
Like my fabric? You can get your own here, also in different colors. In my version it is printed on performance pique
keep sewing and smiling
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