An exciting time is upon us. It’s almost holiday season and with that, comes parties.
Don’t spend forever worrying over what to wear, and don’t, as a fashion sewer, be drawn into the stampede at your local retail stores.
I know how busy and demanding this time of year can be, so let me take some of the worry away and introduce you to this quick, simple yet beautifully stylish little dress.
A real head turner that DOESN’T take an age to make.
Welcome to Fashion Sewing Blog’s next Sew-Along, the Butterick B4343 Lined Dress.
The Sewing Pattern!
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I have chosen this particular sewing project as the dress is a timeless piece (ideal for the celebrity in you) and this sew-along is a must for any fashion sewing beginner. I have chosen to make the classic sleeveless dress with princess line shaping.
The dress patterns come in two lengths – mid knee or full length (evening) with a choice of symmetrical or asymmetrical neckline variations. All dresses are sleeveless with a side seam zip / zipper fastening for views A and B and centre back seam zip /zipper for views C and D.
For a more in depth look at this specific pattern, including line drawings, then click – The Butterick B4343 Lined Dress Sewing Pattern.
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The choice of fabric you choose to complete this sewing project is entirely yours. Here is a small list (with links) of possible suggestions -
Let me know what fabric you decide to use. Will it be one from this list or maybe a completely different fabric choice altogether?
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Zip / Zipper (16inches) for views A and B
Zip / Zipper (24inches) for views C and D
Sewing Machine Needle
Suitable Thread for your Fabric
Twill Tape (optional)
Tools Required For My Sew-Along!
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Paper Scissors (for cutting the tissue sewing pattern)
Hand Sewing Needle
Oh, and your Sewing Machine of course!
If you feel you need any more help preparing for this next project, please do not hesitate to contact me.
You may also want to read ‘A Checklist For Completing Sewing Projects‘ which I wrote to assist any fashion sewer undertaking a sewing project.
If you wish to join me next week and want to be ready for part 1 of this sew-along, please remember to first -
1 – Cut out your sewing pattern pieces, and if they are creased, give them a press with a warm iron.
3 – Make sure that your pattern pieces are placed onto the fabric grain lines correctly.
4 – Cut out your fabric using your fabric scissors, transfering all of the pattern markings.
I do hope to see you in a weeks time where we will complete a dress that requires limited time where the end result is almost priceless.
Ready to start? Click – Sewing Project – The Butterick B4343 Lined Dress
Happy fashion sewing
Colleen G Lea