Welcome fashion sewers to another Fashion Sewing Blog sew-along.
It’s time for us all to make the New Look 6094 dress sewing pattern in time for long, hot summer nights.
Thank you to all of my readers who voted. This particular dress sewing pattern was one of the more popular patterns, gaining 74% of the total vote.
I do hope this means that as many of you as possible will complete the dress with me, over two sew-along posts, and share photo’s of your creations at my NEW and IMPROVED Sewingista Gallery!
Before we start, do you have everything you need?
Why not double check by visiting – Sew-Along, A Checklist For The New Look 6094 Dress and I’ll wait for you here!
Remember to fully utilise my slideshow below and by clicking on each individual photo, will enlarge and enhance it so you can take a better look.
Sew-Along – The New Look 6094 Dress (Part 1)
I have chosen to complete design B during this sew-along, but you can still follow along if you are going to sew any of the other designs.
If you need any help during our sew-along, then please use the comments box below and I (and I’m quite sure our fashion sewing community) will be more than happy to help.
The New Look 6094 dress is not a difficult dress to sew. I’d certainly recommend it for any beginner.
The dress mainly comprises of a lot of straight machine sewing and a lot of plain seams. Ideal practise!
Part 1 of this sew-along is focusing on the bodice to the dress.
Written Instruction For The New Look 6094 Dress
As previously mentioned, part 1 of this sew-along will concentrate on the bodice of our dress.
I always start every sew-along from ‘garment construction phase‘. For details and demonstrations of sewing pattern placement, lay planning or other preliminary fashion sewing techniques, please visit FashionSewingBlogTV.
1 – Neckline – Staystitch the front and back bodice sections.
2 – Darts – Sew the small bust darts. This adds extra shaping.
3 – Front Side Panel – Match up your sewing pattern markings and then pin, baste and sew the princess seam of the front bodice.
4 – Bodice Back – Sew in the darts and then press.
5 – Front and Back – Join the front and back of the boddice at the side seam.
6 – Sleeves – Sew the shoulder seam of the sleeve which has been interfaced. Repeat this process with the lining.
7 – Sleeve Lining – Match the sewing pattern markings and then pin the lining to the lower edge of the sleeve. Machine sew. Trim, grade and clip the seam then understitch to stop the lining from moving.
8 – Bias Binding – This is needed to cover the raw edge of the seam from the sleeve, to the underarm of the bodice. Ensure you trim and grade.
9 – Sleeve Seam – Pin and baste the bias binding into position through all thicknesses.
10 – Top Stitching – To keep the sleeve seam in place, first, place it face down onto your sewing machine and then sew on the right side, ensuring you stitch through all thickness of the bias seam.
Is That The Kettle Boiling?
Take your time, take plenty of breaks and if you get stuck, please ask advice.
After all, you’ve got a week now until part 2 to get things done!
Join me next time where we will sew the skirt section and attach it to the bodice to make the completed New Look 6094 dress.
If you’re ready now, click – Sew-Along – The New Look 6094 Dress (Part 2)
Happy fashion sewing
Colleen G Lea