The Butterick B4343 sewing pattern (an asymmetrical lined party dress) is a super easy sewing project, ideal for the holiday season.
Like most people, I’m sure at this juncture of the year, time is at a premium. If that’s the case but you still want to make a dress that really will turn heads, then this sewing project is for you.
This dress is that easy, this sew-along will be completed, from start to finish in this very post.
Look sexy and gorgeous this party season!
If you want to make this elegant dress, then why not first visit my post ‘Sewing Project – A Checklist for the Butterick B4343 Lined Dress‘ and you’ll get all the information required to aid you in this sew-along.
I shall be making view B in this sew-along, but you can still follow, take part and sew any of the other dresses during this project. Just refer to your sewing pattern instructions. My aim as always is to highlight the key techniques which will allow you to create any of the views you wish.
Sewing Project – The Butterick B4343 Lined Dress
NB – Click on each photo to enlarge it and take a better look.
1 – Introduction – This is the Butterick B4343 lined asymmetrical princess line dress.
2 – Pattern Pieces – The front section (pattern piece 1) has a princess seam as does the front side section (pattern piece 8).
3 – Overlock / Serge – Neaten the straight edges but not the armhole, shoulder or neckline. If you don’t have an overlocker / serger, use a zig zag stitch on your sewing machine.
4 – Front Section – Stitch a row of reinforced stitching on the inward curve. At the most curved area (fullest part of the bust), clip into the seam as close to the reinforced stitching as possible.
5 – Princess Seam – Once the seam has been prepared, sew the princess seam.
7 – Joining – Bring together the front sections and back sections then sew together.
8 – Shoulder – Join the shoulder of the dress together.
9 – Lining – Slipstitch the lining to the slit of the dress.
10 – The French Tack – Perform a French tack as this keeps the lining in place. Look out for a ‘How-to video’ on ‘How To French Tack’ coming soon at FashionSewingBlogTV.
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All that’s left to do, is try this brand new (and totally gorgeous) dress on and after taking a photo, upload it to my Sewingista Gallery.
Can you believe that something so elegant took so very little time to create!
Now check those invites and R.S.V.P immediately.
I look forward to seeing your creations soon.
If you have any questions regarding this sewing project (or anything else) then please feel free to contact me.
It’s always great to hear from the growing fashion sewing community.
Happy fashion sewing
Colleen G Lea